Farm to School is more than just local produce.

Farm to School is more than just local produce.

What happens when you send fresh-from-the-farm broccoli to creative teachers at an alternative high school program?  They make soup out of it of course!

Teachers and students of the HDSB’s H.O.P.E.S. Milton program took the broccoli they received as a part of the first week of their Farm to School deliveries to new heights with this delicious looking soup.

When we look for examples of the impact that our programs have on the lives of our students this is what we can only hope to hear.  Not only are these students learning about the food cycle and the fact that food like this grows in their community, but they are also learning life skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

H.O.P.E.S. is an opportunity for suspended and/or expelled youth to pursue both academic and therapeutic learning. Students who have been suspended in the Halton District School Board for 6 days or more or have been expelled from all schools in the Board may choose to attend this goal-driven program.  For many students in this alternative high school program, these types of life lessons are not always available to them.

Many thanks to these teachers for giving their students an education that can’t be found in a text book.