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Nov

Hydroponics in the Classroom

Hydroponics systems are more popular than ever as a teaching tool in schools. With short growing seasons in many areas of Canada, hydroponics systems allow students to engage in experiential learning, year-round. In this blog post, we’ll equip you with the tools and resources you need to decide if hydroponics is right for your classroom...
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18
Nov

Learning from the Land – A written compilation of resources and stories

“Learning from the Land: Resources and stories from K-12 schools engaging with Indigenous plants and pedagogy”, published in November 2021 by our BC project partner Public Health Agency of BC (PHABC), is a written compilation of resources and stories highlighting programs related to Indigenous plants and pedagogy within schools located in what is colonially known...
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20
Oct

Food Forests — edible landscapes that do more than feed us

In celebration of this year’s Farm to School Month, which is focusing on land-based learning, we wanted to dive into the benefits of food forests, and why schools and communities across the country are putting them in place. In this CBC article, for instance, Port Elgin Regional School in Ontario highlighted how they “worked with...
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13
Oct

Quebec farm to school resource guide

Équiterre has developed the guide Improving local food procurement in Quebec schools.  This guide provides essential information and concrete tools to accompany Quebec schools as they develop healthy, local and environmentally responsible food initiatives. Check out the guide here!
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01
Oct

Welcoming 2 New Farm to School Learning Circles!

Photo: Maurita Prato, Executive Director of Lush Valley and co-facilitator for the first Farm to School Learning Circle guides participants through activities to stimulate conversation on goals and a vision. A Farm to School Learning Circle is an 18+ month process to build, strengthen, and/or expand collective farm to school efforts within a local community. ...
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08
Sep

A Beautiful Garden to Support Hands-on Learning and Curriculum Teaching

École Birchwood, Saint-Lazare, Québec 2020-2022 (Grant Year 2) Located in Saint-Lazare in Montérégie, this school’s initiative is based on the development of their vegetable garden. In fact, the school invested half of the Farm to School grant to buy a “Nutritower”. This tool utilizes a newer technology called hydroponics, i.e. the unique use of water...
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08
Sep

A Farm to School Holistic Project

Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption School, Saint-Georges-de-Windsor, Québec 2020-2022 (Grant Year 2) The Coopérative de solidarité alimentaire des Sources has been applying its healthy eating and sustainable development policy in the region’s schools for several years now. It has partnered with the Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption school, located in St-Georges-de-Windsor in the Eastern Townships, to help them implement this project. The school’s...
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08
Sep

Collaborating with a Catering Service Committed to a Healthy, Local and Sustainable Food Supply

Saint-Anselme School, Saint-Anselme, Québec 2020-2022 (Grant Year 2) Since 2011, the cafeteria at Sainte-Anselme high school, located in the Chaudières-Appalaches region,  has been offering students local products on a daily basis. Their partner: Les Jardins d’Edgar, a catering service entirely dedicated to healthy eating, local purchasing and sustainable farming practices. The salad bar project quickly...
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08
Sep

Strengthening Community Connections Through the Farm to School Project

Heroes’ Memorial School, Cowansville, Québec 2020-2022 (Grant Year 2) This anglophone elementary school, located in Cowansville in the Montérégie region, is going above and beyond to enable relationships between students, families and the school community. The entire community is involved in projects such as culinary workshops, visits to neighbouring farms, fundraising activities and garden maintenance....
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08
Sep

The “Secret Garden” supplies the salad bar with tasty, local, seasonal ingredients

Knowlton Academy, Lac-Brome, Québec 2020-2022 (Grant Year 2) The Knowlton Academy project, located in Lac-Brome in the Montérégie region, aims to strengthen the local economy  by building new partnerships with neighbouring farms. Thanks to the Farm to School grant, the school is able to develop its local food supply network to provide its salad bar...
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I am biased of course, but IMHO this is still one of the most beautiful stories ever written about the Local Food to School movement north of the 49th parallel. www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/F2S-Storybook_en_online.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0t... ... See MoreSee Less
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Climate change? Food Shortages? Hunger? Resillient Communities? This is THE food policy we need. It's that simple. Since our policy makers cannot seem to figure that out, let’s show them how it’s done.The shorter our food chains the better! Let's try growing our own and supporting local where we can ✨🌿 Image from Waste-Ed ... See MoreSee Less
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