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14 SCHOOLS, GARDENS, AND SALAD BARS AND A 4,000 KM TRIP Here in British Columbia, the month of May consisted of our two regional animators travelling the province to visit 14 of the 29 schools in BC that received a Farm to School (F2S) Salad Bar grant in 2016. With all of the schools now...
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2017-2018 (Year 2) Huband Park Elementary School, Courtenay BC Huband Park Elementary School in Courtenay BC is a rural school in a beautiful neighbourhood about 10 minutes north of town. Courtenay is a mid size city ½ way up Vancouver Island about 3 hours north of Victoria. Our school has 375 students in 17 divisions...
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Ecole Franco-Nord Food Program Grows
PRINCE GEORGE – For many, people growing their own food it sometimes helps them to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.  There’re just over 100 students that attend Ecole Franco-Nord. And each week some students have the opportunity to taste foods grown locally and from a school garden.  With support from the Farm to Cafeteria...
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F2S grant story 2016
Edward Milne Infusing Home Economics with Local Food Edward Milne Community School, Sooke, BC Patrick Gale is the Foods and Nutrition (grades 9 to 12) program teacher at Edward Milne Community School in Sooke, BC. He takes a local food system perspective in his work. Sourcing local food is an important piece of the program....
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Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary, Hazelton, BC Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School is located in the village of Gitanmaax, in the Upper Skeena region of Northwestern BC, located on Gitxsan Territory. The beautiful Stekyoden mountain overlooks the school, with the Bulkley and Skeena rivers flowing by below it. Majagaleehl Gali Aks has been participating in a...
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Mile 108 Elementary School
Mile 108 Elementary School, 108 Mile Ranch, BC Mile 108 Elementary School has been running a Hot Lunch program for several years. Led by our enthusiastic coordinator, Roxanne Sutton, we applied for and received the Farm to Cafeteria Salad Bar Grant.  It has long been our dream to bring more to our lunch program, including introducing...
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Victoria High Farm
Their school may be in the middle of the city, but Vic High students are about to get a lesson in farming. “It just makes me happy to be outside and doing something positive, and seeing the results of plants growing,” explained student Kenni Apt. Victoria’s first school farm will see students cultivate their own...
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Rockheights Middle School
Rockheights Middle School, Victoria, BC Rockheights Middle School, located in the Township of Esquimalt is a school with 215 students, 56% of whom are considered at risk in the vulnerability index. For our specific garden project, a class of 25 grade six students and five grade 8 students are directly involved. Our grade 8 students are...
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I would like to take a moment and let you all know of a significant development within our culinary team here at UBC. Late last week Chef Steve Golob informed us of his retirement. While we are sad to see Steve leave UBC and move on to the next chapter of his life we are...
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Women who feed the islands
Photo: Lynda Dixon started growing organic, islands-grown produce at Maude Island Farm in 1994. (Jason Shafto/Love Haida Gwaii) Celebrating women’s efforts as foragers, farmers, and pillars of food security on Haida Gwaii How are women working to harvest local foods, feed community, and promote food security on Haida Gwaii – one of the most remote island...
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