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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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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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23
Jun

The Recipe for Local and Environmentally Responsible Food Procurement in Quebec Institutions

A TOOL TO ENCOURAGE QUEBEC INSTITUTIONS TO CHOOSE LOCAL AND ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE FOOD PROCUREMENT! Key Recipes for Local and Environmentally Responsible Food Procurement in Quebec Institutions’ is a practical tool to both inspire and equip institutional and food service directors and managers, chefs, teachers, educators, stakeholders, partners, and all other institutional food actors to adopt...
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23
Jun

Heritage Public School – Connecting Kids During Covid

Heritage Public School, Navan, Ontario 267 students, grades JK-8 2020-2021 (Grant Year 1) When we received our F2S Grant in October 2020, Heritage Public School’s staff, students and local community were elated at the idea of bringing fresh, local foods and food literacy programming into the classroom. The plan for the 2020-21 school year included...
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27
May

LCHS’s EcoVision Case Study: Growing Ecological Leaders

Lacombe Composite High School (LCHS) in Alberta has a remarkable EcoVision Club that is inspiring and empowering students to become ecological leaders. The club runs student-led projects that are working to improve the quality of the air, land and water and that demonstrate a really strong model of farm to school in action.  All of...
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# **Resources! Resources! Resources!****Farm to School Month is around the corner! **Are you ready to bring more healthy, local and sustainable food into the minds and on the plates of your students this year?If you are, do we have the resources for you! **Check out our...****Resource Centre** (stories, videos, how to's): www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/f2s-resource-centre/**Featured Resources** (reports, guides, evaluation, step-by-steps): www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/.../featured-resources/**Canada Digs In! Report 2020** (stories, resources and impacts): www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/f2scdi-report-2020/#farm2school #growing #cooking #eating #saladbar #healthyeating #schoolfood ... See MoreSee Less
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# **Strengthening Community Connections Through the Farm to School Project ****Farm to school is a community endeavour in this Quebec school! **The entire community is involved in projects such as culinary workshops, visits to neighbouring farms, fundraising activities and garden maintenance.**Read more about how the school's food program contributes to its community!**bit.ly/2Xnk9avÉquiterre #farm2school #saladbar #schoolfood #localfood #handsonlearning #communityconnectedness ... See MoreSee Less
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