Middle School (5–9)


Kids Can Cook

February 14, 2018 - Parkland School Division Green Growing Initiatives, Little Green Thumbs, Multicultural Heritage Centre, The Town of Stony Plain, and several local businesses have partnered to create the first ever Kids Can Cook Celebration & Fundraiser.

Students of Parkland School Division take food from ‘seed to table’ in an inaugural Kids Can Cook Celebration & Fundraiser. You are invited to enjoy a wonderful meal while supporting this important learning opportunity for our students.

Date: Friday, March 9
Time: 6pm
Location: Heritage Park, Spruce Grove Hall (5100 41 Avenue, Stony Plain)
Tickets: Individual $25, Family (Maximum of 4) $50, available at Eventbrite

Little Green Thumbs and Green Growing Initiatives support gardening programs within the Parkland School Division.  Students learn how to grow their own food, understand nutrition, and establish a connection to where food comes. It is of vital importance to teach kids about healthy eating choices in their early years, to create a solid foundation that will last a lifetime.  The program works through inquiry based learning, experiential learning, and cross-curriculum learning within the classroom environment and helps students build responsibility, curiosity and confidence. 

Gardens cultivate food literacy by connecting students to the entire food cycle. 

“Food is not just fuel.  Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity.  And we nourish all of those things when we eat well.” – Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food, An Eater’s Manifesto

This event seeks to celebrate and elevate food from seed to table and to excite students about the opportunities that come with a passion for food, in all its’ stages of preparation. Local chefs have been partnered with a school team to showcase their culinary talents. Recipes will include produce grown in their school gardens. 

Proceeds from this fundraising event will support the Little Green Thumbs Program and Parkland School Division Green Growing Initiatives. Local partners include Parkland School Division, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Freson Brox. Fresh Markets, The Town of Stony Plain, Achieving Community Together, Little Green Thumbs, Multicultural Heritage Centre, and the Community Compass.

For more information contact:
Felicia Ochs
PSD Wellness Coordinator
Learning Services
Phone: 780-963-8465
Email: fmochs@psd70.ab.ca