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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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Cardinal Leger Secondary School
18
Oct

Chef Lancers Lead the Way with a Lean Green Gardening Machine!

Cardinal Leger Secondary School, Brampton ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) Three inspiring chefs working together on a massive task is usually a recipe for a disaster. Here at Cardinal Leger the only recipe was WORKING WELL AS A COMMUNITY! This year Cardinal Leger’s Hospitality program was faced with a massive task. The three Chefs/Teachers found out...
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National Farm-to-School Month: Highlighting 30 Innovative Programs from Across the Globe
12
Oct

Highlighting 30 Innovative Farm to School Programs from Across the Globe

October is national Farm-to-School Month in the United States. Thousands of schools, education sites, and organizations across the world, are embracing food education through school gardens, educational farms, and school meals filled with nutritious, local, and seasonal ingredients. It’s time to celebrate farm-to-school organizations from around the globe. Farm-to-school programs can help bring locally sourced and nutritious...
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Farm to School Month 2018
11
Oct

2018 Farm to School Month Canada Photo Gallery

“Inspiring Farm to School Everywhere” A big thank you goes out to all the schools across Canada who participated in Farm to School Month Canada, 2018! 2018 Farm to School Month CANADA photo gallery…
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Fiddle Foot Farm, ON
10
Oct

Who Puts the Farm in Farm-to-School?

Amy Ouchterlony, Farmer & Co-owner of Fiddle Foot Farm in Mulmur Township, has been supplying vegetables to the Farm to School: Canada Digs In! Salad Bar Program since its beginning. The farm, run by Amy and her partner, has been in business since 2011. For most of that time, they have been supplying nutritious and...
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Schools Take Root - Farmer
09
Oct

Schools Take Root Supplies Schools with Organic Veggie Baskets

More than 20 local farms will supply 74 schools with organic baskets this fall! The Schools Take Root project aims to create awareness about local, organic food in Quebec schools by implementing the sale of organic vegetable baskets grown by local farmers as a fundraising event. This helps get children and their families interested in...
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04
Oct

Ontario Digs In! Farm to School Salad Bar Program Training

September 29, 2018 Eastdale Collegiate Institute, Toronto # attendees: 45 Event description: The goals of the training session were to bring together Farm to School (F2S) Salad Bar Program grant recipients from across Ontario to build relationships, experience a salad bar service for lunch, and to share knowledge and resources to better implement and sustain their...
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