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08
Sep

Outdoor Education: a forward-thinking approach to back-to-school

As September rolls around, the age-old concept of “back-to-school” just doesn’t have the same ring as past years.  According to a recently released United Nations policy brief, education as we know it will be fundamentally different, not just today but into the future.  Rather than going “back to school,“, we need different and forward-thinking approaches. One that is...
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06
Jul

Agnes L Mathers’ Greenhouse Grows!

Agnes L Mathers Elementary School, Sandspit, BC 2018-2019 (Grant Year 2)       Agnes L Mathers Elementary School is in Sandspit British Columbia on Moresby Island, and is part of the archipelago called Haida Gwaii situated off the west coast of British Columbia. Our small student population enables students and teachers to spend lots of...
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Photo by Alyson McPhee on Unsplash
10
Jun

Learning about Food at Home: inspiration & resources in the time of COVID-19

Photo by Alyson McPhee on Unsplash While COVID-19 calls for physical distancing, more than ever the world is socially connected, and a hot topic of conversation is food. The pandemic has ramped-up a growing movement in civil society to rediscover and reclaim food systems. Institutions like schools are front and centre because of the essential role they...
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Walter E. Harris Public School Students are Growing Food! 

02
Dec

Walter E. Harris Public School Students are Growing Food!

Walter E. Harris Public School, Oshawa, ON Last year, our school received a seed grant of $1,500 from Farm to Cafeteria Canada. Immediately, this money was put to good use, as our Garden Club and Grade 3 students began growing sprouts for consumption during the cold winter months. With this infusion of cash, we bought...
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Sydenham High School, Sydenham, ON
26
Jul

Elementary and High School Work Together for Salad Bar Success!

Sydenham High School, Sydenham, ON 2018-2019 (Additional Story) Sydenham High School is in a rural setting yet holds about 700 students.  It was very fortunate to receive a beautiful new kitchen as part of a renovation a few years ago.  In collaboration with our neighbouring elementary school, Loughborough, we have been helping to provide local...
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Riverview Middle School Riverview, NB
18
Jul

From Seed To Sub

Riverview Middle School, Riverview, NB 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Thanks to a partnership with Farm to Cafeteria Canada, we can offer students healthier food options. As an alternative to their traditional hot lunch options, student can now order customized subs and salads sourced from locally sourced produce and meat. In order to address the region’s short...
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Sir Guy Carleton Secondary, Ottawa, ON
17
Jul

From Farm to Table, and back again – in 100 steps!

Sir Guy Carleton Secondary, Ottawa, ON 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Year one of our Farm to School salad bar adventure has come to a close, and what a phenomenal year it has been. By joining this amazing initiative, we have been able to take our existing foods and green industries programs and expand both to...
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Cambridge-Narrows Community School (C-NCS) Cambridge-Narrows, NB
09
Jul

Six years of Farm to School & still going strong!

Cambridge-Narrows Community School (C-NCS) Cambridge-Narrows, NB 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) The small Village of Cambridge-Narrows is located in South-Central New Brunswick and their community school is home to a thriving Farm to School initiative which benefits students from kindergarten to grade 12. Originally part of F2CC’s Nourishing School Communities initiative, this school is still going...
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Students Celebrate Agriculture Literacy Month with Farm to Fork Event
08
Mar

Students Celebrate Agriculture Literacy Month with Farm to Fork Event

Photo: Two Sun West Distance Learning Centre students looking at chickpeas as they tour the University of Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Greenhouses, to learn about how breeders take plants from the wild and turn them into something consumers can eat. (Photo courtesy: Lori Gasper) High school students enrolled with the Sun West Distance Learning Centre are taking a...
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Loughborough Public School Garden and Salad Bar Program
27
Feb

Loughborough Public School Garden and Salad Bar Program

Loughbourough Public School, Sydenham, ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) We make the call on the announcements for each of the three divisions and listen for the thunder of feet to rush down to our foyer where the locally provided food awaits. Prepared just across the road by culinary students from our neighbouring high school, this food is...
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