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Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School Impact Continues to Grow in Canada

…with 33 More Schools to Receive Grants For Immediate Release Vancouver, June 21, 2018 – Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and Whole Kids Foundation (WKF) are thrilled to announce that a second round of Farm to School Canada grants, valued at up to $10,000 each, will be delivered to 33 schools across British Columbia, Ontario,...
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Ecole Franco-Nord Food Program Grows

Ecole Franco-Nord Food Program Grows

PRINCE GEORGE – For many, people growing their own food it sometimes helps them to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.  There’re just over 100 students that attend Ecole Franco-Nord. And each week some students have the opportunity to taste foods grown locally and from a school garden.  With support from the Farm to Cafeteria...
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Toronto students dig in to healthy eating with ‘plant-in’

Toronto Students Dig In to Healthy Eating with ‘Plant-in’

Photo: Burrows Hall Junior Public School students Leah Dunwoody, left, and Gayathiri Balakrishnan plant garden boxes. | NAOMI GARNEAU “Let us eat healthy food!” chants a group of Scarborough elementary school students, while hoisting a sign that uses “lettuce” as a clever twist on the slogan. The students from Burrows Hall Junior Public School gathered outside...
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La Loche modular farm to grow fresh produce for school, community

La Loche Modular Farm to Grow Fresh Produce for School, Community

Dene High School recieves $220K grant from PC Children’s Charity By fall there will be fresh, locally-grown produce in La Loche for the high school’s breakfast and lunch programs and the wider community, thanks to a modular farm the size of a shipping container. Students from Dene High School are training to grow and harvest their...
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Victoria High Farm

Victoria’s First School Farm Opens to Inspire Next Generation of Farmers

Their school may be in the middle of the city, but Vic High students are about to get a lesson in farming. “It just makes me happy to be outside and doing something positive, and seeing the results of plants growing,” explained student Kenni Apt. Victoria’s first school farm will see students cultivate their own...
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Stevie Golob, Canada’s very own Jamie O, is retiring!

I would like to take a moment and let you all know of a significant development within our culinary team here at UBC. Late last week Chef Steve Golob informed us of his retirement. While we are sad to see Steve leave UBC and move on to the next chapter of his life we are...
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Harvesting Success with Fellowes Fresh Food Project

Photo:On March 27 at the RCDSB meeting, students and faculty from Fellowes High School discussed the success of their Fellowes Fresh Food Project. Pictured here (from left) are Mckenna Boland, Fresh Food Project co-organizer Heather Witt, Tracy Estabrooks, co-organizer Sandi Theilheimer, Lydia Neigel, Christina Gravelle-St.Pierre, Hailey Hartwig, and school board trustee Leo Boland. Fellowes High...
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Community forums seek to connect people with food

Community Forums Seek to Connect People with Food

AUNDECK OMNI KANING––Supporters of Manitoulin’s local food movement, both existing and newbies, gathered at the Four Directions Complex in Aundeck Omni Kaning on March 7 for the second of four Cultivating Food Sovereignty community forums. The forums are intended to provide a space for knowledge-sharing and collaboration. “These community forums are a part of the...
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Women who feed the islands

Women Who Feed the Islands

Photo: Lynda Dixon started growing organic, islands-grown produce at Maude Island Farm in 1994. (Jason Shafto/Love Haida Gwaii) Celebrating women’s efforts as foragers, farmers, and pillars of food security on Haida Gwaii How are women working to harvest local foods, feed community, and promote food security on Haida Gwaii – one of the most remote island...
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