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.
  • 108 Mile Elementary, 108 Mile BC
  • AE Perry Elementary School, Kamloops, BC
  • Brocklehurst Middle School, Kamloops, BC
  • Cardinal Leger Secondary School, Brampton ON
  • College Heights Secondary School, Guelph ON
  • Colquitz Middele School, Victoria, BC
  • Crawford Bay Elementary School, Crawford Bay, BC
  • Eastdale Collegiate High School, Toronto ON
  • Ecole Franco Nord, Prince George, BC
  • Ecole Robb Road, Comox, BC
  • Ecole Secondaire Hanmer, Hamner, ON
  • Ecole Secondaire Macdonald Cartier, Sudbury,ON
  • Edward Milne Community School, Victoria, BC
  • Evergreen Independent School, Cobblehill, BC
  • Fellows High School, Pembroke, ON
  • Gidgalang Kuuyas Naay , Queen Charolotte, BC
    Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary School, Masset BC
  • Hagersville Secondary School, Hagersville, ON
  • Heydon Park Secondary, Toronto, ON
  • Horsefly Elementary School, Horsefly, BC
  • Huband Park Elementary School, Courtenay, BC
  • Lake Trail Middle School, Courtany, BC
  • Lord Roberts Elementary School, Vancouver, BC
  • Loughbourough Public School, Sydenham, ON
  • Lucerne Elementary School, New Denver, BC
  • Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary, Hazelton, BC
  • Nobel Public School, Nobel, ON
  • Norkam Senior Secondary School, Kamloops, BC
  • Norman Johnston Alternate School, Glouchester, ON
  • Oakwood Public School, Oakville, ON
  • Open Roads Public School, Dryden, ON
  • Perry Sound High School, Perry Sound, ON
  • Primrose Elementary School, Primrose, ON
  • Princess Margaret Secondary School, Penticton, BC
  • Regency Acres Public School, Aurora, ON
  • Rockheights Middle School, Victoria, BC
    Robert E Hall Community Secondary School, Caledon East, ON
  • Reynolds Secondary School, Victoria, BC
  • Royal Bay Secondary School, Victoria, BC
  • SenPokChin Elementary School, Oliver, BC
  • SK’aadGaa Naay Elementary School, Skidegate, BC
  • Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School, Vancouver, BC
  • St Dominic Public School, Oakville, ON
  • Sutton District High School, Sutton, ON
  • Sydenham High School, Sydenham, ON
  • Templeton High School, Vancouver, BC
  • Quinte Secondary School, belleville, ON
  • Uuqinak’uuh  Elementary School, Vancouver, BC
  • Victoria High School, Victoria, BC
  • Winlaw Elementary School, Winlaw, BC
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!

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Evergreen Independent School – Food Literacy in the Cowichan Valley

Evergreen Independent School is located in Cobble Hill, BC, a small semi-rural community in the lush Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Home to 100 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 7, Evergreen has a flourishing food literacy program that has recently been enhanced by the Farm to School grant received last year. The Farm to...
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Hospitality Teacher

Our Farm to Caf Story Bringing the Farm to our Cafeteria at Cardinal Leger Secondary School began when Ecosource helped us make a connection with a local farmer, Shannon Lee Stirling, from Albion Hills Community Farm. Shannon’s enthusiasm for sustainable practices inspired students to be a part of the Farm to Cafeteria movement and they...
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You can make friends with Salad

You Can Make Friends with Salad

This year at NorKam Senior Secondary in Kamloops, BC, our cafeteria class started a salad bar for a fresh, healthy addition to our regular lunch service. We began this semester by growing our own vegetables, herbs and microgreens in anticipation of improving our cafeteria’s menu selection, and quality and freshness of food. This project proved...
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Farm + School + Funds = Food Culture Shift

As a Principal, I have had the pleasure of observing fist hand the impact of a Farm to School Canada Grant. Farm to School funds have helped to dramatically change the food culture of our school. Our team at Lake Trail School  has been able to  leverage the funds to strengthen our partnership with Lake...
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Eastdale’s Salad Bar Story

Eastdale CI is a small inner city high school with about 120 students in the eastern part of downtown Toronto. Over the past five years we have identified a need at our school to have a stronger focus on food and nutrition issues. School surveys and observations told us that many of our students were...
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College Heights Secondary School, A Bushel of Beets…..

College Heights Secondary School in the Upper Grand District School Board has had a fantastic first year connecting our school to local food and farms, and launching a full salad bar as part of our cafeteria service. Here’s a story about a bushel of beets that was donated to our school and the amazing domino...
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Salad Bar Buzz at École Robb Road

The École Robb Road salad bar team is thrilled to share our school’s salad bar story with all of you. École Robb Road is in Comox, BC on Vancouver Island. We have been growing our program for a few years through fundraising and planning and the Whole Kids Foundation grant allowed our schools goal come...
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Nacho Ordinary Salad Day

  In October 2016, our school, Regency Acres, was pleased to join the national Farm to School movement! This year we  worked really hard to offer 8 delicious Salad Days.  Our goal?  To highlight locally sourced veggies and fruits and get our students excited about eating healthy, locally grown and unprocessed food! This year, approximately...
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Adventures in Horsefly

Situated in the foothills of the Cariboo Mountains, approximately 70km from the city of Williams Lake, Horsefly Elementary Junior Secondary Schools enrolls approximately 65 students a year in grades Kindergarten through 10. The community of Horsefly relies heavily on cattle, forestry and tourism as their main sources of employment; with many of our students living...
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