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05
Jan

The Good Food Purchasing Initiative’s Guide for Growers and Food Businesses

Attention growers & food businesses! Are you interested in selling to schools and other public institutions? The Chicago Food Policy Action Council has created The Good Food Purchasing Initiative’s Guide for Growers and Food Businesses! While developed for the metro-Chicago area, growers and food businesses in other areas may benefit from this guide’s information on values-based procurement and more. ...
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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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04
Nov

Join our Conversation on Land-Based Learning

Mark your calendars! CoP conversation on Land-Based Learning  Tues Nov 16 at 12:30 PST / 3:30 EST / 4:30 AST Farm to school, also known as local food to school, is grounded in re-learning, re-establishing and acknowledging and supporting existing place-based food systems. As F2CC works to advance food systems rooted in place, and as...
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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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01
Oct

Welcoming 2 New Farm to School Learning Circles!

Photo: Maurita Prato, Executive Director of Lush Valley and co-facilitator for the first Farm to School Learning Circle guides participants through activities to stimulate conversation on goals and a vision. A Farm to School Learning Circle is an 18+ month process to build, strengthen, and/or expand collective farm to school efforts within a local community. ...
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01
Oct

F2S Month 2021: Celebrating Land-Based Learning

Farm to school, also known as local food to school, is grounded in re-learning, re-establishing and acknowledging and supporting existing place-based food systems. As F2CC works to advance food systems rooted in place, and as we work to better honour Indigenous ways of knowing and being, we were pleased to share that during Farm to School...
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17
Aug

Advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through Farm to School

Food Secure Canada has released a discussion paper on how school food programs can help advance Canada’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In doing so, the paper captures how farm to school programs can advance the SDGs and targets.  The SDGs were launched in 2015 as the “blueprint to achieve a...
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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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08
Jun

Webinar Recap – Sea to School

Sea to School is a term used to describe programs that procure local sustainable seafood for schools and promote ocean literacy. These programs take many forms, from serving local seafood in school lunches, to taking students on field trips to local fishing docks, to incorporating ocean-based curriculum in classrooms. However, in North America, Sea to...
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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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