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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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Students dig in to finish harvesting garden produce
Photo: Picking the last of the harvest and cleaning up the greenhouse and outside bed on Wednesday Oct. 4. Photo submitted The W.L. McLeod Farm to School harvesting has finished for the 2017 growing season. Over the past three weeks, roughly 70 students from Kindergarten to Grade 4 have been picking, pulling and digging fresh vegetables...
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Farm to School a growing program
Photo: Farm to School program at Edward Milne Community School teaches food literacy Understanding where food comes from is key October is Farm to School Month across Canada and the U.S.A . and it comes at a time of year when, in a more agrarian past, every child would have been aware of the harvesting of...
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CPHO Dr. Theresa Tam,  MP Julie Dabrosin and  Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor learn about the incredible garden at Norman Johnston Alternate School from student Maddie Richards. 
Photo: 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. Last week, on Tuesday October 2nd, students, teachers and local community volunteers sat down and enjoyed a delicious Farm to...
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Norman Johnston hosts health minister, receives $10,000 grant
Photo: Norman Johnston Alternate Program student Maddie Richards (right) gave an Oct. 3 tour to federal Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor (second from right) and Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam (second from left). Also pictured is one of the teachers who works with the food program at the school. – Brier...
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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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Helping kids develop a green thumb: Mark Cullen
How one organization in Toronto is getting city-dwelling children excited about growing their own food. Photo: The kids and volunteers at Green Thumbs Growing Kids are encouraged to taste, harvest and take food from the school garden home. (DREAMSTIME) Kids take their lead where they find it. Parents steer kids in one direction, sometimes their school lives...
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National school food program needed
Photo: Canadian children are not provided consistent access to healthy food at school, Diana Bronson and Sasha McNicoll write. (JENNIFER BAIN/TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO) Canadian children return to school with insufficient access to healthy food Mon., Aug. 28, 2017 By DIANA BRONSON AND SASHA MCNICOLL www.thestar.com As children across the country go back to school, a recent...
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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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