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National school food program needed

National School Food Program Needed

Photo: Canadian children are not provided consistent access to healthy food at school, Diana Bronson and Sasha McNicoll write. (JENNIFER BAIN/TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO) Canadian children return to school with insufficient access to healthy food Mon., Aug. 28, 2017 By DIANA BRONSON AND SASHA MCNICOLL www.thestar.com As children across the country go back to school, a recent...
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Rooftop farm puts Ryerson in good stead

Rooftop Farm Puts Ryerson in Good Stead

The urban farm grows more than just produce for the Toronto university. On top of Ryerson University’s George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, a bustle of students and staff harvest a farm field surrounded by a view of downtown Toronto. If “urban farming” once seemed like an oxymoron, it’s lately become less strange. “The reason...
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Where to find healthy and local food options at eight Toronto colleges and universities

Healthy, local food options at eight Toronto campuses

Photo: Left to right: Ryerson University’s Urban Farm staff Agathe Chauvin, Jayne Miles, Kate Davies, Saba Zubair, Arlene Throness and Terri-Lynn Zhou The lowdown on cafeterias and campus eateries putting sustainability at the top of the menu Tired of stuffing street dogs and candy bars down your throat between classes? It’s time for a campus meal...
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Unanimous Support Secures the Future of "Farm to School" in Oregon

Unanimous Support Secures the Future of “Farm to School” in Oregon

Unanimous support from the Oregon House, Senate and governor has passed a bill that supports local food in schools. House Bill 2038 allocates $4.5 million for schools to continue to buy Oregon-grown and processed foods and to support agriculture- and garden-based education. With 144 school districts participating in the program, here are some ways this...
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'Farm to School' successful in New Brunswick

‘Farm to School’ Successful in New Brunswick

New Brunswick has 68 recognized ‘Farm to Schools’ Photo: Matthew Childs, left, and Liam Lundrigan working in the garden beside Harbour View High School. (Joseph Tunney/CBC) When it comes to growing fruits and vegetables, New Brunswick schools are top banana. Harbour View High School in Saint John was designated a “Farm to School” earlier this month,...
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GROW YOUR OWN SOUP:  CBC Features Calgary's Edible Schoolyard 

Grow Your Own Soup

CBC Features Calgary’s Edible Schoolyard They grow their soup and eat it too. A CBC crew arrived at Altadore School in Calgary during Farm to School Month  to film the city’s  first large-scale, Edible Schoolyard.  The organic, ecological garden is located on a quarter-acre of public school land and includes raised-bed seed-to-table food gardening for 16...
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Local Food and Beverage Strategy unveiled

Local Food and Beverage Strategy Unveiled

BOUCTOUCHE (GNB) – The provincial government officially unveiled its Local Food and Beverage Strategy at Ferme Michaud in Bouctouche today. The strategy provides local producers with new market opportunities. The strategy was identified last month as a key opportunity for growth in the New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan. “Increasing local food and beverage consumption can...
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Vic High students get hands dirty in school garden

Vic High Students Get Hands Dirty in School Garden

Photo: City Harvest Co-operative’s Heather Parker, second from right, plants squash on Tuesday with Vic High students, from left: Dani Birge, Alexis Cumpstone, Sterling Beeston and Eden Murray.   Photograph By BRUCE STOTESBURY, Times Colonist – See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/vic-high-students-get-hands-dirty-in-school-garden-1.2257466#sthash.WHWPH1HM.dpuf Neatly kept beds full of carrots, lettuce, herbs and more fill a corner of the grounds at...
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Q.E. II Public School teaming up with C-K Table to offer special meal

Q.E. II Public School Teaming Up with C-K Table to Offer Special Meal

Photo: Queen Elizabeth II Public School students in Jenn Kranenburg’s Grade 3/4 class display one of the vegetable gardens they have planted at the Chatham, Ont. school on Friday May 20, 2016. Pictured clockwise from left, are: Kaydence Kronemoore, Tiara Blackbird, Trinity Walker, Mirah Coll, Caiden Coll, Jayden Ogle, Chloe Tetrault and Hannah Doey. Ellwood Shreve/Chatham...
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