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Community forums seek to connect people with food
AUNDECK OMNI KANING––Supporters of Manitoulin’s local food movement, both existing and newbies, gathered at the Four Directions Complex in Aundeck Omni Kaning on March 7 for the second of four Cultivating Food Sovereignty community forums. The forums are intended to provide a space for knowledge-sharing and collaboration. “These community forums are a part of the...
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Women who feed the islands
Photo: Lynda Dixon started growing organic, islands-grown produce at Maude Island Farm in 1994. (Jason Shafto/Love Haida Gwaii) Celebrating women’s efforts as foragers, farmers, and pillars of food security on Haida Gwaii How are women working to harvest local foods, feed community, and promote food security on Haida Gwaii – one of the most remote island...
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Growing closer to home
Photo: From left, Toby Rowe and Tim Walsh shovel compost at the community garden. Courtesy of: Chris Hammond Memorial’s community garden: Sustainability from the ground up Historically, Newfoundland and Labrador’s geographic isolation meant the residents of this province had no choice but to grow and gather their fresh food. Not anymore. Today, the vast majority...
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Schools in the Headwaters Region are signing up for backpacks of Local Food—if you’re in the area, you can too!
Schools in the Headwaters Region are signing up for backpacks of Local Food—if you’re in the area, you can too! “I championed bringing Local Food Club to my children’s school because I want to support sustainable local food and farming,” Lisa Mychajluk tells us, “and create as many opportunities as possible to talk about food issues...
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New Brunswick Farm to School Guide
News Release For Immediate Release New funds and tools for New Brunswick schools to get more of the local harvest in the minds and on the plates of students. February 14, 2018 Fredericton NB – Farm to Cafeteria Canada and our partners – the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Fisheries, the Public Health...
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Horticultural Society’s support the latest boost to Vic High garden
Photo: Victoria Horticultural Society president Margaret Hantiuk (from left), joins gardening enthusiasts and Vic High students Kiara Chesson and Eden Murray in the school’s vegetable and herb garden next to the greenhouse. The society helped out the school’s gardening efforts recently with a $500 donation. Photo contributed Gardening project as much about education as it is...
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Food for thought: students on campus want better quality in their residence dining halls
Photo: Dining hall server John Youkhana always tells the kids that when they head home they should always “take their laundry, and bring food back.” He lived in Saugeen-Maitland Hall during his undergrad, and says the food has not changed. Photographed on Jan. 12, 2018. Carmen Mallia / GAZETTE First-year medical sciences student Alexander Allegro sits...
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A few of the Hillcrest gardeners, including, from left, teacher Marc Merhebi, and students Connor Campbell, Aidyn Bulmer and Cameron LeBlanc. (Vanessa Blanch/CBC)
Attendance is up at Moncton’s Hillcrest School, thanks to a class project building a hydroponic lettuce garden Every time he walks into the classroom that is now home to a hydroponic garden, with 72 heads of lettuce, middle school teacher Marc Merhebi is “full-on flabbergasted.” The classroom at Hillcrest School in Moncton has been transformed by his science...
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When I first heard about Farm to Cafeteria Canada grants I immediately asked if they wanted to write a guest post explaining how they work. Happily Carolyn Webb, the Coordinator of Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network, was able to do so. – Yoni Freedhoff, www.weightymatters.ca Check out this quote from NorKam Senior Secondary in Kamploops, BC, “This...
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Ontario's university students want quality, local food, report finds
Photo: Salad bar at Massachusetts General Hospital uses a traffic light label system. (David MacIntosh/CBC) ‘Students have some really strong values around food,’ says Merryn Maynard of Meal Exchange Students at Ontario’s universities say they want good quality, local food options when they’re eating on campus, a new report says. The campus food report card...
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