Mini-farms sprouting at Delta schools

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Students learn to build and maintain garden boxes.
(Photo: Mike Schneider)

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun
Level 3

Students in Delta schools are learning about farming. They grow, harvest, cook, preserve and distribute their own produce.

Project Pickle makes pickles.
Project Pickle started at Pebble Hill Elementary School in 2012. Their mini-farm was five raised garden beds.

Students planted 200 cucumber plants in June. They harvested 35 dozen cucumbers.
High school students showed the elementary students how to make pickles.

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Successful foster kids: Bayleigh Marie – Audio

Bayleigh Marie spent her childhood in BC foster care.Photo: Ward Perrin / The Vancouver Sun

Bayleigh Marie spent her childhood in BC foster care.
Photo: Ward Perrin / The Vancouver Sun

Listen to the story Successful foster kids: Bayleigh Maire - Level 2 

Reading by: Patty Bossort

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Successful foster kids: Chris Tait – Audio

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Chris Tait lived in 30 different foster homes.
(Photo: Jenelle Schneider / The Vancouver Sun)

Listen to the story Successful foster kids: Chris Tate - Level 3 

Reading by: Patty Bossort

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