New PHABC Resource: Learning from the Land

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Author: Sustain Ontario

Posted: December 1, 2021

Categories: Edible Education Network / Good Food Ideas for Kids / School Food News / Schools

The Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) has recently published a new resource, Learning from the Land: Resources and stories from K-12 schools engaging with Indigenous plants and pedagogy.

The document intends to inspire and support teachers, school administrators, and community members who are interested in developing similar initiatives connected to K-12 schools.

The preamble explains that the document is both an “invitation and a provocation” (Robert Clifton, Indigenous Education Department at SD39):

On the one hand, it invites the reader to explore new ways of engaging with and learning about plants, land and place, and community. It invites one to commit to life, to nurturing, to rewilding, restoring and supporting our plants, animal, and human relations. It is also an invitation to include Indigenous land-based pedagogies and practices within existing school contexts in a meaningful and respectful way.

On the other hand, this guide also acts as a provocation for the reader to dive deeper into their learning around native plants and traditional pedagogies, such as Traditional Ecological Knowledge.

Learn more and access the toolkit here.