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!

Bonjour from Ecole Franco Nord!

Bonjour from Ecole Franco Nord!

École Franco-Nord, Prince George, BC The name of our school is a reference to our geographical location in British Columbia. Located in the boreal forest, Prince George is also known as the ‘Spruce Capital’ of the north. Prince George can now boast that it has its first Farm to School participant, our francophone school: École...
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From Field Trips to Salad Bar Equipped

From Field Trips to Salad Bar Equipped

Colquitz Middle School, Victoria BC Since 1995, I have worked at Colquitz Middle School, in Victoria B.C.  For many years, I drove by beautiful Glanford Greenhouses on my morning commute to school without ever stopping in to visit. While on the hunt for potential future field trips, I finally decided I needed to stop in,...
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Crawford Bay School Loves Growing Good Food

Crawford Bay Elementary-Secondary School, By Laury Carriere One of the first things I noticed about Crawford Bay School was the focus on food. During my first month as principal in 2015, I was in the school garden during a primary class activity and students were gleefully eating arugula from the greenhouse. One little boy was...
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Building strong sense of community, equality and belonging around the table

Building Strong Sense of Community, Equality and Belonging Around the Table

Lucerne Elementary-Secondary School, New Denver, BC New Denver is in the southeast corner of B.C., nestled in the Selkirk Mountains and on the shores of the beautiful Slocan Lake.  Our school, Lucerne, draws from a population of only a thousand people and makes up for its small size with some wonderful programs, a special group of...
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Heydon Park’s Salad Bar Story

Heydon Park’s Salad Bar Story

  Our high school is located in the core of downtown Toronto where we have fast-food restaurants surrounding us that students can walk to in minutes, but more students turn up excited for lunch on Salad Bar day than on any other day of the week. The introduction of the Salad Bar to our school...
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Robert F Hall Goes Fresh

The whole Farm to Cafeteria concept is something that I, as a Chef and now hospitality teacher, was looking for when I arrived at Robert F Hall High School. This school, located in the rural community of Caledon East, was built some 20 years ago when the community was comprised of a few shops at...
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Templeton Secondary

After two years of planning, managing, and helping to build our school garden we have not been able to produce radical changes (yet?): the garden has not reversed the global warming effect, none of our students have enrolled in an environmental university program, nor have they planted gardens of their own. During this time, I...
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From the Garden to the Hospice, a Parsnip’s Story

From the Garden to the Hospice, a Parsnip’s Story

  Parry Sound High School has had 4 box gardens for several years. This past June, due to the help of Farm to Cafeteria Canada, they were revitalized and planted with an eye to providing local vegetables for the PSHS Cafeteria. Students from the Grade 7/8 community class took over the planting of the four...
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Sutton District High School – Farm to School Report

Sutton District High School – Farm to School Report

Sutton District High School is a rural school located on the southern shores of Lake Simcoe in Central Ontario. We have a student population of approx. 500 students who largely travel to school each day by bus. The community is surrounded by large agricultural plots but we are within an hour of Toronto, so some...
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