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Summer Salad Bars at the Farmers’ Market in New Denver BC Salad bars…in the summer?! Yes please!  Inspired by the Farm to School (F2S) salad bar, the Healthy Community Society of the North Slocan Valley (HCS) created a healthy and innovative pilot project this summer. Read about how one BC Farm to School program spurred...
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Meal Exchange story
Jess Schellenberg is a student at the University of Victoria, where she is completing a double major in Environmental Studies and Political Science, with a minor in Education. Even with a full course load on her plate, she still finds the time to lead the Meal Exchange chapter on campus, which for the past year...
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Growing a garden grows awareness of intricate food system
Photo: Dr. Tara Moreau, a plant scientist and lead researcher and educator at the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research. She helps people focus on real-life solutions to help prop up place-based food systems. Our F2CC team attended the Place Based Food Systems Conference in August, with the opportunity to connect with thought leaders...
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Winlaw Elementary School, Winlaw, BC
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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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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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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Horsefly Elementary Junior Secondary Schools, Williams Lake BC
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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Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary School, Masset BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) I remember the first salad bar many years ago at Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay (GTNS), a high school on the north end of Haida Gwaii. When faced with the salad bar over flowing fruit and vegetables, students filled their plates with ranch salad dressing and bacon...
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Edward Milne Community School, Sooke, BC Grades 9-12 660 Students, including 70 International Students and 118 of Indigenous Ancestry 2017-2018 (Year 2) At Edward Milne Community School, our students are serving up fresh, local veggies from our salad bar four days a week, 30 week of the year – that’s 2,000 salads served! When I...
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Royal Bay Secondary School, Victoria, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) Royal Bay is a three-year old secondary school in the Sooke School District on Southern Vancouver Island, BC. This is the second year we have been working with the Farm to School Canada grant, which is managed collaboratively between our food studies programs and our culinary...
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