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29
Jun

When the Farm Meets the School

Sk’aadGaa Naay Elementary School, Skidegate, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) I would like to acknowledge the unceeded territory of the Haida Nation for which I gather, farm and share local food from, Haawa. Venison sliders, fresh local greens, seasonal berries, and halibut soup with fried bread are just a few of the foods on our menu...
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Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School
27
Jun

Growing Wellness at Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School

Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary, Hazelton, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School is located in the village of Gitanmaax, in the Upper Skeena region of Northwestern BC, located on Gitxsan Territory. The beautiful Stekyoden Mountain overlooks the school, with the Bulkley and Skeena rivers flowing by below it. The school teaches just over...
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A culture of local food at Rockheights
10
Apr

A Culture of Local Food at Rockheights

Rockheights Middle School, Victoria, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) A bit about our school and location… We acknowledge that we are located on the unceded territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations. Our small school is located in Esquimalt, a small municipality in Victoria, British Columbia. It is situated in a quiet residential neighbourhood and is...
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Nourish Webinar: Collaborative Projects Public Kickoff
21
Mar

Nourish Webinar: Collaborative Projects Public Kickoff

Are you interested by the role that better food can play in delivering better health care? The Nourish leadership program has kicked off 5 collaborative projects and is looking for your engagement. Each team approaches a different dimension of the disconnect between food in health care, for example: better understanding the patient experience of food...
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Community forums seek to connect people with food
16
Mar

Community Forums Seek to Connect People with Food

AUNDECK OMNI KANING––Supporters of Manitoulin’s local food movement, both existing and newbies, gathered at the Four Directions Complex in Aundeck Omni Kaning on March 7 for the second of four Cultivating Food Sovereignty community forums. The forums are intended to provide a space for knowledge-sharing and collaboration. “These community forums are a part of the...
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Women who feed the islands
12
Mar

Women Who Feed the Islands

Photo: Lynda Dixon started growing organic, islands-grown produce at Maude Island Farm in 1994. (Jason Shafto/Love Haida Gwaii) Celebrating women’s efforts as foragers, farmers, and pillars of food security on Haida Gwaii How are women working to harvest local foods, feed community, and promote food security on Haida Gwaii – one of the most remote island...
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Horticultural Society’s support the latest boost to Vic High garden
13
Feb

Horticultural Society’s support the latest boost to Vic High garden

Photo: Victoria Horticultural Society president Margaret Hantiuk (from left), joins gardening enthusiasts and Vic High students Kiara Chesson and Eden Murray in the school’s vegetable and herb garden next to the greenhouse. The society helped out the school’s gardening efforts recently with a $500 donation. Photo contributed Gardening project as much about education as it is...
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Iqaluit high school cooks up free-lunch program
04
Jan

Iqaluit High School Cooks up Free-lunch Program

Photo: Students line up for lunch at Iqaluit’s Inuksuk High School on Dec. 7. The new accessible lunch program is making healthy food a priority for students. (PHOTOS BY BETH BROWN) School-grown veggies featured in free meals to help feed hungry students Students at Inuksuk High School aren’t just eating their greens; they’re growing them, too....
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Local Foods to School: Reconnecting the children of Haida Gwaii to their land and their food.
01
Dec

Foods From the Islands: Changing the Way We Feed Our Kids

A beautiful 8-minute documentary sharing how the people of Haida Gwaii have come together through a Learning Circle to transform the systems that feed their kids. This video showcases the efforts of the Haida Gwaii Local Foods to School initiatives that are bringing local foods and traditions into schools by connecting students and staff with...
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Students United for Good Food For All
16
Oct

Good Food For All: National Summit Unites Campus Students

Here at Meal Exchange we are celebrating the success of one of our favourite events of the year, the National Student Food Summit!  Thes annual national gatherings  to support and empower students on college and university campuses across Canada to take an active role in creating a just, sustainable, and resilient food system, and the...
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