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Campus des Îles-de-la-Madeleine_QC_ Josiane Bergeron
Photo: Campus des Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC. Credit:Josiane Bergeron We are  pleased to announce the recipients of our Farm to School Month Canada 2018 Grants!   WALTER E HARRIS PUBLIC SCHOOL Oshawa, Ontario 70 students Digging In to Farm to School Month They are excited and inspired by F2S because: I love when my students take the opportunity...
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October 25-26, 2018 St. John’s, Newfoundland # attendees: 21 Theme/overall purpose: Food First NL preparing 3 schools in Newfoundland to launch new F2S programs with funding from the F2CC F2S Canada Grants. Short description: Food First NL hosted a fun 2-day Farm to School training event in Newfoundland to prepare 3 new schools to launch F2S...
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Good Food Challenge
Good Food Challenge launches calling on Canadian campuses to serve healthy, sustainable and ethical food TORONTO – Meal Exchange, a national charity working to increase food security and sustainability on postsecondary campuses across Canada, announced today the launch of the Good Food Challenge, a program which advocates for institutions to increase the amount of healthy,...
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Crooked-Horn-Farm
Angela Weir and Gord Spankie Crooked Horn Farm Winlaw, Slocan Valley, BC Number of years at the business 10 years What school (or schools) are you connected with? Winlaw Elementary School. We have supplied food to the Whole School and WE Graham  Community School as well. What food(s) or services(s) do you provide to this/these...
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Lester Farm Market
A Conversation with 6th Generation Farmer, Susan Lester Susan Lester, Market Manager at Lester’s Farm & Market 173 Brookfield Road, St, John’s, NL “My name is Susan Lester, I am the market manager at my family farm, Lester’s Farm Market located on Brookfield Road. As most farm kids, I grew up helping out on the...
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The South Shore School Food Project
We get an update on the South Shore School Food Project and find out how interactive learning opportunities with food can promote confidence in kids to try new things. The South Shore School Food Project We get an update on the South Shore School Food Project and find out how interactive learning opportunities with food...
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BC Farmer Profile: Growing sprouts and greens for Vancouver Island Schools
Carmen Wakeling, Owner, CEO Eatmore Sprouts & Greens Ltd. 2604 Grieve Rd. Courtenay, BC, V9J 1S7 (Vancouver Island) Number of years at the business 35 What school (or schools) are you connected with? Huband Park Elementary and École Robb Road Elementary What food(s) or services(s) do you provide to this/these school(s)? We are providing Certified...
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Training session for Quebec’s F2S grant recipients
October 22 & 23, 2018 Maison du développement durable, Montreal # attendees: 27 Theme/overall purpose: First training session for the first cohort of Quebec F2S schools! Event description: Our training session for the Quebec F2S grantee schools was a huge success! Thank you to all participants, guest speakers and partners! #Farm2School #DigInCanada http://equiterre.org/en/project/local-food-procurement/farm-to-school-canada-digs-in What were people saying?...
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Farm to School programs bring healthy, local food into schools, from pre-schools to campuses, providing opportunities for hands-on learning that enhances food literacy while strengthening local food systems and school and community connectedness. The Benefits of Farm to School: Evidence from Canada demonstrates the impacts of Farm to School activities, which include public health, education and learning,...
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U of O students bring fresh food idea home
Photo: Inside The Growcer’s container at University of Ottawa. (CBC News) The Growcer created as solution to high food prices in Canada’s North Some University of Ottawa students have come up with a fresh idea for sustainable food production, both up North and right here on campus. From the outside, it’s a large green and white shipping container designed...
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