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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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Oakwood Elementary
10
Jul

Farm to School Approach in Action

Oakwood Public School, Oakville, ON 2018-2019 (Year 3) With the 2018/19 school year having official drawn to a close, the F2CC team has had the privilege of hearing from our many grantees participating in the Farm to School Canada: Digs-In! initiative and all that they’ve been up to in the past school year.  This includes...
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Tahayghen Elementary, Masset BC
04
Jul

Experiencing salad bar through the lens of a parent volunteer

Tahayghen Elementary, Masset BC 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Tahayghen Elementary School is one of 5 in on Haida Gwaii that have embraced Local Food to School through Salad Bars. Thank you to School Principal, Verena Gibbs, for sharing this story from a parent volunteer: I remember walking into the PAC meeting — so  much PAC...
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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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Axil Gardens
22
Oct

Farm to School at Axil Gardens

With 15 years organic gardening experience, Axil Gardens official startup was in June 2017, where the gardens were built to serve dual purpose as restaurant supply and a teaching environment. Axil Gardens offers gardening workshops, childrens’ summer camps, and garden consulting for business, school and home gardens. Axil Gardens started working with local schools in...
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Cardinal Leger Secondary School
18
Oct

Chef Lancers Lead the Way with a Lean Green Gardening Machine!

Cardinal Leger Secondary School, Brampton ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) Three inspiring chefs working together on a massive task is usually a recipe for a disaster. Here at Cardinal Leger the only recipe was WORKING WELL AS A COMMUNITY! This year Cardinal Leger’s Hospitality program was faced with a massive task. The three Chefs/Teachers found out...
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Schools Take Root - Farmer
09
Oct

Schools Take Root Supplies Schools with Organic Veggie Baskets

More than 20 local farms will supply 74 schools with organic baskets this fall! The Schools Take Root project aims to create awareness about local, organic food in Quebec schools by implementing the sale of organic vegetable baskets grown by local farmers as a fundraising event. This helps get children and their families interested in...
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01
Oct

Salad Bar Grant Recipients Share F2S’s Impact in Ontario

Nobel Public School A number of schools across Ontario are entering the third year of their Farm to School Salad Bar Grants, and the Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) blog has been blooming with their 2018 stories and updates, touching on everything from food literacy and local food procurement, to student nutrition, sustainability education and more. Whether it’s...
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BC story
01
Oct

Fresh Ideas in Farm to School

Summer Salad Bars at the Farmers’ Market in New Denver BC Salad bars…in the summer?! Yes please!  Inspired by the Farm to School (F2S) salad bar, the Healthy Community Society of the North Slocan Valley (HCS) created a healthy and innovative pilot project this summer. Read about how one BC Farm to School program spurred...
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Rooftop Garden at Eastdale Collegiate Institute
21
Sep

Rooftop Garden at Eastdale Collegiate Institute

Eastdale Collegiate Institute is a small, inclusive high school with a focus on individual support and vocational skills for students in grades 9-12. Many of the students have special needs or learning exceptions, and Eastdale’s garden program is a valuable tool for life lessons and job training. “About half of our students are not earning...
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