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Stories from the Field

She’s Planting the Seeds of Indigenous Food Sovereignty
10
Dec

She’s Planting the Seeds of Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Photo: Baby Magnus gets a taste of siák̓vṇaɫ courtesy of his grandfather Larry and his mother Jessie Housty. Photo by Ian Gill. How Jessie Housty feeds the growth of her Heiltsuk culture and community. “I want to stress that we have no idea what we are doing.” So says ’Cúagilákv Jessie Housty, a self-described “community...
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06
Dec

SOYL: Empowering Youth to Grow Food and Themselves

This year, 5000 children and youth have grown good food AND themselves in Fresh Roots programs like SOYL, their youth-empowerment program. They are trying to raise $10,000 by December 31, 2018 to support even more young people, so please donate now at http://freshroots.ca/donate! Filmed and edited by Farzine Macrae of Macrae Multimedia (http://macraemultimedia.ca) From Fresh...
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BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program Evaluation
03
Dec

BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program Evaluation

A Summary Report of the BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program evaluation conducted in the 2017-2018 school year. The evaluation assessed program awareness among students, teachers/coordinators and families, program impact on students and their families, and program use by teachers to support delivery of the BC curriculum. The evaluation was led by BC Agriculture...
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Hamilton's St. Jean de Brebeuf students sample new salad bar
03
Dec

Hamilton’s St. Jean de Brebeuf students sample new salad bar

Photo: Hospitality students Lucas Blake and Adrian Kobylt prepare the free taco bowls handed out to St. Jean de Brebeuf students Nov. 29 as part of the celebration of a grant from Farm to School Canada to launch a salad bar in the student-run cafeteria. – Metroland staff New initiative started after Farm to School Canada...
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School food initiative expands to 9 Island schools
26
Nov

School Food Initiative Expands to 9 PEI Schools

Photo: The province is trying to get healthier options in P.E.I.’s school cafeterias and increase student education and awareness about food. (Brittany Spencer/CBC) Province aims to roll-out healthy school food pilots at 9 schools by fall 2019 Students from nine Island schools will get their chance to weigh in on the changes they want to see to...
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What School Lunches Have to Do With Fixing Wealth Inequality
22
Nov

What School Lunches Have to Do With Fixing Wealth Inequality

Photo: Photo by Steve Debenport/Getty Images  Dismantling a capitalist food system could begin with schools, which nationwide spend about $3 billion on food contracts. Once a year, Russell Farms in Brackney, Pennsylvania, hosts a harvest celebration, where students from nearby Tioga Central School District in New York state get to visit, talk to farmers and pick...
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22
Nov

F2S Fall Training Session in NB

October 29, 2018 Moncton Market – Culinary Centre, Moncton, New Brunswick # attendees: 23 Short description: The overarching goal of this training was to bring together New Brunswick’s 8 Farm to School (F2S): Canada digs in! grant recipients to exchange ideas, build relationships and learn ways to strengthen and sustain their F2S salad bar programs. The agenda...
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A RECIPE FOR SUCCESSFUL COOKING WORKSHOPS
20
Nov

A Recipe for Successful Cooking Workshops

PRACTICAL GUIDE TO COOKING WORKSHOPS Developed as part of the Schools Take Root project in collaboration with several partners, this practical guide is aimed at facilitating and maximizing the benefits of cooking workshops. It offers participants support for the organization, planning and conducting of these activities, as well as for post-activity reviews. The proposed steps and their...
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Kamloops university students map downtown's food production (and more)
19
Nov

Kamloops University Students Map Downtown’s Food Production

Photo: The Riverside Community Garden is one of the subjects of the deep map project. (via Marguerite Dodds) The city’s food scene is getting mapped A new project from a Thompson Rivers University (TRU) group is taking a deep look at the food situation in downtown Kamloops — and mapping it. Typically, people think of farms, ranches,...
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