Food, Land and Learning: Land-based education resources and perspectives

In this session you will learn about recently created resources developed in BC to support local connections with food, lands, and indigenous ways of knowing that will connect students to the land they live on. The resources will inspire and support teachers to embark on their own programming, and will highlight lesson plans and activities that have been designed to connect to the BC Curriculu. Additionally we will open up the discussion for sharing stories and experiences that teachers have had supporting this work. 

Target Audience



10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

This session is full.


  • Farm to School BC
    Marcus Lobb

    Marcus has 12 years of experience supporting, and designing school garden and healthy eating programs in Quebec and B.C. His passion for food systems can be traced back to his childhood as the grandson of an avid gardener who grew the tastiest cherry tomatoes. Along with an interest in local food, Marcus enjoys growing his own vegetables, being involved with youth basketball, and listening to old records. Marcus also supports the Capital Region as a community animator with Farm to School BC.
    Marcus lives and works currently on the traditional-unceded territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwugen) Peoples, know today as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. 

  • Island Health
    Janelle Hatch

    Janelle is a Healthy Schools Coordinator and Registered Dietitian with Island Health.  As a parent of two school-age children, she is grateful to educators in the schools.  She is passionate in her work and values partnership with schools and educators to support healthy school environments.  Janelle enjoys growing and sharing food with others and sees an important role for food literacy in schools.  She is excited to share the foundations and tools of this new provincial resource that can assist educators in bringing the exploration of food into the classroom setting.