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Canada Digs In
Evergreen Independent School is located in Cobble Hill, BC, a small semi-rural community in the lush Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Home to 100 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 7, Evergreen has a flourishing food literacy program that has recently been enhanced by the Farm to School grant received last year. The Farm to...
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Our Farm to Caf Story Bringing the Farm to our Cafeteria at Cardinal Leger Secondary School began when Ecosource helped us make a connection with a local farmer, Shannon Lee Stirling, from Albion Hills Community Farm. Shannon’s enthusiasm for sustainable practices inspired students to be a part of the Farm to Cafeteria movement and they...
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This year at NorKam Senior Secondary in Kamloops, BC, our cafeteria class started a salad bar for a fresh, healthy addition to our regular lunch service. We began this semester by growing our own vegetables, herbs and microgreens in anticipation of improving our cafeteria’s menu selection, and quality and freshness of food. This project proved...
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As a Principal, I have had the pleasure of observing fist hand the impact of a Farm to School Canada Grant. Farm to School funds have helped to dramatically change the food culture of our school. Our team at Lake Trail School  has been able to  leverage the funds to strengthen our partnership with Lake...
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Eastdale CI is a small inner city high school with about 120 students in the eastern part of downtown Toronto. Over the past five years we have identified a need at our school to have a stronger focus on food and nutrition issues. School surveys and observations told us that many of our students were...
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College Heights Secondary School in the Upper Grand District School Board has had a fantastic first year connecting our school to local food and farms, and launching a full salad bar as part of our cafeteria service. Here’s a story about a bushel of beets that was donated to our school and the amazing domino...
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The École Robb Road salad bar team is thrilled to share our school’s salad bar story with all of you. École Robb Road is in Comox, BC on Vancouver Island. We have been growing our program for a few years through fundraising and planning and the Whole Kids Foundation grant allowed our schools goal come...
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  In October 2016, our school, Regency Acres, was pleased to join the national Farm to School movement! This year we  worked really hard to offer 8 delicious Salad Days.  Our goal?  To highlight locally sourced veggies and fruits and get our students excited about eating healthy, locally grown and unprocessed food! This year, approximately...
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Situated in the foothills of the Cariboo Mountains, approximately 70km from the city of Williams Lake, Horsefly Elementary Junior Secondary Schools enrolls approximately 65 students a year in grades Kindergarten through 10. The community of Horsefly relies heavily on cattle, forestry and tourism as their main sources of employment; with many of our students living...
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The Farm to School grant offered by Farm to cafeteria Canada and the Whole Kids Foundation was just what we needed to kick start a salad bar program at our high school in Penticton, BC.   My name is Tristan Mennell and I have the good fortune of running the Foods and Cafeteria program at...
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