Sprouting Chefs

Kitchen garden programs for youth in Vancouver & Lower Mainland

Garden Management

School & Home Garden Projects

  • Planning & Planting Guide
  • Garden Project Management
  • Presentations to Staff and Students
  • Seed & Cooking Classes
  • Community Garden Clubs
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Who am I?

Barb Koyanagi McMahon:

  • Experienced School Garden Coordinator
  • Certified Organic Master Gardener
  • Overseen the creation and build of the first editable school garden in Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Speaker and Presenter on How a Garden Can Transform a Community
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If you would like to transform the way children view food and the world they live in, Contact Barb via: 

Sprouting Chefs Society is thrilled to have funding from TD Friends of the Environment for the 2019 Spring Seasons. Funds provided by this grant have allowed for 2 schools, Lochdale Community School and Windsor Elementary to participate in our Seed to Table Program which includes: seed planting classes incorporating organic gardening principles as well as harvesting and tasting classes near the end of the year.


2019 Summer Wellness and Cooking Camp Registration is Open! 

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Upcoming Events & Awards:

2018 Be You Event at Coquitlam Centre, September 20, 2018

2016 Farm to School Month Canada Winner, Forest Grove Elementary - connecting schools to local food producers such as farmers, gardeners, chefs, bakers, cheese makers etc. 

2016 Environmental Award Recipient for Green Choices to Barb McMahon, Founder of Sprouting Chefs

2016 YWCA Women of Distinction Nominee in the Category of Community Champions

2014 Environmental Award Co-Recipient with Forest Grove Elementary - Green Choices

After School Cooking Classes at Forest Grove Elementary - Open to children ages 7 to 9 yrs old (Tuesdays 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm) and children ages 10 to 13 yrs old (Thursdays 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm), - 2019 Spring Dates with Space AVAILABLE in Beginner Classes

After School Garden Clubs, every other Friday throughout the year at Forest Grove Elementary - Throughout the Seasons, Guided by Mother Nature and the Kids of Course! (Other Schools - Windsor, Burnaby, BC and Seaview Elementary, Port Moody, BC)

For More Info On Any of Our Opportunities to volunteer or participate: info(at)sproutingchefs(dot)com

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