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01
Dec

Learning Circle Stories: from Tk’emlups te Secwépemc and Skeetchestn Indian Band

“When you are wanting something to grow, you need to start with the children.” – Learning Circle Participant In 2019 F2CC, in partnership with the Social Planning & Research Council of BC, provided a Local Food to School Learning Circle Grant to Q’wemtsín Health Society (QHS) to support Sk’elep School of Excellence, from Tk’emlups te...
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18
Nov

Learning from the Land – A written compilation of resources and stories

“Learning from the Land: Resources and stories from K-12 schools engaging with Indigenous plants and pedagogy”, published in November 2021 by our BC project partner Public Health Agency of BC (PHABC), is a written compilation of resources and stories highlighting programs related to Indigenous plants and pedagogy within schools located in what is colonially known...
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20
Oct

Food Forests — edible landscapes that do more than feed us

In celebration of this year’s Farm to School Month, which is focusing on land-based learning, we wanted to dive into the benefits of food forests, and why schools and communities across the country are putting them in place. In this CBC article, for instance, Port Elgin Regional School in Ontario highlighted how they “worked with...
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06
Jul

Sk’elep Food Sovereignty Program Feeds Evacuees

Sk’elep School is one of our 2020 salad bar grant recipients and part of a learning circle from fall 2019- spring 2021. PRESS RELEASE – Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, July 6, 2021 Q’wemtsin Health Society (QHS) and Sk’elep School of Excellence have been working in partnership on a food sovereignty program and are thrilled to be...
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09
Jun

Traditional Foods and Indigenous Recipes in B.C.’s Public Institutions

This report, prepared by Queenswood Consulting Group for the Government of British Columbia, was developed to support the government’s objective to increase the use of B.C. foods, improve the patient food experience in health care, and efforts to increase access to traditional foods and Indigenous recipes in public institutions. Traditional Foods and Indigenous Recipes in...
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Elsipogtog School, Elsipogtog First Nation, NB
01
Jun

Celebrating National Indigenous History Month

Photo: Elsipogtog School, Elsipogtog First Nation, NB The month of June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. We’d like to start this month by sharing some inspiring stories of school communities who are embracing Indigenous food ways, as well as some resources...
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12
Apr

The Three Sisters: history, culture and ways of growing

In this webinar, Elder Lix Lopez, member of the Maya in Exile Garden, will  highlight the importance of the Three Sisters – corn,  beans and squash – for  Mayan diet and culture. Through storytelling, he will describe the origin of this popular plant sisterhood, its relevance for the Mayan people and culture, and other Indigenous...
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24
Mar

Huband Park Elementary’s Salad Bar: Safely Adapting to COVID-19

School food programs everywhere have had to adapt to COVID-19 over the past year, and this of course includes our Salad Bar Grantees.  The following case study shares the story of Huband Park Elementary School in Courtenay, British Columbia, who have been able to pivot to the new reality with great success. This shift has...
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26
Jan

The Impacts of Farm to School Run Deep in our Communities

In October, we released our Farm to School: Canada Digs In! Report 2020, which demonstrates how farm to school initiatives can significantly support public health, education & learning, economic development, and community connections. We’re now excited to share our new 9-minute Farm to School: Canada Digs In! video — available in English and French—that communicates...
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11
Jan

Growing a Movement: Farm to School in the Comox Valley

The beautiful Comox Valley, is situated on the East Coast of Vancouver Island on the traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. Farm to school programs and the salad bar model were first introduced in the area in 2012 at Huband Park Elementary School. Inspired by Huband’s success, École Robb Road Elementary and Lake Trail Community...
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# **📣💥 DEADLINE EXTENDED!****In consideration of the challenging start to 2022, we have decided to extend the grant deadline from January 31 to FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH (11:59 PST). ⏳**😌 We know many of you are working hard to get your applications completed, so we hope this extra time brings some relief. Please note: with this extension, our new target timeline to inform applicants will be April 15th. All grants will still be awarded by the end of the school year to allow programs to launch in September as planned. 🙏 Thank you for your commitment to connect students to their food and the food systems that produce it. We look forward to receiving your applications!See our farm to school grants pages for all details! 🔗 www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/our-work/farm-to-school-grants/@wholekidsfoundation #farm2school #farm2schoolcanadagrants #localfood #healthyfood #schoolfood📣💥DEADLINE EXTENDED!In consideration of the challenging start to 2022, we have decided to extend the grant deadline from January 31 to FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH (11:59 PST). ⏳😌 We know many of you are working hard to get your applications completed, so we hope this extra time brings some relief. Please note: with this extension, our new target timeline to inform applicants will be April 15th. All grants will still be awarded by the end of the school year to allow programs to launch in September as planned. 🙏 Thank you for your commitment to connect students to their food and the food systems that produce it. We look forward to receiving your applications!See our farm to school grants pages for all details! 🔗 www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/our-work/farm-to-school-grants/@wholekidsfoundation #farm2school #farm2schoolcanadagrants #localfood #healthyfood #schoolfood ... See MoreSee Less
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