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Literacy Month

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month

Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) organizations from across Canada worked collectively with other organizations on an initiative to declare March the Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM). This program will encourage Elementary students to learn about and celebrate agriculture through various activities such as reading books about farming, watching videos, and meeting with agricultural representatives.

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month is one of many of the outreach programs supported by AITC-Canada

CALM is a hands-on program that encourages children to learn about and celebrate agriculture in various ways, including reading books about agriculture and watching virtual farm tours and agriculture videos. The theme for CALM is “Our Food, Our Story.” Agriculture in the Classroom Newfoundland and Labrador will deliver this program in Kindergarten to Grade 12 classrooms across Newfoundland and Labrador in a month-long virtual and in-person event. AITC-NL will be sharing the stories of farmers and agriculture professionals with online presentations, virtual farm tours and other resources. An important element of this event is the connection between students, local farmers and agriculture industry representatives and AITC-NL strives to continue to make that connection.

AITC-NL launched a storybook called "Plant, Grow, Eat, Share" on March 1st, 2022. Remember Abby from "What's Growing Around Us?"? She's back! Follow Abby and Fabian as they plant and care for their indoor classroom garden. Not only do they work together to grow Tiny Tim Tomatoes, but they grow a friendship and an appreciation for growing their own food. Along with a new storybook, AITC-NL will have audio storybooks available on the website and online resources available for teachers and students. Check out Plant, Grow, Eat, Share HERE!

Presentations for Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month will be back to in-person with virtual options for 2023. For more information, please contact: 




The Bee Creative Literacy Contest will return for 2023 thanks to our friends at the NL Beekeeping Association




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