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Stories from the Field

Geary Elementary School, Geary NB
29
Jul

Learning About Science Through Salad Bar!

Geary Elementary School, Geary NB 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) This spring the Grade 2 students at Geary Elementary Community School took on a new and exciting challenge to produce our own greens using the grow tower.  Our goal was to produce vegetables to be used not only for our own class to experiment tasting, but...
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Sydenham High School, Sydenham, ON
26
Jul

Elementary and High School Work Together for Salad Bar Success!

Sydenham High School, Sydenham, ON 2018-2019 (Additional Story) Sydenham High School is in a rural setting yet holds about 700 students.  It was very fortunate to receive a beautiful new kitchen as part of a renovation a few years ago.  In collaboration with our neighbouring elementary school, Loughborough, we have been helping to provide local...
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Healthy eating success at Immaculate Heart of Mary Corner Brook, NL
24
Jul

Healthy Eating Success at Immaculate Heart of Mary

Immaculate Heart of Mary Elementary School, Corner Brook, NL 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Farm to School looks different in every school community because it’s built by the community, for the community. When developing a F2S initiative it’s important to consider the needs of the students it will serve, as well as practical considerations like the...
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Carleton Village Sports & Wellness Academy, Toronto ON
23
Jul

Teaching Wellness and a Healthy Lifestyle through a Farm to School Lens

Carleton Village Sports & Wellness Academy, Toronto ON 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) As a Sports & Wellness Academy, Carleton Village school in Toronto, has an enhanced curriculum and school wide commitment to student well-being and healthy living, making it an ideal fit for incorporating a Farm to School Approach.  Every student participates in experiential workshops...
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Riverview Middle School Riverview, NB
18
Jul

From Seed To Sub

Riverview Middle School, Riverview, NB 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Thanks to a partnership with Farm to Cafeteria Canada, we can offer students healthier food options. As an alternative to their traditional hot lunch options, student can now order customized subs and salads sourced from locally sourced produce and meat. In order to address the region’s short...
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Sir Guy Carleton Secondary, Ottawa, ON
17
Jul

From Farm to Table, and back again – in 100 steps!

Sir Guy Carleton Secondary, Ottawa, ON 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Year one of our Farm to School salad bar adventure has come to a close, and what a phenomenal year it has been. By joining this amazing initiative, we have been able to take our existing foods and green industries programs and expand both to...
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A Toolbox of Policies to Advance Farm to School in Canada
16
Jul

A Toolbox of Policies to Advance Farm to School in Canada

On the heels of Canada’s First Farm to School Conference in May, we are taking action on your request for policy tools to advance Farm to School. In order to do so, we need your help! The USA have had Farm to School policies in place for over a decade, and recently released the “State...
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Brooklyn Elementary School, Comox, BC
15
Jul

Passionate Champions Lead to Resounding Salad Bar Success!

(photo: Notice our youngest are using china dishes and washable forks!) “Best thing the school has ever done” – Liam gr. 7 Brooklyn Elementary School, Comox, BC 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) It was a brand-new Kindergarten parent at Brooklyn Elementary who proposed and led the Salad Bar idea. Maurita Prato, who also works for LUSH Valley,...
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Oakwood Elementary
10
Jul

Farm to School Approach in Action

Oakwood Public School, Oakville, ON 2018-2019 (Year 3) With the 2018/19 school year having official drawn to a close, the F2CC team has had the privilege of hearing from our many grantees participating in the Farm to School Canada: Digs-In! initiative and all that they’ve been up to in the past school year.  This includes...
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