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U of O students bring fresh food idea home
25
Oct

U of Ottawa Students Bring Fresh Food Idea Home

Photo: Inside The Growcer’s container at University of Ottawa. (CBC News) The Growcer created as solution to high food prices in Canada’s North Some University of Ottawa students have come up with a fresh idea for sustainable food production, both up North and right here on campus. From the outside, it’s a large green and white shipping container designed...
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National Farm-to-School Month: Highlighting 30 Innovative Programs from Across the Globe
12
Oct

Highlighting 30 Innovative Farm to School Programs from Across the Globe

October is national Farm-to-School Month in the United States. Thousands of schools, education sites, and organizations across the world, are embracing food education through school gardens, educational farms, and school meals filled with nutritious, local, and seasonal ingredients. It’s time to celebrate farm-to-school organizations from around the globe. Farm-to-school programs can help bring locally sourced and nutritious...
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In planting campus gardens, university students root themselves in the larger world
10
Sep

Planting Campus Gardens

Photo: Karim Wadood, a senior, pulls weeds with Abby Wallace, a sophomore, at The George Washington University’s GroW Garden. (Photo by Calla Kessler/The Washington Post) University students root themselves in the larger world On Wednesday afternoon, when the city felt trapped inside a soup cauldron, Yvana Petros, 21, crouched alongside H Street NW and dug her...
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Growing a garden grows awareness of intricate food system
07
Sep

Growing a Garden Grows Awareness of Intricate Food System

Photo: Dr. Tara Moreau, a plant scientist and lead researcher and educator at the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research. She helps people focus on real-life solutions to help prop up place-based food systems. Our F2CC team attended the Place Based Food Systems Conference in August, with the opportunity to connect with thought leaders...
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‘Farm-to-school’ movement takes root in Canada
05
Sep

‘Farm-to-school’ Movement Takes Root in Canada

A “farm-to-school” movement is growing fast across Canada. More than 40,000 students were eating local fruits and vegetables at 150 Ontario schools during 2017-18, via the Tasty Ontario Tuesdays program. Led by the southwest branch of the Ontario Student Nutrition Program (OSNP), supported by the Greenbelt Foundation and Foodland Ontario, this program has purchased and delivered over $55,000 of local...
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Conestoga prof plants Indigenous foods garden to help teach land management
22
Aug

Conestoga prof plants Indigenous foods garden to help teach land management

Photo: An Indigenous foods garden is being created at the Rare Charitable Research Reserve in Cambridge. Leading the project is Andrew Judge, a a professor and co-ordinator of Indigenous studies at Conestoga College.(Submitted by Andrew Judge) The sounds of birds and insects envelop Andrew Judge as he stands in a new garden at the Rare Charitable Research...
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Community garden at The Gathering Place provides, food, structure and meaningful work for guests at St. John’s facility
31
Jul

Community Garden at The Gathering Place

Providing food, structure and meaningful work for guests at St. John’s facility. Photo: Tell me Charles, how does your garden grow? By the looks of it, quite well. Charles Noseworthy, celebrating his 36th birthday on Monday, was on hand to celebrate the second year of The Gathering Place garden, which this year will see its wares...
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Farm to School Funding in NL
20
Jul

2018 F2S Funding for NL – Stories in the Media

(Photo courtesy of VOCM article) The 2018 Farm to School funding announcement created quite the buzz around the country, and we were excited to add Newfoundland and Labrador to our list of funded provinces. It seems they were as well! Check out the media stories throughout their province: The Northern Pen http://www.northernpen.ca/news/clarenville-middle-school-receives-farm-to-school-grant-221594/ CBC Newfoundland-Labrador https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/federal-grants-for-middle-school-food-programs-1.4722341...
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Farm to School: Canada Digs In
21
Jun

Farm to School Impact Continues to Grow in Canada

…with 33 More Schools to Receive Grants For Immediate Release Vancouver, June 21, 2018 – Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and Whole Kids Foundation (WKF) are thrilled to announce that a second round of Farm to School Canada grants, valued at up to $10,000 each, will be delivered to 33 schools across British Columbia, Ontario,...
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Ecole Franco-Nord Food Program Grows
31
May

Ecole Franco-Nord Food Program Grows

PRINCE GEORGE – For many, people growing their own food it sometimes helps them to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.  There’re just over 100 students that attend Ecole Franco-Nord. And each week some students have the opportunity to taste foods grown locally and from a school garden.  With support from the Farm to Cafeteria...
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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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