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Farm to School Canada Grants 2016

Farm to School Canada Grants 2016: Schools Share Their Stories

In 2016, Farm to School Canada Grants were delivered to the following 50 schools in BC and Ontario, enabling more than 19,500 students to experience growing, cooking, and tasting fresh, healthy, local foods from their school salad bar.
At the end of their first year, schools were asked to write a short story describing the activities that were underway to close the distance between the field and the tray. Below are the wonderful stories we received. Each story illuminates a bee hive of activity engaging students, volunteers, cooks, chefs, teachers, principals, parents, gardeners and bakers, farmers, and cheese makers alike. The impact and the benefits of the programs jump off the page. We hope they inspire you as they did us!

Cardinal Leger Secondary School
18
Oct

Chef Lancers Lead the Way with a Lean Green Gardening Machine!

Cardinal Leger Secondary School, Brampton ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) Three inspiring chefs working together on a massive task is usually a recipe for a disaster. Here at Cardinal Leger the only recipe was WORKING WELL AS A COMMUNITY! This year Cardinal Leger’s Hospitality program was faced with a massive task. The three Chefs/Teachers found out...
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Winlaw Elementary School, Winlaw, BC
23
Jul

Winlaw School Plants for Bees and Borscht

Winlaw Elementary School, Winlaw, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) Winlaw is a small town in the middle of the Slocan Valley in B.C.’s West Kootenay region.  As part of our Farm to School program, we have had our school garden for two years.  This fall, we were excited to see what grew over the summer.  We...
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Fellowes High School
11
Jul

Fellowes Fresh Food Project

Fellows High School, Pembroke, ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) Fellowes High School, is located in Pembroke, ON in the Ottawa Valley. It is the largest of seven high schools in the school board with a little over 700 students enrolled. Students come from elementary schools within the small city of Pembroke as well as nearby farming...
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03
Jul

École Robb Road’s Salad Bar is Growing!

Ecole Robb Road, Comox, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) Our second year of Salad Bar has been a delicious meal to count on every Tuesday at École Robb Road Elementary in Comox, British Columbia. We are so fortunate to live in the Comox Valley, to be able to enjoy the bounty of our veggie growing community...
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03
Jul

Primrose Elementary School & Local Food … A Love Story

Primrose Elementary School, Primrose, ON Total student enrollment: 520 2017-2018 (Year 2) The Salad Bar at Primrose ES has made a big impact at the school. Starting with the visual impact, it is served in our main foyer, where people coming in and out of the school see it in progress, enjoy the bright colours...
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03
Jul

Templeton Secondary

Templeton High School, Vancouver, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) This is our third year running our garden, and in these three years our school of 850 students has seen some amazing moments of learning, both for students and staff. Running a high school garden, even in this short amount of time, has provided the opportunity for...
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03
Jul

THINKING and EATING local at Oakwood Public School

Oakwood Public School, Oakville, ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) Oakwood Public School is located in Oakville, ON. We are a JK-Gr. 5 school with a current student enrolment of 222, in the GTA- Greater Toronto Area. Town of Oakville is ranked 6th, in top 10 best cities to settle in Canada as new immigrants. Our journey...
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Horsefly Elementary Junior Secondary Schools, Williams Lake BC
03
Jul

Adventures in Horsefly

Horsefly Elementary School, Horsefly, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) In the middle of the Province of BC, about 45 minutes east of Williams Lake, in prime ranching and forestry country, surrounded by mountains, lakes and wildlife, one will find the thriving metropolis of Horsefly which includes one very friendly, family-based school, Horsefly Elementary/Junior Secondary. Our school,...
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Heydon Park High School, Toronto
03
Jul

Heydon Park’s Salad Bar Story

Heydon Park Secondary, Toronto, ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) Heydon Park Secondary School is Toronto District School Board’s only all-female high school that provides programming for students with learning challenges to help each student reach their full potential. We run both a credit and non-credit program for just over 150 students where we focus on a...
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Microsoft Word - FINAL GRANT APPLICATION BC ON (V9) JAN 15 2016.
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