SSS Farm

The Sardis Secondary School Farm (SSSF) is the latest addition to the Sardis Agriculture Program. The farm is designed to work as a place-based educational learning tool for the sustainable growing of some of BC’s GDP. It is a way of connecting the students to food and the community.

Community Supported Agriculture

2015 was the first year of our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Sardis Agriculture fed 20 families over a 14 week period with vegetables grown in our Sardis Greenhouse and the SSSF.

In the summer of 2016, Sardis Agriculture partnered with SD33 Summer Learning to allow students to gain 4 credits by working on the SSSF. Forty students took advantage of this opportunity to enrich their education! Grade 11 and 12 students enrolled in an Independent Directed Studies (IDS) course, while Grade 10 students enrolled in Skills Exploration 10. The course was called Sustainable Vegetable Production. These students helped us expand the CSA program to 40 families that we provided food for throughout the summer.

In Summer 2017 we look forward to maintaining that level of production and extending the growing season into the fall.

Community Partners

The SSSF has many sponsors that make a program like this work. We have our CSA members, our Community Sponsors, Financial Sponsors and volunteers. Please take time to view our sponsors page to see the many contributors to our project.

If you would like to be a sponsor of the SSSF please contact tania_toth@sd33.bc.ca or joe_massie@sd33.bc.ca

 

School Community Garden

In 2016 the SSSF created in collaboration with other School District 33 school the School Community Garden (SCG) – Plots for Learning; A Place to Grow. We are excited to have all of the new members of the program and look forward to working with you and your students as we educate through growing.

 

University of the Fraser Valley Partnership

Sardis Agriculture has been partnering for over 10 years with UFV Agriculture. This partnership has included many opportunities for students such as field trips to UFV, guest speaker presentations, grafting and tissue culture lessons, dual credit courses and more. In the next few years we look to host UFV on a section of our field where they will conduct experimental plantings of various berry crops including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and hops.

 

Links

Photos 

Sardis Secondary farm project earns $25K sustainability prize published in the Chilliwack Progress June 15, 2016

Sponsor Page

CSA Program

Courses offered by the SSS Ag Program