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Oct

Farm to School: Canada Digs In! Report 2020

Access Stories, Resources and Impacts October is Farm to School Month and this year, we’re celebrating the impacts of farm to school all across the country. We know this school year is different from any other. Schools are doing their best to adapt in significant ways. We are taking this time to share the farm...
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01
Oct

Canada Digs In Report 2020

Between September 2016 and June 2020, 86 schools and 10 campuses participated in the Canada Digs In! initiative. Schools received grants of up to $10,000 to deliver farm to school salad bar programs. Students ate local and healthy food, participated in hands-on food literacy activities and connected with local food providers, growers, chefs, knowledge keepers, public...
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08
Sep

Outdoor Education: a forward-thinking approach to back-to-school

As September rolls around, the age-old concept of “back-to-school” just doesn’t have the same ring as past years.  According to a recently released United Nations policy brief, education as we know it will be fundamentally different, not just today but into the future.  Rather than going “back to school,“, we need different and forward-thinking approaches. One that is...
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01
Sep

Food Justice is Racial Justice

US National Farm to School Network Movement Meeting Oct 14, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) How can we shift power in our communities to create a more just food system? What community capital – resources outside of money – can help us create radical change in the ways we grow, prepare and...
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24
Aug

George Brown College releases new report: Generating Success for Farm to School

George Brown College has released 2 new resources as a result of a 3-year partnership with Farm to Cafeteria Canada, Sustain Ontario and Ecosource:  A research paper entitled Generating Success for Farm to School, written by Gary Hoyer and Chinh Do. This paper explores the many benefits of the farm to school approach and illustrates...
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Fresh & Local Farm to School: Snack Recipe Cookbook, Student Workshop & Lab Manual
17
Aug

Fresh & Local Farm to School: Snack Recipe Cookbook, Student Workshop & Lab Manual

As a result of a 3-year partnership with Farm to Cafeteria Canada, Sustain Ontario, and Ecosource, Gary Hoyer at George Brown College has released Fresh & Local Farm to School: Snack Recipes, Student Workshops & Lab Manual, a summary of recipes and workshop materials that were created by faculty and students for use at workshops...
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22
Jul

Jesse Veenstra Named New National Director of Farm to Cafeteria Canada

A message from the F2CC Leadership Council  The Leadership Council of Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) is pleased to announce that Jesse Veenstra has accepted the role of National Director for the organization. Since April 2020, Jesse served as the Acting National Director following the departure of Joanne Bays in March. Her appointment is a result of an open recruitment and selection process.   Over the past two years,...
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09
Jul

Black Lives Matter – A message to the Farm to Cafeteria Canada Community

The past two weeks have been a time of uprising and activation against systemic racism, oppression and related violence that has and continues to impact black, Indigenous, and other people of colour.  At Farm to Cafeteria Canada, we stand against racism in all its forms. We grieve with the individuals and their loved ones affected...
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06
Jul

Plastic Free July

With the immediacy of a pandemic it can be easy to shift our attention away from the on-going climate crisis, but now more than where we need to do what we can to reduce single-use items. The pandemic has made this challenging in many ways, including in our food system. From temporarily banning BYOB (bring...
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