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Joanne Bays
18
Jun

Farm to School: Stories From the Field in Greater Vancouver

[gdl_gallery title=”GALLERY_TITLE” width=”IMAGE_SRC” height=”IMAGE_HEIGHT” ] Hot off the press – a brand new booklet providing an overview of  Greater Vancouver’s first six Farm to School programs. Learn about the people, their schools, and their  successes and challenges implementing Farm to School programs. Thanks to the collective efforts of  the school communities, farmers, and partners from...
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17
Jun

Five Canadian Premiers Stepping Up to The Local Food Plate

The political will to get more local food onto the public plates – is gearing up. No less than five Canadian Premiers have made solid commitments to furthering the local food movement. Three Premiers have specifically  said they want to see more  publicly funded institutions purchasing local foods and one Premier has set a target...
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04
Jun

Municipal Food Policy Entrepreneurs Report

Over 64 municipal and regional governments across Canada are using a food systems approach to improve health, generate economic development, address environmental sustainability, and engage communities. The report released today, “Municipal food policy entrepreneurs: a preliminary analysis of how Canadian cities and regional districts are involved in food system change,” is the first scan of...
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23
May

Farm to School Gets Growing in Powell River

  Farm To School is a well-established health promotion program that has been sprouting up all over Canada for some years now. Farm to School programs aim to connect schools and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals, improving student nutrition, providing educational opportunities and supporting local small scale farmers. In the last five years, the Public Health Association of BC has...
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22
Apr

Grow BC, Feed BC, Buy BC

Imagine a Ministry of Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems?, Or an agricultural land reserve that can only be used for farming? Or a provincial food procurement policy requiring hospitals to reach a target of 30% local? Or a renewal of the Buy BC program?. Yes, this is something British Columbians can expect if the BCNDP...
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22
Apr

New Brunswick Invests in Community Food Mentor Program – More Hands For Farm to Cafeteria!

Action on the local food front is gearing up in New Brunswick. In addition to providing funds to support a provincial coordinator for the New Brunswick Food Security Action Network, the provincial government of New Brunswick is investing more than $35,000 to support the Community Food Mentor program this year. Healthy and Inclusive Communities Minister Dorothy...
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22
Apr

More Fresh Local Ontario Food Coming to a Cafeteria Near You

More fresh, local Ontario food is coming to cafeterias and food-service kitchens across the province. With support from the Ontario government, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the Greenbelt Fund is calling for new applications to the broader public sector (BPS) grant program to support increased amounts of local food served in hospitals, schools...
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## Farm to school grant story# **Getting Kids Gardening!**Churchbridge Public School in Saskatchewan didn't let Covid slow down their farm to school plans! Instead of setting up their first salad bar, they built gardens and greenhouses that would provide each class with its own dedicated garden plots to grow and maintain. (They also haven't given up on the salad bar!) **See CPS’s in action in their photo reel!** bit.ly/3u60YQ1*Read more farm to school grant stories on our grants page! *#farm2school #localfood #schoolfood #schoolgarden #greenhouse ... See MoreSee Less
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## Resource!# **Kweselkten Agriculture Guide**In this guide, you will learn from Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are knowledgeable in farming and sustainable agriculture. Included all through the guide are helpful videos and resources on various topics including Setting up your Farm, Land Management, and Selling and Distribution.*Developed by The Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations (CFDC of CIFN).***This and MANY more resources are available in our Resource Centre! **www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2022/05/kweselkten-agriculture-guide/#farm2school #agriculture #sustainableagriculture #localfood #NationalIndigenousHistoryMonth ... See MoreSee Less
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