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Victoria High students dig in to build a bigger school garden
14
Nov

Victoria High Students Dig in to Build a Bigger School Garden

Photo: Victoria High School students spread leaf mulch as they expand the school garden on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Photograph By DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST A school garden at Victoria High School has tripled in size, thanks to a group of volunteers who spread a load of leaf mulch Friday to extend the dimensions. Vic High’s garden...
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Salad days at inner-city school
07
Nov

Salad Days at Inner-City School

Tyler Beckett wants to be a landscaper and the urban farming program on the roof of his inner-city school has greened his thumb. “It’s helping get me prepare for a job when I’m done school,” said the 16-year-old Eastdale Collegiate Institute student in the Regent Park area. “I like getting involved with the garden and...
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St. Dominic Elementary School, Oakville, ON
06
Nov

Whole Kids Foundation and Farm to Cafeteria Canada Announce Largest Federally Supported Multi-sector Investment in National School Food Program

Photo: St. Dominic Elementary School, Oakville, ON More than $3.1 million to be invested in children’s nutrition Friday, November 3, 2017 – 8:00am NEWSROOM: Whole Foods Market Foundations CAMPAIGN: Whole Kids Foundation® CONTENT: Press Release VANCOUVER, BC, November 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Whole Kids Foundation and Farm to Cafeteria Canada announce the largest federally supported multi-sector investment...
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Toronto students embrace healthy eating through food education project
26
Oct

Toronto Students Embrace Healthy Eating Through Food Education Project

Photo: Grade 4 and 5 students at Bala Avenue Community School say they’re eating more fruits and vegetables thanks to the lessons. (Nick Boisvert/CBC) The Good Food Machine students help students grow, harvest and prepare foods in the classroom Inside a classroom at Bala Avenue Community School, a group of students approach their indoor garden...
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Students applauded for push to fix 'broken' food system in schools
26
Oct

Students Applauded for Push to Fix ‘Broken’ Food System in Schools

Photo: The ‘DIY cafeteria service’ currently running at Harbour View High in Saint John features vegetables grown in the school’s garden. (Facebook) Saint John school’s petition for healthy lunches is ‘powerful action,’ says food security network A Saint John high school’s student-led fight for healthier cafeteria lunches is part of an “inspiring” trend of school communities...
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24
Oct

Vancouver Students Dig in for Farm to School Month

Photo: Jenna Jaski of Victory Gardens Vancouver helps facilitate the Classroom Gardener program at East Van’s David Livingstone elementary school. The program is one of many across the city that aim to get students out of classrooms and into the garden and the kitchen. Photo by Dan Toulgoet It’s pouring rain as a class of Grade...
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School greenhouse launched in St. John’s!
16
Oct

School Greenhouse Launched in St. John’s!

Article by Food First NL, provincial F2CC lead in Newfoundland and Labrador for Farm to School St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s, NL was a recipient of the Farm to School Month prize in 2016 for $1500. With those funds, along with matching funds from school donors, students and volunteers recently built the school a...
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Farm to School alive and well in Saanich
13
Oct

Farm to School Alive and Well in Saanich

I remember the feel of that bean in my hand, so smooth and shiny. We planted them into the soil in the white styrofoam cups and then lined them up along the windowsill in our classroom. Even though we knew it was going to happen, it seemed a wonder to see the first sprout push...
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Students dig in to finish harvesting garden produce
13
Oct

Students Dig In to Finish Harvesting Garden Produce

Photo: Picking the last of the harvest and cleaning up the greenhouse and outside bed on Wednesday Oct. 4. Photo submitted The W.L. McLeod Farm to School harvesting has finished for the 2017 growing season. Over the past three weeks, roughly 70 students from Kindergarten to Grade 4 have been picking, pulling and digging fresh vegetables...
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