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17
Feb

How Farm to School Supports Climate Action

Photo: Skeetchestn Community School garden, Kamloops, BC At Farm to Cafeteria Canada, we’ve been thinking a lot about the role that school food programs can play in climate action. After all, the way that food is handled all along the food supply chain impacts our energy, water and land use, greenhouse gas emissions, and soil...
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20
Jan

Deadline extended – Farm to School Canada Grants 2022

In consideration of the challenging start to 2022, we have decided to extend the grant deadline from January 31 to: Friday February 18th (11:59 PST) We know many of you are working hard to get your applications completed, so we hope this extra time brings some relief.  Please note: with this extension, our new target...
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05
Jan

The Good Food Purchasing Initiative’s Guide for Growers and Food Businesses

Attention growers & food businesses! Are you interested in selling to schools and other public institutions? The Chicago Food Policy Action Council has created The Good Food Purchasing Initiative’s Guide for Growers and Food Businesses! While developed for the metro-Chicago area, growers and food businesses in other areas may benefit from this guide’s information on values-based procurement and more. ...
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01
Dec

Learning Circle Stories: from Tk’emlups te Secwépemc and Skeetchestn Indian Band

“When you are wanting something to grow, you need to start with the children.” – Learning Circle Participant In 2019 F2CC, in partnership with the Social Planning & Research Council of BC, provided a Local Food to School Learning Circle Grant to Q’wemtsín Health Society (QHS) to support Sk’elep School of Excellence, from Tk’emlups te...
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01
Dec

Discover Quebec’s Farm to School initiatives through Équiterre’s video clips!

Since 2018, Équiterre has supported 15 schools to establish sustainable food projects and educational activities in their communities. These schools received grants as part of the Farm to School Canada Grants program, allowing them to involve students in growing, harvesting, preparing, processing, and serving healthy, local, and eco-responsible food in a regularly offered salad bar....
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26
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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## 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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