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Salish Sea Sentinel | September 24, 2018

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Tsawwassen First Nation Grows up…and Down

Tsawwassen First Nation Grows up…and Down

Travellers on Hwy 17 going to or from BC Ferries have been watching the massive retail developments being built on Tsawwassen First Nation treaty lands.

But just north of the two new malls, scheduled to open in 2016, another sort of development is underway—the Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School. It is a collaboration between the nation and the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen University.

Applications are now being accepted for the school that will operate on a 20-acre parcel of Tsawwassen traditional lands. The school fuses sustainable agriculture and traditional indigenous food systems. Coordinator Corine Singfield said: “The school program is open to all with curiosity on how to feed a growing population while restoring the land.”

More info at www.kpu.ca/tfnfarm or by emailing tfs@kpu.ca

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