British Columbia
Project Spotlight Series: Fresh Roots Urban Farm
Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society is an enterprising non-profit. They grow organic produce in market gardens in Vancouver, a few of which are half-acre sites located at local schools. They are expanding their model of working with institutions to transform those organizations’ underutilized grounds into community-engaged spaces for growing food and educating the public. Published...
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Food for Thought
Food For Thought is a great example of how many of the food-related programs commonly found in Vancouver’s schools- from gardening, to cooking, to healthy eating- can be combined to give students a garden-to-plate look at an essential topic. Published on Jan 9, 2013 Vancouver School Board [youtube height=”400″ width=”700″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3xL050qeIY[/youtube]
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From the garden to your plate: Bringing fresh, safe and nutritious produce to patients
Photo: The 200 residents of Purdy Pavilion could soon be eating fruits and vegetables picked fresh from their UBC campus backyard. A partnership between VCH, UBC Farm and food provider Sodexo is looking at getting the local produce grown at UBC Farm onto the plates of those living at Purdy. “We don’t have a lot...
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Can 'Cuisine' Make a Better School Lunch?
A recent survey found the majority of Canadians took an hour or less for lunch. But when Canadian-born Karen Le Billon moved from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Brittany, France for a year with her French husband and two young daughters, she was surprised to learn the French take lunch very seriously. Two-hour-breaks seriously. “Lunch is...
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For Kids, the Meal Is the Message
In her new book Getting to Yum, child-feeding guru Karen Le Billon details funny-yet-depressing statistics about children’s food knowledge all over the world. She cites a British study of 1,000 primary school students: only one in four knew that beef comes from cows. Another study of Australian children revealed that one-quarter thought yogurt grew on trees....
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Farm to School: Six years and still growing
Hundreds of tourists, locals, and garlic lovers alike mingled at Hester Creek on Saturday for the 3rd Annual Garlic Festival. The festival provided entertainment, vendors, and wine sampling amidst the picturesque backdrop of the Hester Creek vineyards. Attendance was at an all-time high in its three year history, with proceeds going to the Farm to...
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World Food Day
Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth The October 16, 2014 World Food Day theme, “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth” was chosen to recognize the importance of family farming and small scale farmers. It focuses world attention on the significant role of family and small scale farming to address...
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Farm to School programs have taken root in British Columbia and continue to proliferate championed by the Public Health Association of British Columbia, and with solid support from the Ministry of Health and a variety government and non government organizations and individuals.  But how did this buzz of activity begin?  Who planted the seeds? Where...
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Forest Grove School Garden
Forest Grove Elementary is the first school in the Burnaby District to create and sustain an edible school garden program thus making it the model school in the Burnaby District with many other Burnaby schools following a similar path. The garden has been built as 20 ft by 20 ft outdoor classroom that hosts many...
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Lessons From Haida Gwaii
Photo Above: A mural depicting the vision of the first Learning Lab on Haida Gwaii. Photo by Kiku Dhanwant. Haida Gwaii, an archipelago of islands on the north coast of British Columbia is home to fewer than 5,000 people (most of whom live on one of two main islands) and an abundance of local food resources....
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What is Farm to School?
CDN Fact Sheet


Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
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Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
CDN Storybook

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


A New Crunch in School Lunch: BC Farm to School Salad Bar Guide.
BC Toolkit


Tools From The Shed: Practical resources to operationalize your program
BC toolkit designed to accompany A New Crunch in School Lunch:  The BC  Farm to School Guide

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