August 17, 2015
WCPS workers prep and process produce
Photo: Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer WILLIAMSPORT — Williamsport High School’s kitchen smelled like home cooking Tuesday as food-service workers were making “homemade” marinara sauce. The sauce was being cryovaced so Washington County Public Schools students can enjoy it this school year, said Jody Francisco, manager of culinary development. This is the first of four weeks where food-service...
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School gardens offer learning opportunities, fresh produce
A local school garden project is providing not only fresh produce, but also a number of learning opportunities for the students. Students at Beckley-Stratton Middle School have helped grow the seeds, plant the vegetables and beautify the spaces where three gardens are located at the school. The first garden, located behind Beckley Elementary School, was...
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Building A Successful Farm To School Movement: One Person, One Plot, One Policy At A Time
What does it take for a school district to be able to offer fresh, local, unprocessed food to its students? Chaffee County, Colorado found that the key ingredients are supportive school district administration, a strong school wellness policy, a food service director and staff passionate about incorporating locally grown foods into school meals, and buy-in...
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There is a growing movement to buy local food – and Interior Health is working to keep the food it serves patients as local as possible. Aside from environmental benefits and support for the local economy, there is something rewarding about biting into a juicy peach at the peak of the season, purchased from a...
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A Community Gardener’s Guidebook
This Community Gardener’s Guidebook is an easy-to-follow guide for beginner gardeners. This month to month guide provides detailed instructions on gardening, as well as tips on growing seeds indoors, watering and composting. Links to online gardening resources are also offered in the guide. By the North End Food Security Network Read More…
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Basic Gardening Manual for Northern Manitoba
Many fruit crops introduced to northern Manitoba by gardeners can survive and produce fruit. The major challenges in growing introduced fruit are extreme weather and a short growing season. Success at gardening in northern regions has more to do with choosing the best locations, keeping soils fertile and well-watered, using hardy plant stock and investing...
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Helpful Resources


What is Farm to School?
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Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
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Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
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New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


A New Crunch in School Lunch: BC Farm to School Salad Bar Guide.
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Tools From The Shed: Practical resources to operationalize your program
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