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Good Food Challenge
02
Nov

Press Release: Good Food Challenge

Good Food Challenge launches calling on Canadian campuses to serve healthy, sustainable and ethical food TORONTO – Meal Exchange, a national charity working to increase food security and sustainability on postsecondary campuses across Canada, announced today the launch of the Good Food Challenge, a program which advocates for institutions to increase the amount of healthy,...
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Crooked-Horn-Farm
02
Nov

BC Farmer Profile: Crooked Horn Farm in BC’s Slocan Valley

Angela Weir and Gord Spankie Crooked Horn Farm Winlaw, Slocan Valley, BC Number of years at the business 10 years What school (or schools) are you connected with? Winlaw Elementary School. We have supplied food to the Whole School and WE Graham  Community School as well. What food(s) or services(s) do you provide to this/these...
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Lester Farm Market
31
Oct

Farm to School in Newfoundland

A Conversation with 6th Generation Farmer, Susan Lester Susan Lester, Market Manager at Lester’s Farm & Market 173 Brookfield Road, St, John’s, NL “My name is Susan Lester, I am the market manager at my family farm, Lester’s Farm Market located on Brookfield Road. As most farm kids, I grew up helping out on the...
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BC Farmer Profile: Growing sprouts and greens for Vancouver Island Schools
29
Oct

BC Farmer Profile: Growing Sprouts and Greens for Vancouver Island Schools

Carmen Wakeling, Owner, CEO Eatmore Sprouts & Greens Ltd. 2604 Grieve Rd. Courtenay, BC, V9J 1S7 (Vancouver Island) Number of years at the business 35 What school (or schools) are you connected with? Huband Park Elementary and École Robb Road Elementary What food(s) or services(s) do you provide to this/these school(s)? We are providing Certified...
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Training session for Quebec’s F2S grant recipients
29
Oct

Training Session for Quebec’s F2S Grant Recipients

October 22 & 23, 2018 Maison du développement durable, Montreal # attendees: 27 Theme/overall purpose: First training session for the first cohort of Quebec F2S schools! Event description: Our training session for the Quebec F2S grantee schools was a huge success! Thank you to all participants, guest speakers and partners! #Farm2School #DigInCanada http://equiterre.org/en/project/local-food-procurement/farm-to-school-canada-digs-in What were people saying?...
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26
Oct

Benefits of Farm to School

Farm to School programs bring healthy, local food into schools, from pre-schools to campuses, providing opportunities for hands-on learning that enhances food literacy while strengthening local food systems and school and community connectedness. The Benefits of Farm to School: Evidence from Canada demonstrates the impacts of Farm to School activities, which include public health, education and learning,...
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U of O students bring fresh food idea home
25
Oct

U of Ottawa Students Bring Fresh Food Idea Home

Photo: Inside The Growcer’s container at University of Ottawa. (CBC News) The Growcer created as solution to high food prices in Canada’s North Some University of Ottawa students have come up with a fresh idea for sustainable food production, both up North and right here on campus. From the outside, it’s a large green and white shipping container designed...
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Axil Gardens
22
Oct

Farm to School at Axil Gardens

With 15 years organic gardening experience, Axil Gardens official startup was in June 2017, where the gardens were built to serve dual purpose as restaurant supply and a teaching environment. Axil Gardens offers gardening workshops, childrens’ summer camps, and garden consulting for business, school and home gardens. Axil Gardens started working with local schools in...
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F2S Fall Training Session in BC
A Celebration of Diversity and Knowledge Transfer
19
Oct

A Celebration of Diversity and Knowledge Transfer

F2S Fall Training Session in BC October 12 & 13, 2018 Hillel House, University of British Columbia, Vancouver # attendees: 47 Theme/overall purpose: This was the second training session offered for many of the F2S: Canada Digs In! grantees in BC. As such, this year the main theme of the event was Farm to School Sustainability:...
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