Bruce Van Garderen of Maples Discovery Gardens Co-op, left, and Stephanie Captein of Langley Environmental Partners Society display fruits of the young students’ labors.

The Langley Food Bank has reaped the benefits of spring planting undertaken from April to June by elementary school students in Langley, British Columbia, through Nature’s Classroom. The program was funded by a $14,000 donation from Envision Financial in partnership with the Langley Environmental Partners Society and Maples Discovery Gardens, which hosted the plantings. Staff from Envisions Financial, a division of the $6.6 billion First West Credit Union, helped harvest the produce while the students were on summer break.

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