EARTHBITES, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT, WAS CREATED WITH THE MISSION TO 'CONNECT KIDS WITH THEIR FOOD' BY THE FOUNDERS OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLATBREAD CO. - SUZANNE & DOMINIC FIELDEN
The big question was “how do we achieve this outside of our restaurants?” They recognized that many VSB schools had school gardens but they were not being fully utilisized as outdoor classrooms to connect students with their food.
An opportunity arose at Trafalgar Elementary school, where their three kids were attending. Teachers had a plan to create an extensive school garden but they did not have the time or gardening knowledge to implement and manage it. So Suzanne jumped into action and put together a team of urban gardners and nutritionists & EarthBites was created.
EarthBites has come a long way since 2006 and now partners with five VSB schools connecting over 3000 students and teachers with their food a year – yeah!