81. Mackenzie Secondary Food Security

District: No. 57 (Prince George)

Following First Peoples Principles of learning “throughout the entirety of the project,” this project encourages collaboration among Mackenzie and the Mcleod Lake Indian Band in good relations and to tackle common problems of food security. The school will operate as a hub to connect and enable multiple groups to be a part of the project, and will use the community garden beds, the schools’ growers club, the senior center’s hydroponic sheds and the wetlands, to curate and grow food. It is a food initiative by which to connect to Indigenous knowledge and break barriers to understanding in knowledge sharing and transfer, starting with understanding the history of the land of the growing.