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Canada Digs In
16
Jun

“The Salad Bar Was A Huge Hit Today”

Gidgalang Kuuyas Naay , Queen Charolotte, BC “The salad bar was a huge hit today. Local carrots, kale salad with Hollyhock dressing, 3 potato salads -a traditional, a wasabi & a vinaigrette; (our vegan option) Amazing nut & bean veggie burgers, baked Halibut with sea asparagus tartar, and barbequed teriyaki spring salmon. Phew! Student prepared,...
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16
Jun

The Corny Tour at Covert Farms

SenPokChin Elementary School, Oliver, BC How to make your Farm to School Program more exciting than recess? Take your students to the great outdoor classroom for a food adventure! Recently, Sen Pok Chin students from Oliver, BC took part in The Corny Tour at Covert Farms Organics Family Estate. Students in grades kindergarten to grade...
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14
Jun

The Little School that ROARS

Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School, Vancouver, BC The Little School that ROARS – seriously, we do. Sir Charles Tupper Secondary in Vancouver, BC is a ‘small’ high school, grades 8-12, of about 1,000 students. Our mascot is a tiger and our code of conduct is Resobsibility, Ownership, Attitude, Respect and  Safety (R.O.A.R.S. ) which is taught,...
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14
Jun

Grandview Grows!

Uuqinak’uuh  Elementary School, Vancouver, BC Grandview / Uuqinak’uuh Elementary School is a very special place! This Inner city school in Vancouver, British Columbia is lucky to have a lovely, expansive green space with many large trees, and a well established school garden and our open longhouse structure provides an outdoor teaching space (interrupted by a...
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04
Jun

Embracing Food Literacy

Brocklehurst Middle School, Kamloops, BC What grew out of the Farm to School Salad Bar program at Brock Middle School in Kamloops, BC?  Food literacy momentum!  Central to that food literacy momentum? The establishment of a new Sustainability class.  Sustainability students donned critical thinking caps to assess and plan activities they might undertake within the...
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College Heights Secondary School, Guelph ON
11
May

The Garden of Eatin’

College Heights Secondary School, Guelph ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) This year’s theme for the College Heights Secondary School Salad Bar program has been “Connections!” In Guelph, Ontario we live in a City with a rich agricultural background. As a small vocational school with 400 students we have been able to connect to all corners of...
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Today is Family Literacy Day and this year's theme is: Learning in the Great Outdoors 🌱🍓🌳🏵️How perfect! Last fall we celebrated all the ways that farm to school is grounded in land-based learning. We have seen the healthy impacts of outdoor classrooms and we encourage hands-on-learning as part of the school curriculum! bit.ly/34iYnsgHow do YOU learn in the great outdoors?Check out resources and activities with Life Literacy Canada: abclifeliteracy.ca/all-programs/family-literacy-day/@abclifeliteracy #farm2school #landbasedlearning #outdoorclassrooms #handsonlearning ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

It has been 5 years since the launch of the Farm to School Canada Grant program. Incredibly, that program has now afforded more than 53,000 students in 133 schools right across Canada an opportunity to feast on healthy local foods at school.One of most important aspects of the grant program continues to be it's FLEXIBILITY, underpinned by the understanding that a cookie cutter approach to school food is NOT going to work in Canada. To close the distance between children, their food and their land, in this vast country with it’s diverse ecosystems and its multicoloured tapestry of people and food culture, the program needs to meet children, schools, and whole communities where they were at. It also needs to be developed, and driven by the community - the school and the local food system community.Today, if you visit any of these schools you will likely see a whole lot more than a salad bar. School greenhouses, gardens, farms, smoke houses, root cellars, kitchens, and/or dining areas are commonplace in recipient schools. And in these places, often the heartbeat of the school, you will likely see dozens of excited children happily digging in.I suppose this is why I am thrilled to see that F2CC and WKF have put out another call for proposals. Up to $10,000 per school is available. If your school has a vision, partners, and a plan, please send in a proposal. Deadline January 31, 2022. www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/our-work/farm-to-school-grants/ ... See MoreSee Less
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