Connecting our community to fresh, seasonal food!

A Rocha is connecting under-served children, families and seniors in the Surrey/White Rock area to fresh, seasonal food by:

  • providing hands-on training in gardening, food preparation and nutrition;
  • providing garden-sourced snacks, community shared meals and take-home vegetables for all participants;
  • partnering with local organizations in recruitment and community outreach; and
  • building relationships and cross-cultural connections, as well as communities of support.
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Tilling the Soil: Connecting Seniors to Healthy Food and Community

A Rocha offers  seniors from White Rock and Surrey opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating in a therapeutic garden setting. Funded by Healthy Aging by United Way, the program  encourages gardening and cooking skill development, intergenerational mentorship, and social support.

PLEASE NOTE: Farm to Families has been making temporary adjustments to this program, to accommodate Covid19 prevention measures that include physical distancing. As a result, we are not currently hosting any programming at the A Rocha Brooksdale Centre, but we are delighted to continue building relationships and offering educational programming in a variety of virtual ways. To pick something that works for you, please click the “Register Here” button below! 

For a snapshot of past programming, read of Environmental Education Through the Ages

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Schoolyard Farm Program (closed)

Turning Schoolyards into Farmyards

Thanks to the generous support of Vancouver Foundation, A Rocha’s Schoolyard Farm Program transformed school grounds in three inner-city school communities in Surrey, BC. We worked with students, teachers, school staff, and neighbours to develop gardens and a gardening program that suited each community.

Frank Hurt School
Guildford Park School
Surrey School District Community Partnerships

Looking for More Resources?

The City of Surrey’s Community Food Resources Map. An interactive map to find food resources in Surrey, including where you can grow your own vegetables, access free and low-cost food, attend a community meal, and support your local farmers.

DIVERSEcity’s Food Security Programs. Community Kitchen and Community Garden programs are offered to newcomers.

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