A grand opening celebration was held yesterday for the Co-op Community Food Farm at Prince Arthur School. 

The event, which coincided with a school BBQ, allowed students and parents the opportunity to take a tour of the food forest and greenhouse and pick and eat vegetables, fruits, and herbs.

Spearheaded by the Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards with funding from the Co-op Community Fund as well as the generosity of local residents is meant to be a place of learning for all.

"It's a teaching tool that allows children how to grow, how to start seeds, how a greenhouse works, how to transplant seeds, how to plant annuals, how to pick and process fruits and vegetables," said Carmen Kaweski from the Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards.

IMG_9874.JPG Taylor Keil, Carmen Kaweski and Stephaine Huel from the Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards.

The Co-op Community Food Farm is designed to emulate a forest says Kaweski.

"They have a ground cover layer, a shrub layer, and a tree crown layer and are heavily mulched. You still have to water them, but they are more sustainable," noted Kaweski.

If you're interested in volunteering with the Co-op Community Food Farm reach out to the Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards.