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As a chef and the teacher responsible for the Foods’ Program at Hagersville Secondary School, Sarah Compton has always been excited to share her knowledge about the cooking and purchasing of good fresh foods. This year Sarah, rolled up her sleeves with her students to dig into Farm to School. Their vision? Local food, as...
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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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FROM UNIFORMITY TO DIVERSITY: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems
A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems The evidence in favour of a major transformation of our food systems is now overwhelming. Many influential studies have helped shape our understanding of the perilous situation our food systems are in, from the degradation of ecosystems to the fragility of farmer livelihoods in many...
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It's All About That AG
In the US, there are 80,000 American Indian farm/ranch operators with an average age of 58. These producers are selling 3.4 billion dollars worth of raw agriculture product per year and own in excess of 96 million acres, second only to the US Government. Often overlooked is the tremendous potential of this land to create...
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Project Spotlight Series: Fresh Roots Urban Farm
Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society is an enterprising non-profit. They grow organic produce in market gardens in Vancouver, a few of which are half-acre sites located at local schools. They are expanding their model of working with institutions to transform those organizations’ underutilized grounds into community-engaged spaces for growing food and educating the public. Published...
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Community garden sprouts at Roseville Public School
Photo: Roseville Public School students Morgan Story, 11, Murtada Mousa, 12, Noah Scott, 11, and Jessica Meleg, 11, display seedlings that will be planted in a community garden next month. (JASON KRYK/The Windsor Star) When the weather warms up and planting season arrives, virtually all of the school’s 325 students will be involved in transforming part...
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The Eastender: Down on the Van Tech schoolyard farm - See more at: http://www.vancourier.com/community/the-eastender-down-on-the-van-tech-schoolyard-farm-1.1081145#sthash.mnUcoXlO.C4CYJyOC.dpuf
An East Vancouver high school has changed the way students learn by starting up its own working schoolyard farm. It’s the first of its kind in Canada. The 1,000 square metres of garden space at Vancouver Technical secondary school and the weekly market stand opened May 28 to sell the fresh produce, with funds going...
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Making the Measure: A Toolkit for Tracking the Outcomes of Community Gardens and Urban Farms
Community gardeners and urban farmers across North America are using an innovative research toolkit developed in New York City to measure and track the impacts of their work. A small group of dedicated gardeners created the toolkit in mid-2013 as part of the Five Borough Farm initiative of the Design Trust for Public Space, a...
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Five Borough Farm Data Collection Toolkit: Protocols for measuring the outcomes and impacts of community gardens and urban farms
Protocols for measuring the outcomes and impacts of community gardens and urban farms This Toolkit is designed to help you measure and track the activities and outputs in your farm and garden according to five categories: Food Production Data, Environmental Data, Social Data, Health Data, and Economic Data. Each of these sections contains specific methods...
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Newfoundland and Labrador Farm Guide
Inside you will find information on farms across the province and the rich variety of food and products produced in Newfoundland and Labrador. Click here to see the full guide.
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