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Stories from the Field

17
Apr

Applied Student Research in Action

Applied Student Research (ASR) is emerging on campuses across North America.  At the CFSP, we’re seeing how ASR enables a campus to leverage its own academic resources to tackle the tough questions of how to improve campus food services and regional food systems. Sarah Archibald recently had the opportunity to participate in a 4th year...
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22
Oct

BC Foods Days and UNBC’s Food Strategy Group’s Kick-Off Event

The University of Northern British Columbia’s (UNBC) Campus Food Strategy Group (CFSG) is pleased to announce their official Kick-Off Event on October 23, 2012. This event will coincide with BC Foods Days, an annual collaboration between UNBC’s campus food service provider, Eurest Dining Services, and the Northern Undergraduate Students Society (NUGSS). CFSG is excited to...
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17
Oct

Farm to Campus: UBC DIgs in

Steve Golob has been a chef at Vanier Hall at the University of British Columbia for 15 years and is passionate about local, fresh, healthy food. Vanier Hall serves over 2500 students per day, plus staff and faculty. When a student spends, on average, $5.90 for one of Steve’s meals, they’re in for a treat!...
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National Student Food Charter Compass
13
Sep

The National Student Food Charter is here!

The National Student Food Charter (NSFC) is a way for students to work together to identify the food issues that are important to them as members of their communities. The Charter represents the student food movement’s vision for food and food systems on campus. Through a series of consultations with students across the country, the...
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11
Sep

It Takes An Island: Growing Local in Haida Gwaii

A remote group of islands just south of the Alaskan panhandle and 100 km off the northern coast of British Columbia seems an unlikely location for Farm to Cafeteria – yet an amazing cluster of programs flourish there.  Farm to School, and Farm to Hospital programs seeded in the fall of 2010 are taking root...
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Ross Memorial Hospital decreases ecological footprint with wholesome, nutritious local food
22
Aug

Ross Memorial Hospital Decreases Ecological Footprint with Wholesome, Nutritious Local Food

Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) is a 175 bed community hospital located in Lindsay, Ontario, serving more than 80,000 local residents and seasonal visitors. RMH has already received attention for its notable energy reduction campaigns but now they have turned their attention to greening the hospital’s food services. (See: www.greenhealthcare.ca/ross.pdf) One of the unique characteristics of...
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22
Aug

Local Food Provided by Macdonald Campus Farm

Imagine a campus that is able to serve in its dining halls fresh fruits and vegetables direct from its own farm. At McGill this is the possible because of a partnership between the McGill Food and Dining Services and its Macdonald Campus Farm. That is as local as it gets where the distance from farm...
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22
Aug

Green Court Project

Saint-Barthélemy school launched the Green Court Project, which aimed at beautifying and greening their schoolyard. This resulted in the creation of a large organic vegetable garden andseveral plots with flowers and herbs. The project was initiated by a teacher and the Court Green Committee (with parents) with undergraduate students helping to sow, garden and harvest. The project was launched with the House district network of gardens but now it is an independent project. See the project in video! Claude Martel, teacher, martelcl@csdm.qc.ca...
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22
Aug

Local Food at the Menu at Jean Talon Hospital, Montreal

Jean-Talon Hospital in Montreal was the first hospital to join Équiterre’s Soup’s On pilot project in 2007. After 5 years, the hospital continues to offer local fruits and vegetables when in season. 15% to 20% of the total fruits and vegetable purchases made are local produce. During the harvesting season from June to October, at least 1 local...
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