Foggy River Farm to Present at Outdoor Education Conference

Foggy River Farm will be at the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO) Conference on September 25-27, participating in workshops and presenting a new session on Activating the Inner Ecological Designer: Lessons From an Edible Schoolyard Installation

Phil Collins and Emma Brandy will share their experience of facilitating a series workshops at an elementary school in Port Perry, Ontario, where they worked to create ecological literacy, agency and empowerment within students . They will explore the strengths and challenges of helping each student become an ecological designer, the process of planning and planting an edible schoolyard, and some of the experiential activities used to create connection and care for the places we inhabit. They will also share how they used a food forest ecosystem to incorporate Ontario curriculum pieces from social sciences, math, physical education, science and art.