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“The salad bar was a huge hit today. Local carrots, kale salad with Hollyhock dressing, 3 potato salads -a traditional, a wasabi & a vinaigrette; (our vegan option) Amazing nut & bean veggie burgers, baked Halibut with sea asparagus tartar, and barbequed teriyaki spring salmon. Phew! Student prepared, right down to the condiments. Week 1...
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Farm to School has been a valuable part of Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary School  school’s food program during the 2016/17 school year. A recent  grant provided  the opportunity to increase our salad bar  local food offerings and allowed students the chance to sample, access, and enjoy a variety of foods. Our school food program has evolved...
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How to make your Farm to School Program more exciting than recess? Take your students to the great outdoor classroom for a food adventure! Recently, Sen Pok Chin students from Oliver, BC took part in The Corny Tour at Covert Farms Organics Family Estate. Students in grades kindergarten to grade two took a hayride through...
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I remember the first attempts to engage students in Farm to School at George M Dawson Secondary in Masset, BC. In 2010,  the school bought fancy salad bar equipment that cost hundreds of dollars. A red seal chef, who was teaching 5 other students in the culinary arts program in nearby Old Masset, created the...
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Love is in the air – and in the bellies and in the fields of Mulmur, Ontario in Dufferin County – as Primrose Elementary School reflects on Year One of our new Salad Bar program. With our official “first date” on Valentine’s Day 2017, it’s no wonder that our students hit it off so well...
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We have a grand vision for Farm to School at Royal Bay Secondary –  we want nothing less than full engagement of our school community in the creation of sustainable food systems. But where to begin? This is our story, year 1. Royal Bay Secondary School is located in on the border of Colwood and...
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École secondaire Hanmer is a small French high school situated in a rural Northern Ontario community with a population size of 180 students (grade 7-12). Our journey leading up to the Farm2School project started back in 2012 when we won a local community contest called the “Ugliest School Yard Contest”. The school grounds received a...
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In nature there is no waste, merely a cycle of cycles. One thing always leads to another. What a beautiful model to emulate. It is hard to say where the Loughborough Public School and Sydenham High School Food Literacy project begins. Does it start with the food our school and local farmers grow? The food...
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The Little School that ROARS – seriously, we do. Sir Charles Tupper Secondary in Vancouver, BC is a ‘small’ high school, grades 8-12, of about 1,000 students. Our mascot is a tiger and our code of conduct is Resobsibility, Ownership, Attitude, Respect and  Safety (R.O.A.R.S. ) which is taught, modeled and followed by staff and students....
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Grandview / Uuqinak’uuh Elementary School is a very special place! This Inner city school in Vancouver, British Columbia is lucky to have a lovely, expansive green space with many large trees, and a well established school garden and our open longhouse structure provides an outdoor teaching space (interrupted by a noisy Skytrain that rumbles by...
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