Urban Ag High

Through our work, we realized there was a lack of connection, coordination, and collaboration between local educators and communities interested or running school ag projects across the Edmonton area. We found:

• Local Edmonton and area educators are ready and willing to implement urban ag projects but lacking the required resources and time;
• Schools and educators are interested in directly linking urban ag programs to the Alberta Program of Studies;
• Educators are exploring various strategies for implementing urban ag projects in their schools.

Urban Ag High is a program (launched in the fall of 2013) that aims to build a community of practice around urban agricultural projects in Edmonton; connecting educators, resources and skills in order to provide experiential learning opportunities for junior and senior high school students.

Project Objectives:

  1. Develop and deliver workshops open to educators and administrators interested in Urban Ag programming;
  2. Develop a list of schools as potential candidates for a demonstration project and build a community of high schools that could work collaboratively to offer students hands on Urban Ag experiential learning that ties into the Alberta Program of Studies;
  3. Assess, evaluation and provide recommendations to schools on what would help them plan for their future projects;
  4. Select a demonstration site and assist in building their project;
  5. Document the entire process with input from students and teachers, so that others can learn from their experience;
  6. Create an ongoing online platform for educators to share their experiences and resources with each other;
  7. Evaluate the outcomes and impact on students as a result of the project and share the model for other schools to use to build their own Urban Agriculture programs;
  8. Create a "year in review" report highlighting the program with recommendations on how the program could/should proceed in the future.


...Bringing Urban Ag high To your School




Dustin Bajer
Urban Ag High Coordinator





For more information on individual high school locations click the drop pins in the map below: