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Road Trip from Mexico to Canada: Experiencing Local Food
In the summer of 2017, I set out on a road trip from Monterrey, Mexico, to Toronto, Canada, filming a documentary series on North American local food initiatives. During this 4,800-kilometer (3,000-mile) journey, my co-creator and I had the privilege of meeting dozens of farmers, small-business owners, community organizers, and food advocates who shared an...
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The Business Of Getting Affordable, Local Food onto the Plates Of New Brunswickers
Photo: Tomavo on Mountain Road in Moncton tries hard to stock as much local produce as it can. Image: Tomavo Facebook page. MONCTON – Businesses are teaming up with non-profit organizations, government agencies, public institutions, community groups and farmers to get healthy, low-cost, local food onto the plates of New Brunswickers. The ways local businesses are trying...
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Victoria High students dig in to build a bigger school garden
Photo: Victoria High School students spread leaf mulch as they expand the school garden on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Photograph By DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST A school garden at Victoria High School has tripled in size, thanks to a group of volunteers who spread a load of leaf mulch Friday to extend the dimensions. Vic High’s garden...
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Salad days at inner-city school
Tyler Beckett wants to be a landscaper and the urban farming program on the roof of his inner-city school has greened his thumb. “It’s helping get me prepare for a job when I’m done school,” said the 16-year-old Eastdale Collegiate Institute student in the Regent Park area. “I like getting involved with the garden and...
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St. Dominic Elementary School, Oakville, ON
Photo: St. Dominic Elementary School, Oakville, ON More than $3.1 million to be invested in children’s nutrition Friday, November 3, 2017 – 8:00am NEWSROOM: Whole Foods Market Foundations CAMPAIGN: Whole Kids Foundation® CONTENT: Press Release VANCOUVER, BC, November 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Whole Kids Foundation and Farm to Cafeteria Canada announce the largest federally supported multi-sector investment...
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Toronto students embrace healthy eating through food education project
Photo: Grade 4 and 5 students at Bala Avenue Community School say they’re eating more fruits and vegetables thanks to the lessons. (Nick Boisvert/CBC) The Good Food Machine students help students grow, harvest and prepare foods in the classroom Inside a classroom at Bala Avenue Community School, a group of students approach their indoor garden...
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Students applauded for push to fix 'broken' food system in schools
Photo: The ‘DIY cafeteria service’ currently running at Harbour View High in Saint John features vegetables grown in the school’s garden. (Facebook) Saint John school’s petition for healthy lunches is ‘powerful action,’ says food security network A Saint John high school’s student-led fight for healthier cafeteria lunches is part of an “inspiring” trend of school communities...
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Photo: Jenna Jaski of Victory Gardens Vancouver helps facilitate the Classroom Gardener program at East Van’s David Livingstone elementary school. The program is one of many across the city that aim to get students out of classrooms and into the garden and the kitchen. Photo by Dan Toulgoet It’s pouring rain as a class of Grade...
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School greenhouse launched in St. John’s!
Article by Food First NL, provincial F2CC lead in Newfoundland and Labrador for Farm to School St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s, NL was a recipient of the Farm to School Month prize in 2016 for $1500. With those funds, along with matching funds from school donors, students and volunteers recently built the school a...
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Farm to School alive and well in Saanich
I remember the feel of that bean in my hand, so smooth and shiny. We planted them into the soil in the white styrofoam cups and then lined them up along the windowsill in our classroom. Even though we knew it was going to happen, it seemed a wonder to see the first sprout push...
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