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Ecole Franco-Nord Food Program Grows
PRINCE GEORGE – For many, people growing their own food it sometimes helps them to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.  There’re just over 100 students that attend Ecole Franco-Nord. And each week some students have the opportunity to taste foods grown locally and from a school garden.  With support from the Farm to Cafeteria...
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Victoria High Farm
Their school may be in the middle of the city, but Vic High students are about to get a lesson in farming. “It just makes me happy to be outside and doing something positive, and seeing the results of plants growing,” explained student Kenni Apt. Victoria’s first school farm will see students cultivate their own...
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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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This inspiring video captures the voices and images of several key champions and success stories in the rapidly growing Farm to School movement across Canada. It highlights how Farm to School is getting healthy, local, sustainable food on the minds and on the plates of students. It was filmed in British Columbia, New Brunswick, and...
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Local Foods to School: Reconnecting the children of Haida Gwaii to their land and their food.
A beautiful 8-minute documentary sharing how the people of Haida Gwaii have come together through a Learning Circle to transform the systems that feed their kids. This video showcases the efforts of the Haida Gwaii Local Foods to School initiatives that are bringing local foods and traditions into schools by connecting students and staff with...
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This report,  Alternative Avenues to Local Food in Schools: Ingredients for Success, provides the current school food context in 3 regions, Durham, Peel, and Thunder Bay, details 7 pilot projects, and includes 8 “Ingredients for Success” or guidelines for implementing local food projects that resulted from the pilots. As you continue to bring local food...
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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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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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Nourish Aims to Change the Narrative of Food in Healthcare
Hayley Lapalme I have long wondered if it’s a coincidence that the kitchens in hospitals are often in the basement. Prioritization of food in healthcare is often pit against clinical priorities, rather than seen as complementary. Common refrains I’ve heard from healthcare include, “It’s food or the MRI,” or “If a patient is well enough...
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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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