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Horticultural Society’s support the latest boost to Vic High garden
13
Feb

Horticultural Society’s support the latest boost to Vic High garden

Photo: Victoria Horticultural Society president Margaret Hantiuk (from left), joins gardening enthusiasts and Vic High students Kiara Chesson and Eden Murray in the school’s vegetable and herb garden next to the greenhouse. The society helped out the school’s gardening efforts recently with a $500 donation. Photo contributed Gardening project as much about education as it is...
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Food for thought: students on campus want better quality in their residence dining halls
29
Jan

Students on Campus want Better Quality in their Residence Dining Halls

Photo: Dining hall server John Youkhana always tells the kids that when they head home they should always “take their laundry, and bring food back.” He lived in Saugeen-Maitland Hall during his undergrad, and says the food has not changed. Photographed on Jan. 12, 2018. Carmen Mallia / GAZETTE First-year medical sciences student Alexander Allegro sits...
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A few of the Hillcrest gardeners, including, from left, teacher Marc Merhebi, and students Connor Campbell, Aidyn Bulmer and Cameron LeBlanc. (Vanessa Blanch/CBC)
25
Jan

Middle School Students Who Really Don’t Want a Snow Day

Attendance is up at Moncton’s Hillcrest School, thanks to a class project building a hydroponic lettuce garden Every time he walks into the classroom that is now home to a hydroponic garden, with 72 heads of lettuce, middle school teacher Marc Merhebi is “full-on flabbergasted.” The classroom at Hillcrest School in Moncton has been transformed by his science...
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16
Jan

Farm To Cafeteria Canada Offering $10,000 Grants. Should Your School Apply?

When I first heard about Farm to Cafeteria Canada grants I immediately asked if they wanted to write a guest post explaining how they work. Happily Carolyn Webb, the Coordinator of Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network, was able to do so. – Yoni Freedhoff, www.weightymatters.ca Check out this quote from NorKam Senior Secondary in Kamploops, BC, “This...
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Ontario's university students want quality, local food, report finds
11
Jan

Ontario’s University Students Want Quality, Local Food

Photo: Salad bar at Massachusetts General Hospital uses a traffic light label system. (David MacIntosh/CBC) ‘Students have some really strong values around food,’ says Merryn Maynard of Meal Exchange Students at Ontario’s universities say they want good quality, local food options when they’re eating on campus, a new report says. The campus food report card...
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Iqaluit high school cooks up free-lunch program
04
Jan

Iqaluit High School Cooks up Free-lunch Program

Photo: Students line up for lunch at Iqaluit’s Inuksuk High School on Dec. 7. The new accessible lunch program is making healthy food a priority for students. (PHOTOS BY BETH BROWN) School-grown veggies featured in free meals to help feed hungry students Students at Inuksuk High School aren’t just eating their greens; they’re growing them, too....
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Road Trip from Mexico to Canada: Experiencing Local Food
15
Dec

Road Trip from Mexico to Canada: Experiencing Local Food

In the summer of 2017, I set out on a road trip from Monterrey, Mexico, to Toronto, Canada, filming a documentary series on North American local food initiatives. During this 4,800-kilometer (3,000-mile) journey, my co-creator and I had the privilege of meeting dozens of farmers, small-business owners, community organizers, and food advocates who shared an...
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The Business Of Getting Affordable, Local Food onto the Plates Of New Brunswickers
24
Nov

The Business Of Getting Affordable, Local Food onto the Plates Of New Brunswickers

Photo: Tomavo on Mountain Road in Moncton tries hard to stock as much local produce as it can. Image: Tomavo Facebook page. MONCTON – Businesses are teaming up with non-profit organizations, government agencies, public institutions, community groups and farmers to get healthy, low-cost, local food onto the plates of New Brunswickers. The ways local businesses are trying...
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Victoria High students dig in to build a bigger school garden
14
Nov

Victoria High Students Dig in to Build a Bigger School Garden

Photo: Victoria High School students spread leaf mulch as they expand the school garden on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Photograph By DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST A school garden at Victoria High School has tripled in size, thanks to a group of volunteers who spread a load of leaf mulch Friday to extend the dimensions. Vic High’s garden...
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Salad days at inner-city school
07
Nov

Salad Days at Inner-City School

Tyler Beckett wants to be a landscaper and the urban farming program on the roof of his inner-city school has greened his thumb. “It’s helping get me prepare for a job when I’m done school,” said the 16-year-old Eastdale Collegiate Institute student in the Regent Park area. “I like getting involved with the garden and...
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