The third annual Farm to School Month Canadahas seen a beautiful collection of school food activities pouring in from across Canada. From Newfoundland and Labrador to the west coast of BC, students have been “digging” the rewards of growing their own food and enjoying the harvest in their classrooms and cafeterias. We’ve been thrilled to hear how teachers are implementing subjects like; “How to grow your own garden”, “The Economics of growing your own food” and “Why garden veggies are better for your body than store-bought produce” into their curriculum. We are so proud of all our Canadians schools and thank you all for the wonderful work you do to get local, healthy food into the minds and onto the plates of your students.
We are pleased to announce the recipients of our Farm to School Month Canada 2016 Grants!
St. Bonaventure’s College, St. John’s, NL
1 grant available for engaging students in growing, cooking or preserving local foods at school. (value $1500)
Thanksgiving is a time of year that brings family and friends together. It knits a community, however loosely, to a sense of the season. And nothing speaks to the autumn season like the harvest.Read More
Oakwood Public School, Oakville, ON
Increasing the amount of local foods served and eaten in the school cafeteria. (value $1500)
Our journey to THINKING and EATING local at Oakwood Public School began rather unexpectedly in the fall of 2015. We had registered with OPHEA Healthy Schools Certification as a tool to increase the general health and well-being of all the kids at school. Read More
Forest Grove Elementary, Burnaby, BC
Connecting students to local food producers such as farmers, gardeners, chefs, bakers, cheese makers etc. (value $1500)
From Oct 3 to October 7th, 2016, Forest Grove Elementary participated in a number of seed to table experiences. The Kindergarten and Gr. 1 students came out to their edible garden to visit and explore all the garden was going to provide for the upcoming October 7th community event. Read More
A big thank you goes out to all the schools across Canada who participated in
Farm to School Month Canada, 2016!