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Dig In: 30 Minute Webinar Series
14
Nov

Dig In Webinars will return in November! Click to see the archives.

The Dig In Webinars have been put on hold for the summer months.  Please stay in touch as they will be resuming in November. Save the dates – “Dig In” mini webinars will be offered on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 3 pm EST.   Previous Webinars: April 16th, 2013: “Institutional Procurement in a Free...
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Bearing Fruit: Farm to School Program Evaluation
03
Nov

Bearing Fruit: Farm to School Program Evaluation

Farm to school programs, which link local farmers with schools, have increased in number, from fewer than ten in 1997 to more than an estimated 2,000 programs in 2008. With this phenomenal increase, many in the farm to school movement are faced with the question: what are the specific impacts of the program? Click  here  for...
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01
Nov

CANADA – J.W. MCCONNELL FAMILY FOUNDATION

Grants are available to engage Canadians in building a society that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient. See available grants here.
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01
Nov

Policies from the Field – Possibilities for Local Food Procurement in Ontario: Trade Restrictions and How Other Jurisdictions Have Avoided Them

Ontario is affected by many trade agreements that potentially restrict its ability to enact public procurement measures that discriminate in favour of local food. However, an examination of some of the limitations and exceptions of certain trade agreements that affect Ontario as well as a review of public procurement measures adopted by jurisdictions subject to similar trade agreement restrictions,...
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22
Oct

BC Foods Days and UNBC’s Food Strategy Group’s Kick-Off Event

The University of Northern British Columbia’s (UNBC) Campus Food Strategy Group (CFSG) is pleased to announce their official Kick-Off Event on October 23, 2012. This event will coincide with BC Foods Days, an annual collaboration between UNBC’s campus food service provider, Eurest Dining Services, and the Northern Undergraduate Students Society (NUGSS). CFSG is excited to...
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21
Oct

Halifax students garden, cook for World Food Day

Source: CBC News-October 16, 2012 Hundreds of students at Saint Catherine’s School in Halifax are enjoying a free lunch made by their schoolmates in honour of World Food Day. Earlier this week, Grade 5 students at the school on Connolly Street picked the remaining food from the school garden and made a potato soup with...
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21
Oct

SickKids to Offer More Ontario Food at Hospital

Source: Newswire.ca- October 18, 2012 TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2012 /CNW/ – The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) takes great pride in fostering the care and health of children. Providing healthy, nourishing food is vital to good health and the healing process. The Greenbelt Fund is funding a project to assist SickKids in bringing more Ontario food to...
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21
Oct

What are 300 tilapia doing in a Toronto high school?

Source: The Globe and Mail- October 19, 2012 Every morning when he arrives at school, Cody Sponagle, a whippet-thin 17-year-old, feeds the fish in Classroom S1 in Bendale Business and Technical Institute, in central Scarborough. But this is no ordinary student chore. Mr. Sponagle and a handful of his classmates in Bendale’s “green industries” program...
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21
Oct

BC’s ‘Farm to Cafeteria’ Network Goes National

Source: The Tyee- October 16, 2012 The Public Health Association of B.C. has launched a national farm to cafeteria network set on improving the quality of food, and the amount of local food, in public institutions like schools, university campuses, and hospitals. network. The association — a non-profit, non-governmental organization that works to promote public health — has already...
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