Grow BC is a resource designed for teachers of all grades to show their students the diversity of our province’s commodities and the importance of BC’s agriculture to individuals and whole communities. It is divided into sections (separate PDF documents) to allow teachers easy access to the information, and it includes topics and ideas for straightforward integration into existing curricula.
The first section provides suggestions on how to use the resource in the classroom and an introduction to BC's agriculture sector, including Industry Profile, Industry Significance, General Statistics, and Food Safety and Quality on the Farm. The second section outlines each of the animals raised in BC, the province’s fish and shellfish, and the plants that are grown here for food. The third section includes information on Agricultural Regions, Contacts and Careers in the industry. Finally, our interactive online Grow BC map provides a way for teachers to navigate around the province and see the many different commodities that are grown in BC.
Teachers were directly involved in developing Grow BC: A Guide to BC's Agriculture to ensure its effective use in most curriculum areas.
Interactive Grow BC Map
We are excited to introduce our new interactive map, which shows the location of where each commodity in BC is grown. Click on any commodity to find out more information on how they are grown and produced in our province. Zoom out for a comprehensive look at the wide variety of agriculture in BC!
Please note that the icons on the map are representative of regional production and not specific farm locations. Each icon represents a proportion of the commodity production throughout the province. (example: even though there is more than 1 raspberry farm in the Chilliwack area, this is represented in the scale of 1 icon in relation to the other commodities grown). This prevents overcrowding on the map, and provides a snap shot example of commodities in the whole province.