Sardis Secondary School Agriculture

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The Agriculture Program has been a part of Sardis Secondary School for over three decades. At this time the Agriculture teachers began growing flowering plants with the students and started the Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale. Thirty years later we are still growing amazing plants with a modernized approach to growing. In the last decade the greenhouse program has expanded to include a vegetable crop. This is a program that focuses on place-based learning of material with the ability for students to gain practical experiences for the workplace while learning about some of BC GDP (Gross Domestic Product). In the last five years the current Agriculture teachers have been working on expanding the program to a 5 acre farm, the Sardis Secondary School Farm (SSSF). At the farm students grow over 30 different vegetables with many varieties of each, all of which are sold in a Community Supported Agricultures (CSA) program and to the school food programs. In 2016 the SSSF began the introduction of the School Community Gardens (SCG) – Plots of Learning; A Place to Grow.  This will be our second year of our CSA and we are very excited about it and about the SCG beginning.

For more information contact tania_toth@sd33.bc.ca or joe_massie@sd33.bc.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sardis Agriculture in the News

Modern Agriculture - August 2017 - Next Gen Farmers: A Look at Sardis Secondary's Farm Program

Chwk Progress - June 2, 2017 - Chilliwack students grow and learn at the Sardis Secondary Farm

Chwk Progress - March 7, 2017 - Students digging into ag education at Sardis secondary school

Concrete Garden Magazine (pg 17) - Fall/Winter 2016/2017 - Back to School Back to Land

Chwk Progress - July 20, 2016 - Chilliwack summer school feeds a hunger for knowledge

Chwk Progress - April 29, 2016 - Veggie farm run by Chilliwack students for CSA this summer

Chwk Progress - April 25, 2015 - Sardis Secondary School Farm opens

Star FM - April 21, 2015 - Sardis Secondary starting work on new farm

Chwk Times - April 15, 2015 - Five acre farm for Chilliwack students

Chwk Progress - May 1, 2014 - Students become teachers at Sardis secondary

Chwk Progress - May 30, 2013 - Fertile new ground for Sardis ag program

Chwk Times - May 30, 2013 - Long row to hoe for ag program

Chwk Progress - May 17, 2013 - Gardeners flock to Sardis secondary's plant sale

Chwk Progress - May 1, 2012 - Chilliwack students give students a lesson in agriculture

Chwk Progress - April 9, 2012 - Joe Massie: 'A' is for agriculture

Chwk Progress - Dec 13, 2011 - Growing turkeys for goodwill at Sardis secondary

Chwk Progress - May 4, 2011 - Boosting science with plants and veggies

Chwk Progress - July 22, 2010 - Harvesting veggies, gaining experience 

Chwk Times - June 25, 2010 - Sardis Ag Program at home in the ALR

Chwk Times - May 7, 2010 - Rooted in tradition