Field Trips

We’re pleased to be offering 6 exciting and diverse pre-conference field trips! Additional details will be announced in January 2019, but here’s a sneak peak of what’s in store.
    1. Wild Harvest Foraging Workshop and Coastal School Visit – Sooke Area
      Full day – $50 (Maximum Capacity: TBC)
      Focus: This trip will explore the linkages between student food literacy, wild foods and forest stewardship, including a visit to a school with a thriving local foods program and a foraging hike on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.

    2. Salt Spring Island Farm to School Tour – Salt Spring Island
      Full day – $100 (Maximum Capacity: 50)
      Focus: This trip offers an opportunity to explore an island-wide approach to Farm to School, including tours of projects based in schools and in the farming community – each contributing to one of the most vibrant and inspiring sustainable food systems in B.C.

    3. Indigenous Foodscapes 
      Full day $50 (Maximum Capacity: TBC)
      Focus: This trip will highlight approaches to Indigenous food sovereignty and ecosystem restoration by exploring connections to the land and language. It will highlight Indigenous youth engagement in reclaiming spaces – growing the next generation of leaders.

    4. Urban Food Systems Walking Tour – Victoria
      10 am – 2 pm $15 (Maximum Capacity 25) – Expect to walk appx 3 km in total during the tour.
      Focus: This trip will showcase sustainable food systems in urban schools and how youth can be empowered through food by exploring a number of innovative, urban school food initiatives including the value of partnerships between schools and with small-scale urban producers.

    5. Integrated Sustainable Food Systems for Students – Cowichan Valley
      9am – 4pm / $75 (Maximum Capacity: 50)
      Focus: This trip will provide an opportunity to visit an Eco-village in the Cowichan Valley to explore holistic approaches to education through applied permaculture, and integrated systems. It will touch on topics such as farming in the face of climate change and sustainable animal husbandry.

    6. Growing in the City: Urban Farming and Campus Food Initiatives                                                    9am – 1pm / $40 (Maximum Capacity: TBC)
      Focus: This trip will explore sustainable food systems in the campus setting, from campus gardens to sustainable, local procurement and the partnerships that support them at one Canada’s most extraordinary academic institutions. 

    All field trips include lunch, and transportation via bus, and/or ferry unless otherwise noted. A minimum number of registrants are needed for each tour. If capacity is not reached one week prior to the tour, the field trip will be cancelled and you will be refunded.