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Farm to Campus, Farm to School Canada
07
Feb

Building a healthy & inclusive food culture at McGill University

By John Vu Amongst the many different definitions and interpretations of sustainability, there is a need for a standardized metric that all post-secondary campuses can follow.  The Good Food Challenge (GFC) provides a rigorous national standard for Good Food (measured by the Good Food Calculator), captures best practices in campus food procurement, and establishes a...
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04
Feb

Webinar: Guide for 2020 Grant Applicants

Hosted January 28, 2020 at 3:00pm EST. Developed for prospective Farm to School Canada Grants applicants, this instructional webinar provides:  A comprehensive overview of the grant program, including introduction to the Farm to School Approach and Salad Bars Tips for developing successful applications Q&A  *We apologize we had some technical difficulties with slide advancement in...
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Open Roads Public School, Dryden, ON
27
Jan

Open Roads Eats Local

Open Roads Public School, Dryden, ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) The Open Roads salad bar cart is up and rolling again.  This year we’re looking at using our “famous” homemade salad dressing as a fundraiser to support our goal to make the salad bar accessible to all.  As of yet unnamed, our salad dressing is the...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
16
Jan

Students at Ottawa Alternate Program Enjoy Salad Bar Learning Opportunities

Elizabeth Wynwood Secondary School, Ottawa, ON 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) There’s an old adage about how food brings people together. The students at Elizabeth Wyn Wood alternate program have experienced that first hand since we received a farm to school salad bar grant in 2018. Our school is a unique secondary alternate program for students...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
17
Dec

LunchLAB at Lord Roberts

2016-1017 (Year 1) Lord Roberts Elementary School is a diverse, urban school in the West End of the Downtown Vancouver Peninsula. With support from Farm to Cafeteria Canada and in partnership with Growing Chefs and Fresh Roots, two innovative charities that have been supporting schools to grow and cook in the Vancouver School Board and...
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Farm to School Webinar series
15
Nov

Webinar: Can Schools Make Food Waste Reduction Go Viral?

Hosted on October 24, 2019 as part of Farm to School Month, this webinar explores qualities of ‘viral’ campaigns that may be applied to spark a youth movement to tackle food waste. Presented by Dr Tammara Soma, contributor on the 2019 Farm to School Month feature resource, Food Matters Action Toolkit. Available in English only. About the...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
08
Nov

Recipe for a Halloween Harvest Lunch

At Salt Spring Elementary (SSE), we celebrated National Farm-to-School Month with an all-school, community Harvest Lunch. Here’s how it happened. Last June kindergartners planted turban squash seeds donated by Salt Spring Seeds and over the summer, Camp Collosal participants watered and cared for the Hillside Garden, snacking on what was ripe and harvesting some of...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
18
Oct

Serving up “fresh and delicious” with Farm to School at St Jean de Brebeuf

St Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School Hamilton, Ontario 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Our Farm to Cafeteria story started back in 2016 when Chef Luigi Chiarini from St Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario was able to take over operation of the school cafeteria and began planning for a cafeteria run by...
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10
Sep

École Abbey-Landry

École Abbey-Landry, Memramcook, New Brunswick 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Suite à l’obtention d’une bourse De la ferme à l’ecole, l’École Abbey-Landry en partenariat avec Semer dans la Vallée à mis sur pied un bar à salade. Il s’agit d’une opportunité pratique aux élèves de mettre en oeuvre leur savoir-faire de leurs cours culinaires pour créer...
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