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25
Feb

Launching a Canada-wide Edible Education Community of Practice

Photo: Sunday Harrison / Green Thumbs Growing Kids Farm to Cafeteria Canada and the Coalition for Healthy School Food, alongside our shared regional partners, are excited to announce the launch of a national Edible Education Community of Practice (CoP)! We will be hosting an inaugural meeting of this newly established CoP on Wednesday, March 10...
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02
Feb

Sharing our Farm to School Impact Videos

You’ve seen in our 2020 Canada Digs In! Report that farm to school programs support public health, community economic development, education & learning, and community connections. Now hear about these impacts firsthand in our Impact Videos!  In these 11 videos, 7 in English and 4 in French, we hear from our farm to school grantees...
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31
Jan

Earth to Tables: a multimedia tool for educators

Since 2015, a group of food activists have come together to develop and launch the Earth to Tables Legacies project, a multimedia educational package focused on food justice and food sovereignty. The website offers a plethora of resources including compelling videos and facilitator’s guides supplemented by insightful commentary from activists & academics across Turtle Island...
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26
Jan

When food and education go hand in hand!

Are you convinced that healthy eating among kids starts with education? We are! That’s why Équiterre has been developing a digital platform dedicated to food education for young people aged 0 to 17. Developed jointly with the healthy eating working group during the Table québécoise sur la saine alimentation (Quebec roundtable on healthy eating), this...
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26
Jan

The Impacts of Farm to School Run Deep in our Communities

In October, we released our Farm to School: Canada Digs In! Report 2020, which demonstrates how farm to school initiatives can significantly support public health, education & learning, economic development, and community connections. We’re now excited to share our new 9-minute Farm to School: Canada Digs In! video — available in English and French—that communicates...
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20
Jan

Enjoy a Virtual Farm Tour

Farm tours provide a great opportunity for farmers to connect with their communities, and for community members to learn about how their food is grown. For students especially, farm visits and tours are excellent conduits for experiential education. Although on-farm visits have been put on pause due to COVID-19, farm and food education has been...
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11
Jan

Growing a Movement: Farm to School in the Comox Valley

The beautiful Comox Valley, is situated on the East Coast of Vancouver Island on the traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. Farm to school programs and the salad bar model were first introduced in the area in 2012 at Huband Park Elementary School. Inspired by Huband’s success, École Robb Road Elementary and Lake Trail Community...
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01
Oct

Canada Digs In Report 2020

Between September 2016 and June 2020, 86 schools and 10 campuses participated in the Canada Digs In! initiative. Schools received grants of up to $10,000 to deliver farm to school salad bar programs. Students ate local and healthy food, participated in hands-on food literacy activities and connected with local food providers, growers, chefs, knowledge keepers, public...
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08
Sep

Outdoor Education: a forward-thinking approach to back-to-school

As September rolls around, the age-old concept of “back-to-school” just doesn’t have the same ring as past years.  According to a recently released United Nations policy brief, education as we know it will be fundamentally different, not just today but into the future.  Rather than going “back to school,“, we need different and forward-thinking approaches. One that is...
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