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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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Victoria High students dig in to build a bigger school garden
14
Nov

Victoria High Students Dig in to Build a Bigger School Garden

Photo: Victoria High School students spread leaf mulch as they expand the school garden on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Photograph By DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST A school garden at Victoria High School has tripled in size, thanks to a group of volunteers who spread a load of leaf mulch Friday to extend the dimensions. Vic High’s garden...
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School greenhouse launched in St. John’s!
16
Oct

School Greenhouse Launched in St. John’s!

Article by Food First NL, provincial F2CC lead in Newfoundland and Labrador for Farm to School St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s, NL was a recipient of the Farm to School Month prize in 2016 for $1500. With those funds, along with matching funds from school donors, students and volunteers recently built the school a...
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Nourish Aims to Change the Narrative of Food in Healthcare
16
Oct

Nourish Aims to Change the Narrative of Food in Healthcare

Hayley Lapalme I have long wondered if it’s a coincidence that the kitchens in hospitals are often in the basement. Prioritization of food in healthcare is often pit against clinical priorities, rather than seen as complementary. Common refrains I’ve heard from healthcare include, “It’s food or the MRI,” or “If a patient is well enough...
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Transforming the Systems That Feed Our Kids
21
Oct

Transforming the Systems That Feed Our Kids

The drive to get the local harvest in the minds and mouths of students is gearing up during Farm to School Month in  Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off the Northwest Coast of BC. “Haida Gwaii is surrounded by good food and rich traditions of eating from the land and the sea  and the fall is when...
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GROW YOUR OWN SOUP:  CBC Features Calgary's Edible Schoolyard 
21
Oct

Grow Your Own Soup

CBC Features Calgary’s Edible Schoolyard They grow their soup and eat it too. A CBC crew arrived at Altadore School in Calgary during Farm to School Month  to film the city’s  first large-scale, Edible Schoolyard.  The organic, ecological garden is located on a quarter-acre of public school land and includes raised-bed seed-to-table food gardening for 16...
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13
Oct

Health Authority Staff Help Students get Dirty to Grow Interest in Healthy Food

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority dietitians and public health nurses are helping students get interested in growing and enjoying healthy food. They are members of the Farm to School Vancouver Area Regional Hub (F2SVA) that oversee Farm to School activities in the Vancouver area. A Vancity credit union grant provided the funds to hire a local...
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Food for Thought
09
Apr

Food For Thought

Food For Thought is a great example of how many of the food-related programs commonly found in Vancouver’s schools- from gardening, to cooking, to healthy eating- can be combined to give students a garden-to-plate look at an essential topic.   Published on Jan 9, 2013 Vancouver School Board
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Dig In: 30 Minute Webinar Series
14
Nov

Dig In Webinars will return in November! Click to see the archives.

The Dig In Webinars have been put on hold for the summer months.  Please stay in touch as they will be resuming in November. Save the dates – “Dig In” mini webinars will be offered on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 3 pm EST.   Previous Webinars: April 16th, 2013: “Institutional Procurement in a Free...
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