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“The salad bar was a huge hit today. Local carrots, kale salad with Hollyhock dressing, 3 potato salads -a traditional, a wasabi & a vinaigrette; (our vegan option) Amazing nut & bean veggie burgers, baked Halibut with sea asparagus tartar, and barbequed teriyaki spring salmon. Phew! Student prepared, right down to the condiments. Week 1...
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Farm to School has been a valuable part of Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary School  school’s food program during the 2016/17 school year. A recent  grant provided  the opportunity to increase our salad bar  local food offerings and allowed students the chance to sample, access, and enjoy a variety of foods. Our school food program has evolved...
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How to make your Farm to School Program more exciting than recess? Take your students to the great outdoor classroom for a food adventure! Recently, Sen Pok Chin students from Oliver, BC took part in The Corny Tour at Covert Farms Organics Family Estate. Students in grades kindergarten to grade two took a hayride through...
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I remember the first attempts to engage students in Farm to School at George M Dawson Secondary in Masset, BC. In 2010,  the school bought fancy salad bar equipment that cost hundreds of dollars. A red seal chef, who was teaching 5 other students in the culinary arts program in nearby Old Masset, created the...
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We have a grand vision for Farm to School at Royal Bay Secondary –  we want nothing less than full engagement of our school community in the creation of sustainable food systems. But where to begin? This is our story, year 1. Royal Bay Secondary School is located in on the border of Colwood and...
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The Little School that ROARS – seriously, we do. Sir Charles Tupper Secondary in Vancouver, BC is a ‘small’ high school, grades 8-12, of about 1,000 students. Our mascot is a tiger and our code of conduct is Resobsibility, Ownership, Attitude, Respect and  Safety (R.O.A.R.S. ) which is taught, modeled and followed by staff and students....
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Grandview / Uuqinak’uuh Elementary School is a very special place! This Inner city school in Vancouver, British Columbia is lucky to have a lovely, expansive green space with many large trees, and a well established school garden and our open longhouse structure provides an outdoor teaching space (interrupted by a noisy Skytrain that rumbles by...
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What grew out of the Farm to School Salad Bar program at Brock Middle School in Kamloops, BC?  Food literacy momentum!  Central to that food literacy momentum? The establishment of a new Sustainability class.  Sustainability students donned critical thinking caps to assess and plan activities they might undertake within the school and the community to...
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Reynolds Secondary School in Victoria BC Our Story, Our Journey in 5 Parts… Part 1: We have a school garden and an organic local farm sourced salad bar program . We have found that really good projects are ones that have a sustainability plan built into them. With our salad bar program we have sustainability...
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What do Little Black River, Manitoba; Ministikwan, Saskatchewan; Hazelton, BC; and Haida Gwaii, BC all have in common? All four communities are implementing Learning Circles in order to increase capacity for more local, healthy, and traditional foods in schools. The three-year project is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through its Pathways...
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