Posted on May 12, 2022
President Vicki Haberl (right) of Squamish Rotary presents the grant cheque to Constance Cope of Squamish CAN, and then they met up again at the School Farm.
Things are starting to happen at the Howe Sound School Farm next to the high school in Squamish.
Vegetables and plants are already beginning to grow in the new soil to be harvested later in the summer.
Today we had an update from Constance Cope, the School Farm Manager with Squamish CAN, on the background, vision, and implementation of this new venture.
Squamish Rotary awarded a grant of $8,000 to support the School Farm. The funds will be used to retrofit and equip the on-site container which will be used for storage and office space,

The Howe Sound School Farm project is a partnership between the Squamish Climate Action Network and the school.
The 1,114-square-metre (12,000-square-foot) farm will include garden beds, a 30-metre (100-foot) greenhouse, a smaller seed-starting greenhouse, a SeaCan for storage and office space, a wash-up station and gathering space.

The School Farm will:
  • Provide fresh, nutritious, sustainably-grown and culturally appropriate food for families, community members, and nearby schools.
  • Increase food literacy in students through hands-on learning, connection to land, and various course integrations (i.e. business, food studies, leadership, woodworking and more).