'Roots of Bruce' celebrating 22 years of agriculture education
by Sandy Lindsay

March 23, 2016


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'Roots of Bruce', is celebrating 22 years of bringing agricultural education to grade 5 and 6 students throughout the region with its annual agri-event that will be held in Walkerton.

Roots of Bruce file photos (2012)

The event helps to create awareness of the importance of our local agricultural community, food production, and other industries connected to agriculture. It promotes eating locally grown food, making healthy choices, learning sustainable practices to manage natural resources.

Students will see a wide variety of live animals and gain valuable insight into what is involved in producing the food they eat as well as other agricultural based products.

Students from South Bruce and Grey counties can come for a half day or whole day and take in many interactive learning stations for only $3.00 per student.

 Many farm commodity groups will be there in addition to two new ones this year - the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority and Bruce Botanical Gardens.

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'Roots of Bruce' is a volunteer-run program and is endorsed by both the Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB) and the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board (BGCDSB).

 Approximately 300 volunteers come from community groups such as Women's Institutes, Rotary Clubs, Retired Teachers and High school students to help plant the seeds of learning about agriculture.

Interactive chance to climb aboard

The non-profit event for Grades 5 and 6 students from BWDSB and BGCDSB and homeschooling  takes place on Thursday and Friday, April 14th and 15 respectively from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Agricultural Society Buildings in Walkerton.

For more information and photos of past events, go to www.rootsofbruce.com

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