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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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Campus des Îles-de-la-Madeleine_QC_ Josiane Bergeron
15
Nov

Farm to School Month 2018: Winners and Campaign Highlights

Photo: Campus des Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC. Credit:Josiane Bergeron We are  pleased to announce the recipients of our Farm to School Month Canada 2018 Grants!   WALTER E HARRIS PUBLIC SCHOOL Oshawa, Ontario 70 students Digging In to Farm to School Month They are excited and inspired by F2S because: I love when my students take the opportunity...
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06
Nov

NL Farm to School Fall Training

October 25-26, 2018 St. John’s, Newfoundland # attendees: 21 Theme/overall purpose: Food First NL preparing 3 schools in Newfoundland to launch new F2S programs with funding from the F2CC F2S Canada Grants. Short description: Food First NL hosted a fun 2-day Farm to School training event in Newfoundland to prepare 3 new schools to launch F2S...
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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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