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26
Jan

Farm to School BC Conference

Farm to School BC is excited to announce the launch of their 2023 conference website and call for proposals!   The 2023 conference, Planting the Seed: Harvesting connections, ideas, and community, will be happening May 17th-19th at the UBC Nest in Vancouver. The conference aims to celebrate the impact of both budding and established school food initiatives and...
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13
Jan

New food program gives high school students lessons in sustainability — and tasty tacos

Holy Heart of Mary High School, St. John’s, NL Grant term 2022-2024 CBC News Dec 10, 2022 11:59 AM CST Amanda Gear Farm to Cafeteria teaches schools sustainable food production and funds kitchen equipment Read the original CBC news story here and watch their video coverage of Holy Heart’s salad bar day A new national...
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10
Jan

Residents of the Bow Valley Gather for Local School Food!

Inspired by the farm to school Learning Circle model, in March of 2022, the Let’s Gather! event hosted in Canmore, AB encouraged community members in the Bow Valley to connect and spark dialogue around local and resilient food systems by exploring this theme through the lens of school food. This post shares what inspired the...
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30
Nov

Have your say on building a National School Food Policy!

Deadline December 16th Until December 16th, the Government of Canada is seeking public input to hear about experiences and views on school food programs and the most important objectives for a school food policy. What they hear in this process will help inform the building of a national school food policy, and could help guide...
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30
Nov

Birchmount School in Moncton takes its learning to the gardens

Alana Pickrell CTVNewsAtlantic.ca Video Journalist Published Nov. 21, 2022 3:28 p.m. CST Birchmount School in Moncton, New Brunswick was recently paid a visit by CTV News where they shared their excitement and future plans around their new 2022 Farm to School Canada grant. Their goal is to feed the school’s 200 students year long from an...
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25
Nov

Farm to School Alberta Community Animator Pilot gets underway in Northern Alberta!

Photo: Paul Lavoie Two schools in Alberta’s Peace Region are benefiting from a pilot project to establish and grow farm to school in the region in the 2022/23 school year. This project is a collaboration between Alberta Food Matters and Alberta Public Health Association, in partnership with the Public Health Association of BC, the Rural...
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25
Nov

Appetite for farm to school in Alberta grows!

Alberta is a proud agricultural province, with the sector playing an important role in its economy. Farm to school activities provide an opportunity for students in Alberta – and across Canada – to access healthy, local food at school, make connections to the people in their community who grow and produce food, and learn about...
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21
Nov

Native Farm to School Guide

Connecting Traditional Foods, Stories, Language, and Community Developed through an analysis of Native and non-Native Farm to School programs, the Native Farm to School Guide: Connecting Traditional Foods, Stories, Language, and Community guide identifies best practices, lessons learned, biggest challenges and case studies of successful programs. The Guide also outlines planning activities, assessment tools, and...
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14
Nov

From Planters to a School Food Forest

Toronto’s Kapapamahchakwew Wandering Spirit School has big plans for a sustainable food system Ismaila Alfa from CBC’s Metro Morning in Toronto met with a class at Toronto’s Kapapamahchakwew Wandering Spirit School, a 2022 Farm to School Canada grant recipient. He spoke with the Outdoor Education teacher, Laurie LaBrecque, as the grade 3 class was playing the three sisters...
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# **Call for proposals!****The [call for proposals](farmtoschoolbc.ca/f2sbc23-call-for-proposals/) is open for PHABC & Farm to School BC's 2023 conference: **## **Planting the Seed: Harvesting connections, ideas, and community****Open now until February 15th, 2023, **proposals may focus on any promising practice, innovative initiative, experience-based observation, policy, and/or research effort to advance the movement toward healthy, local, and sustainable foods for students. *Successful applicants will have access to their reduced presenter registration rate for the conference (50% reduced ticket price).***For more info on proposals and other conference details: **www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2023/01/farm-to-school-bc-conference/Farm To School BC Public Health Association of BC: PHABC #2023conference #plantingtheseed #farm2school ... See MoreSee Less
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What is Farm to School?
CDN Fact Sheet


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Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
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Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
CDN Storybook


New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


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A New Crunch in School Lunch: BC Farm to School Salad Bar Guide.
BC Toolkit


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Tools From The Shed: Practical resources to operationalize your program
BC toolkit designed to accompany A New Crunch in School Lunch:  The BC  Farm to School Guide


F2S salad bars take root in New Brunswick

Looking for salad bar equipment in BC?


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Farm to School Frequently Asked Food Safety Questions: BC Guidelines


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Put your School on the National Farm to School Map

 

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USEFUL RESOURCES

f2s_aboutus_2015_en_online

What is Farm to School?
F2CC Fact Sheets


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Farm to School: Canada Digs In
F2CC Video


Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School: Canada Digs In
F2CC Storybook


New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


Need more help? Contact us!

For information on F2S Grants, email : grants@farmtocafeteriacanada.ca

To contact a Regional lead near you : Regional Leads

JOIN THE FARM TO SCHOOL MOVEMENT AT F2CC

Become a member of Farm to Cafeteria Canada

(Membership is free. Receive 2 newsletters a year and intermittent announcements.)

Add your school to the National School Food Map!

 

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