Downtown Squamish School Farm
 

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Donate here!

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$75,000

Last update:
2022-4-25
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We've reached our public fundraising goal!
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Bottles and Cans Fundraiser

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Our 
Vision

To develop a school farm in downtown Squamish located between two schools that meets both the community and students’ needs by:

  • Providing fresh, nutritious, sustainably-grown and culturally appropriate food for families, community members, and nearby schools

  • Increasing food literacy in students through hands-on learning, connection to land, and various course integrations (i.e. business, food studies, leadership, woodworking and more)

  • Cultivating an accessible, sustainable and interconnected local food system in Squamish

  • Fostering social and environmental awareness in students and community

  • Helping to combat the climate crisis

  • Involving volunteers, community members, and partners to develop Good Food Box program that offers produce at accessible costs

  • Modelling a sustainable farm in all aspects, including reaching financial self-sustainability after three years

Squamish CAN is collaborating with GOT CANS to raise money for the downtown Squamish school farm. GOT CANS is a free service in Squamish that removes and recycles all glass and plastic beverage bottles, aluminum cans, wine boxes and juice boxes of all sizes. GOT CANS provides you with a simple way to be sustainable and ensures a proper end to a product's life cycle. Proceeds from all monthly funds generated by GOT CANS go to a not-for-profit organization in the Sea-to-Sky, this month to Squamish CAN.

Book your free pickup today!

Phone: 604-848-2267

Emailgotcans@outlook.com

Website: www.gotcans.biz

The Build

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Fall 2021

  • Squamish Nation land offering and groundbreaking ceremony  

  • Installation of water and electrical services 

  • Cardboard drive to prepare for covering grass 

  • Establish basic farm layout on property 

Winter 2021-22 

  • Plan crops, order seeds 

  • Purchase essential supplies (i.e. shipping container for storage, fencing, etc.) 

  • Retrofit shipping container to be used as garden shed 

  • Soil and compost delivery 

  • Hire excavation company for layout of pathways 

Spring 2022 

  • Prepare land and sow seeds 

  • Establish School Farm Club 

  • Coordinate and Good Food Box Program (sliding scale harvest box)

  • Build ‘Help Yourself’ garden boxes at entrance 

  • Build and install greenhouse
     

Fall 2022​

  • Harvest and sell produce

  • Create English and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim signage for plant identification

  • Inaugural Community Harvest Celebration 

  • Plant Indigenous and perennial garden beds

Timeline

 

Donations of any size are appreciated, though donors will receive the most prominent recognition if donations are over $5,000 (Tier 1). This is followed by donations between $1,000 and $4,999 (Tier 2), and under $999 (Tier 3). Every little bit helps!

Platinum Full Harvest ($15,000+)

  • Recognition on on-site signage (family/business name, logo)

  • Frequent recognition on website and social media

  • Two tickets to annual Harvest Dinner event at farm (August/September)

24-Carrot Gold ($5,000-15,000) 

  • Recognition on on-site signage (family/business name, logo)

  • Recognition on website and social media

  • Two tickets to annual Harvest Dinner event at farm (August/September)

Silver Beet ($1,000-4,999)

  • Recognition on on-site signage (family/business name, logo)

  • Recognition on website and social media

Bronze Bean ($999 and under)  

  • Recognition on on-site signage

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Ongoing
Sponsorship
Opportunities

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How to
Donate

 

Step 1: Visit the HSS School Farm Donations page.

Step 2: Under School, choose Howe Sound Secondary.

Step 3: Under Initiative, choose HSS Food Farm.

Step 4: Under Message to School Board, include your Name/Organization if you wish to be recognized as a donor. Otherwise, you will remain anonymous.

Step 5: A donation receipt will be emailed to you upon completion of your cart checkout! This can be used for tax purposes.

Our Donors

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Platinum Full Harvest ($15,000+)

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24-Carrot Gold ($5,000 - 14,999)

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Silver Beet ($1,000 - 4,999)

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Bronze Bean ($999 and under)

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Online Raffle Donors

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Thank you so much for your support!

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School Farm Updates

March 2022 - Indigenous land offering and groundbreaking

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April 2022 - Sowing seeds

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Questions?

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