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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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01
Dec

Discover Quebec’s Farm to School initiatives through Équiterre’s video clips!

Since 2018, Équiterre has supported 15 schools to establish sustainable food projects and educational activities in their communities. These schools received grants as part of the Farm to School Canada Grants program, allowing them to involve students in growing, harvesting, preparing, processing, and serving healthy, local, and eco-responsible food in a regularly offered salad bar....
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08
Sep

A Beautiful Garden to Support Hands-on Learning and Curriculum Teaching

École Birchwood, Saint-Lazare, Québec 2020-2022 (Grant Year 2) Located in Saint-Lazare in Montérégie, this school’s initiative is based on the development of their vegetable garden. In fact, the school invested half of the Farm to School grant to buy a “Nutritower”. This tool utilizes a newer technology called hydroponics, i.e. the unique use of water...
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08
Sep

A Farm to School Holistic Project

Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption School, Saint-Georges-de-Windsor, Québec 2020-2022 (Grant Year 2) The Coopérative de solidarité alimentaire des Sources has been applying its healthy eating and sustainable development policy in the region’s schools for several years now. It has partnered with the Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption school, located in St-Georges-de-Windsor in the Eastern Townships, to help them implement this project. The school’s...
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08
Sep

Collaborating with a Catering Service Committed to a Healthy, Local and Sustainable Food Supply

Saint-Anselme School, Saint-Anselme, Québec 2020-2022 (Grant Year 2) Since 2011, the cafeteria at Sainte-Anselme high school, located in the Chaudières-Appalaches region,  has been offering students local products on a daily basis. Their partner: Les Jardins d’Edgar, a catering service entirely dedicated to healthy eating, local purchasing and sustainable farming practices. The salad bar project quickly...
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08
Sep

Strengthening Community Connections Through the Farm to School Project

Heroes’ Memorial School, Cowansville, Québec 2020-2022 (Grant Year 2) This anglophone elementary school, located in Cowansville in the Montérégie region, is going above and beyond to enable relationships between students, families and the school community. The entire community is involved in projects such as culinary workshops, visits to neighbouring farms, fundraising activities and garden maintenance....
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08
Sep

The “Secret Garden” supplies the salad bar with tasty, local, seasonal ingredients

Knowlton Academy, Lac-Brome, Québec 2020-2022 (Grant Year 2) The Knowlton Academy project, located in Lac-Brome in the Montérégie region, aims to strengthen the local economy  by building new partnerships with neighbouring farms. Thanks to the Farm to School grant, the school is able to develop its local food supply network to provide its salad bar...
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08
Sep

Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Creativity, Collaboration and Learning Among Students

Pavillon au Millénaire, La Baie, Québec 169 students 2020-2022 (Grant Year 2) Le Millénaire, a building that is a part of the Médéric-Gravel school, which opened in 2017 and is located in La Baie in the Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean region, is committed to educating its 169 students about current environmental and technological issues. Growing food ...
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23
Jul

West Ferris Gets Packing and Provides Take Home Garden Kits During Covid

West Ferris Intermediate and Secondary School, North Bay, Ontario Grades 7-12 2020-2021 (Grant Year 1) Seed Grant Recipient West Ferris Intermediate and Secondary School, located in North Bay Ontario and has 325 intermediate and 684 secondary students. In February 2021, West Ferris recognized 50 years of education and community connection, and in March, they were...
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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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Today is Family Literacy Day and this year's theme is: Learning in the Great Outdoors 🌱🍓🌳🏵️How perfect! Last fall we celebrated all the ways that farm to school is grounded in land-based learning. We have seen the healthy impacts of outdoor classrooms and we encourage hands-on-learning as part of the school curriculum! bit.ly/34iYnsgHow do YOU learn in the great outdoors?Check out resources and activities with Life Literacy Canada: abclifeliteracy.ca/all-programs/family-literacy-day/@abclifeliteracy #farm2school #landbasedlearning #outdoorclassrooms #handsonlearning ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

It has been 5 years since the launch of the Farm to School Canada Grant program. Incredibly, that program has now afforded more than 53,000 students in 133 schools right across Canada an opportunity to feast on healthy local foods at school.One of most important aspects of the grant program continues to be it's FLEXIBILITY, underpinned by the understanding that a cookie cutter approach to school food is NOT going to work in Canada. To close the distance between children, their food and their land, in this vast country with it’s diverse ecosystems and its multicoloured tapestry of people and food culture, the program needs to meet children, schools, and whole communities where they were at. It also needs to be developed, and driven by the community - the school and the local food system community.Today, if you visit any of these schools you will likely see a whole lot more than a salad bar. School greenhouses, gardens, farms, smoke houses, root cellars, kitchens, and/or dining areas are commonplace in recipient schools. And in these places, often the heartbeat of the school, you will likely see dozens of excited children happily digging in.I suppose this is why I am thrilled to see that F2CC and WKF have put out another call for proposals. Up to $10,000 per school is available. If your school has a vision, partners, and a plan, please send in a proposal. Deadline January 31, 2022. www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/our-work/farm-to-school-grants/ ... See MoreSee Less
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