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Rooftop farm puts Ryerson in good stead
22
Aug

Rooftop Farm Puts Ryerson in Good Stead

The urban farm grows more than just produce for the Toronto university. On top of Ryerson University’s George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, a bustle of students and staff harvest a farm field surrounded by a view of downtown Toronto. If “urban farming” once seemed like an oxymoron, it’s lately become less strange. “The reason...
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“Local Veggie Day” kicks off seventh annual Healthy Choice Fundraiser
13
Apr

“Local Veggie Day” Kicks Off Seventh Annual Healthy Choice Fundraiser

On September 14th, 2016 Farm to School Manitoba kicked off their seventh year of providing Manitoba schools and daycare centres with a Healthy Choice Fundraiser. It was an especially exciting time as in the previous days the Honorable Ralph Eichler (Minister of Agriculture) and the Honorable Kelvin Goertzen (Minister of Health, Seniors, and Active Living)...
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24
Nov

A First in Quebec

Fundraising Campaigns Offering Local, Organic Vegetables in Schools! Montreal, November 17, 2016 – Two Montreal schools have chosen to innovate this year by launching a new type of fundraising activity for their projects. Thanks to the project Schools Take Root: For Healthy, Local and Sustainable Food, these schools are giving youngsters and their parents a...
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Veggie farm run by Chilliwack students for CSA this summer
11
May

Veggie Farm Run by Chilliwack Students for CSA This Summer

Kids will be learning to grow food sustainably on the Sardis Secondary School Farm this summer. Not only that, SSS students will also be running a veggie bin business to supply 40 local families with fresh produce every week. “This will be the first year the students have a farm as a classroom,” said Agriculture...
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Students team up with farmers to raise funds and fill food banks
29
Sep

Students Team Up with Farmers to Raise Funds and Fill Food Banks

Photo: East-Selkirk Middle School students are learning about local foods while raising money and food donations for their community. The 6th annual Farm to School Manitoba Healthy Choice Fundraiser program is kicking off and helping kids feed families and raise money at the same time. The program is a fundraiser for schools and daycares across the province....
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Project Spotlight Series: Fresh Roots Urban Farm
09
Apr

Project Spotlight Series: Fresh Roots Urban Farm

Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society is an enterprising non-profit. They grow organic produce in market gardens in Vancouver, a few of which are half-acre sites located at local schools. They are expanding their model of working with institutions to transform those organizations’ underutilized grounds into community-engaged spaces for growing food and educating the public. Published...
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Farm to School: Six years and still growing
14
Oct

Farm to School: Six years and still growing

Hundreds of tourists, locals, and garlic lovers alike mingled at Hester Creek on Saturday for the 3rd Annual Garlic Festival. The festival provided entertainment, vendors, and wine sampling amidst the picturesque backdrop of the Hester Creek vineyards. Attendance was at an all-time high in its three year history, with proceeds going to the Farm to...
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22
Oct

Fundraising With a Crunch

  It’s harvest time and the Farm to School Manitoba Healthy Choice Fundraiser (Farm2SchoolMB) is delivering orders of   fruits and Vegetables from Manitoba Farms to  licensed child care facilities and schools grades K-12 throughout the province. Sponsored by the Province of Manitoba, Manitoba Association of Home Economists (MAHE), Peak of the Market and Buy...
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11
Apr

Farm to Cafeteria: BC Communities Share Paths to Success

Designed to inform and inspire, this resource provides an overview of key Farm to Cafeteria concepts and models. It illuminates innovative and successful Farm to School, Farm to Campus, and Farm to Hospital programs in 5 urban, rural, remote, and aboriginal BC communities. Download: F2C-PathsToSuccess
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21
Oct

SickKids to Offer More Ontario Food at Hospital

Source: Newswire.ca- October 18, 2012 TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2012 /CNW/ – The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) takes great pride in fostering the care and health of children. Providing healthy, nourishing food is vital to good health and the healing process. The Greenbelt Fund is funding a project to assist SickKids in bringing more Ontario food to...
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