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Farm to Campus
Students United for Good Food For All
Here at Meal Exchange we are celebrating the success of one of our favourite events of the year, the National Student Food Summit!  Thes annual national gatherings  to support and empower students on college and university campuses across Canada to take an active role in creating a just, sustainable, and resilient food system, and the...
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Economic Impacts of Farm to School: Case Studies and Assessment Tools
National Farm to School Network & Colorado State University | September 29, 2017 Farm to school offers cross-sectoral benefits for children, farmers and communities, however, limited data is available to truly understand the economic impacts of farm to school procurement. Using a survey and case study approach, this report (a collaborative project of the National Farm to...
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MP Julie Dabrusin, Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, CPHO Dr. Theresa Tam,  Kim Herrington from Whole Kids Foundation,  and Joanne Bays from F2CC planting a tree at Norman Johnston Alternate School to celebrate Just Dig In.
Canada’s Minister of Health Digs in to Launch Farm to School Month Canada and a New panCanadian Farm to School Initiative Norman Johnston Alternative School, Glouchester, Ontario. Subjects in Photo (left to right): Julie Dabrosin,  MP Toronto-Danforth, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Canada’s Minister of Heaith, Dr Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Kim Herrington, Program Director, Whole Kids...
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Farm to School Month Canada 2017
Inspiring a new generation to bring the local harvest into school cafeterias. News Release For Immediate Release October 2, 2017      Burnaby, British Columbia       Farm to Cafeteria Canada October is Farm to School Month in Canada. Today and throughout the month of October Canadian farmers, parents, chefs, students, and teachers will...
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With Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s leadership, 2015 marked three firsts for Farm to School and for innovative school food practice: the first national conference focused on School Food, the first national video celebrating Farm to School, and the first national book published to capture the stories of its many players. Our first national video captures the voices...
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Rooftop farm puts Ryerson in good stead
The urban farm grows more than just produce for the Toronto university. On top of Ryerson University’s George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, a bustle of students and staff harvest a farm field surrounded by a view of downtown Toronto. If “urban farming” once seemed like an oxymoron, it’s lately become less strange. “The reason...
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FIVE BIG IDEAS FOR A BETTER FOOD SYSTEM
A PROPOSAL FROM FOOD SECURE CANADA FOR THE NATIONAL FOOD POLICY Canadians are concerned with the health and sustainability of the food they eat, and, as more and more people struggle to put good food on the table, our food system has become an issue of increasing priority. Unhealthy diets claim more lives than any...
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(Taken from Growing Connection Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheGrowingConnection) Folks in Collingwood are catching on to the value of the TGC Pop Up garden, installed in early June…. Health & Taste is at hand, immediately, daily… Please share this video. Perhaps people everywhere will start to realize that the empty lot down the street, a future construction site,...
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Farm to Cafeteria Canada has celebrated many successes in 2016! Be inspired and watch our year in review!
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From Farm to the Institutional Plate: What does it take?
Photo Above: Lester’s Farm Market, Newfoundland I am guilty of wondering if the grass is greener elsewhere. Having worked for many years to connect students with local growers in Vancouver’s urban setting, I have often mulled over our successes and challenges. I have read of initiatives elsewhere with twinges of envy, despite knowing others do the...
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