Canadian youth invited to dig into agriculture education throughout the month of March
By Haley Bilokraly
March 2023 is the 12th annual Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM)
CALM provides students, from kindergarten to Grade 12, the opportunity to learn, understand, and appreciate Canadian agriculture through various activities in and out of the classroom.
This initiative was started in 2011 by Agriculture in the Classroom Canada and has since been inspiring youth from coast to coast to learn more about agriculture and the way their food gets to the table.
From planting seed kits to discovering careers in agriculture, CALM inspires a wide variety of hands-on lessons for every student regardless of their grade level. Additionally, the wide-spread impact that agriculture has on the daily life of a Canadian makes it a great topic to be explored in every subject, starting in the science lab and extending all the way to art class.
Most programs and events during CALM differs between provinces and schools; however, Agriculture in the Classroom Canada has organized the Great Canadian Farm Tour for all students in Canada. This month-long event takes students on 11 virtual farm tours to visit farms of various sizes and types including: dairy, maple syrup, vermicomposting, beef, sugar beet, pork, aquaculture, and more.
For more information about CALM events in your area, visit https://aitc-canada.ca/en-ca/resources-programs/canadian-agriculture-literacy-month