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Federal grants help schools put crunch in their lunch
27
Jun

Federal Grants Help Schools Put Crunch in Their Lunch

Photo: Students at St. Bon’s in St. John’s got money from the Farm to School program last year and are already enjoying the fruits of their labour. (Food First NL) Funding will teach students about where their food comes from Three Newfoundland and Labrador schools are getting federal money to set up salad bars and composting programs,...
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Growing closer to home
09
Mar

Growing Closer to Home

Photo: From left, Toby Rowe and Tim Walsh shovel compost at the community garden. Courtesy of: Chris Hammond Memorial’s community garden: Sustainability from the ground up Historically, Newfoundland and Labrador’s geographic isolation meant the residents of this province had no choice but to grow and gather their fresh food. Not anymore. Today, the vast majority...
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25
Jan

Raising the Salad Bar! Farm to School Canada Grant Program 2018 Press Releases

Call for Projects to Raise the Salad Bar in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Schools. St. John’s, NL – Food First NL, Farm to Cafeteria Canada, and the Whole Kids Foundation are launching a call for projects for schools that want to make student access to healthy, local and sustainable food a priority. Thanks to a new...
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School greenhouse launched in St. John’s!
16
Oct

School Greenhouse Launched in St. John’s!

Article by Food First NL, provincial F2CC lead in Newfoundland and Labrador for Farm to School St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s, NL was a recipient of the Farm to School Month prize in 2016 for $1500. With those funds, along with matching funds from school donors, students and volunteers recently built the school a...
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Immaculate Heart of Mary finds a clear vision
13
Apr

Immaculate Heart of Mary Finds a Clear Vision

With blowing snow advisories still in effect in Corner Brook, Newfoundland students and teachers at Immaculate Heart of Mary school may not have great visibility of their greenhouse, but their Farm to School vision sure is clear! Immaculate Heart of Mary School is an independently operated, private school with approximately 200 students from Junior Kindergarten...
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Farm to School at Fogo Island Central Academy
03
Mar

Farm to School at Fogo Island Central Academy

Instructional Resource Teacher, Susan Crawford, describes how the school community at Fogo Island Central Academy has worked together to make their dreams of having local, healthy and fresh food come to life with dedication from students, teachers, parents and support from an experienced farmer in Fogo: “We are an island community located on the Northeast coast...
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St. Bonaventure's College, NL.
25
Nov

St. Bonaventure’s College, NL is a Farm to School Month Canada 2016 Winner!

St. Bonaventure’s College won the grant for: Engaging students in growing, cooking or preserving local foods at school. A value of $1500. Congratulations! Their Farm to School Month Story: Thanksgiving is a time of year that brings family and friends together. It knits a community, however loosely, to a sense of the season. And nothing...
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Farm to School Gathers Steam at NL's  First Provincial School Food Gathering 
21
Oct

Farm to School Gathers Steam at Newfoundland and Labrador’s First Provincial School Food Gathering

On Thursday, September 22nd, 2016,  educators, health professionals, farmers and other leaders gathered in St John’s, NL for a historic event –  the first ever provincial school food gathering.  “The conversation was  lively as participants were lead through mapping exercises and round table dialogue to illuminate current school food initiatives happening in NL and to explore of...
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From Farm to the Institutional Plate: What does it take?
11
Jul

From Farm to the Institutional Plate: What does it take?

Photo Above: Lester’s Farm Market, Newfoundland I am guilty of wondering if the grass is greener elsewhere. Having worked for many years to connect students with local growers in Vancouver’s urban setting, I have often mulled over our successes and challenges. I have read of initiatives elsewhere with twinges of envy, despite knowing others do the...
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Farm to School Salad Bar Webinar Final Feb 18
10
Mar

Farm to School Salad Bar Webinar: Applying for the National Farm to School Grant Program

Applying for the National Farm to School Grant Program? Watch this Farm to School salad bar webinar! Webinar Materials: Recipe for Success: Learn how St. Bonaventure’s College in Newfoundland started their Farm to School salad bar Information session on the National Farm to School Grant Program: Joanne Bays, National Manager Farm to Cafeteria Canada Farm...
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