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Stories from the Field

06
Jul

Agnes L Mathers’ Greenhouse Grows!

Agnes L Mathers Elementary School, Sandspit, BC 2018-2019 (Grant Year 2)       Agnes L Mathers Elementary School is in Sandspit British Columbia on Moresby Island, and is part of the archipelago called Haida Gwaii situated off the west coast of British Columbia. Our small student population enables students and teachers to spend lots of...
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News Story
03
Jul

A Dozen Local Food Heroes on What a Pandemic Teaches

Photo: British Columbians have responded with enthusiasm for local food during the public health crisis. Can we build on what we’ve learned, and make it stick? Photo: Jamil Rhajiak, UBC Farm. We asked: What has COVID-19 shown you about making our food system better? If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught all of us,...
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26
Jun

The Crunch Cafe Salad Bar at St Luke’s

St. Luke Catholic Elementary School Oakville, Ontario 2018-2019 (Grant Year 2) St. Luke School in Oakville has just finished its second full school year offering the Crunch Cafe Salad Bar to its students.    First introduced in the fall of 2018, the Crunch Cafe provides students with a variety of fresh vegetables, fruit, protein and...
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Loughborough Public School: Climate Action and Reconciliation through Food Literacy
22
Jun

Loughborough Public School: Climate Action and Reconciliation through Food Literacy

Photos: At Loughborough Public School near Kingston, Ontario – a Legacy School identified by the Downie Wenjak Foundation for their work towards Truth and Reconciliation – students are learning how to grow and prepare their own food, while connecting with the land and their community. Through experiential learning, students are immersed in projects that bring...
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06
Mar

Developing a Farm to School Strategy to Grow Robust Farm to School Program

Photo: Maurita Prato, Executive Director of Lush Valley and co-facilitator for the first Farm to School Learning Circle guides participants through activities to stimulate conversation on goals and a vision. COMOX, VALLEY B.C. – Enhance and transform the current systems that influences how students eat and learn about food was the focus of the first Comox...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
27
Feb

Forest Park’s Salad Bar Story

Forest Park Elementary School, St. Thomas, ON Total Student Enrollment: 400+ 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) In 2018, Forest Park Elementary School partnered with Farm to Cafeteria Canada to provide a healthy and free salad bar weekly to all students. In an increasingly diverse socio-economic society, many students come to school without a healthy lunch. At...
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Liberals set table for school-food program, warned to avoid top-down approach
12
Feb

Liberals Set Table for School-food Program, Warned to Avoid Top-down Approach

Photo: Students at Madison Crossing Elementary School in Canton, Miss., eat lunch in the school’s cafeteria on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. The federal Liberals are being told to avoid creating a one-size-fits-all national school-food program.Rogelio V. Solis / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Joanne Bays, Farm to Cafeteria’s National Director, hit the ground running in with her first interview...
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Farm to Campus, Farm to School Farm to School Canada
12
Feb

What is it like to eat at Canada’s Largest University?

By Reilley Plue The University of Toronto (UofT) is Canada’s largest university, with over 90,000 students across three campuses (Mississauga, St. George, and Scarborough). This means a lot of mouths to feed! The largest of the three campuses, St. George, caters to over 61,000 full-time students and is located downtown where there is no shortage...
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Farm to Campus, Farm to School Farm to School Canada
12
Feb

UBC: A leader in sustainable and just food systems

By Neal Cameron The University of British Columbia has been a leader in moving food service procurement towards supporting more sustainable and just food systems. As the first Fair Trade Certified Campus in Canada and the first Canadian university to purchase exclusively OceanWise seafood, UBC has shown a commitment to engaging in food system change....
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