Barb is the founder and visionary behind Sprouting Chefs, a school garden program for youth. She has overseen the creation and build of the first edible school garden Forest Grove Elementary in Burnaby, BC in 2011. Being a groundbreaker in the community of North Burnaby, she has seen the transformation of how building an edible school garden can bring a community together in a healthy holistic way.
Her mission and vision is to create space and programs where children feel connected to the earth and each other, work in harmony with nature and eat the fruits of their labours. She offers the world a way to connect with community and children through her garden programs. Gardens become platforms for conversations about how to “Be” in the world: Patience, Compassion, Trust, Forgiveness and Love as just a few virtues she teaches.
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