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12
Feb

Good Food Market for Ryerson University

By Kaitlin Rizarri Ryerson University (RU) Students’ Good Food Market was started by two key student leaders, Maria Jude and Kimberly Vaz. Both have made significant changes to Ryerson University’s state of student food insecurity. Kimberly ran a referendum so that the Good Food Centre, the school’s food bank, could receive guaranteed funding. Maria launched...
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Farm to Campus, Farm to School Farm to School Canada
12
Feb

Meet Sanjana – Student Champion of Good Food Access at Lakehead University

Photo Credit: Amy Hadley, CBC By Sanjana Sharma My name is Sanjana and I’m a second-year Computer Science student at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. I found my passion for food when I started working on Meal Exchange’s Students Feeding Change project on my campus earlier this year, and understood that not having access to...
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Farm to Campus, Farm to School Farm to School Canada
12
Feb

Where do we go from here? A look at food at Humber College

Photo: Robin picking tea in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, wearing a hat with an attached mesh bag that holds the plucked tea.  By Robin Sagi, Good Food Challenge Coordinator at Humber  Over $300 million is spent by educational institutions on food annually in Canada. Meal Exchange, a Canadian charity, is working to help students and...
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Farm to Campus, Farm to School Canada
07
Feb

Building a healthy & inclusive food culture at McGill University

By John Vu Amongst the many different definitions and interpretations of sustainability, there is a need for a standardized metric that all post-secondary campuses can follow.  The Good Food Challenge (GFC) provides a rigorous national standard for Good Food (measured by the Good Food Calculator), captures best practices in campus food procurement, and establishes a...
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04
Feb

Webinar: Guide for 2020 Grant Applicants

Hosted January 28, 2020 at 3:00pm EST. Developed for prospective Farm to School Canada Grants applicants, this instructional webinar provides:  A comprehensive overview of the grant program, including introduction to the Farm to School Approach and Salad Bars Tips for developing successful applications Q&A  *We apologize we had some technical difficulties with slide advancement in...
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Open Roads Public School, Dryden, ON
27
Jan

Open Roads Eats Local

Open Roads Public School, Dryden, ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) The Open Roads salad bar cart is up and rolling again.  This year we’re looking at using our “famous” homemade salad dressing as a fundraiser to support our goal to make the salad bar accessible to all.  As of yet unnamed, our salad dressing is the...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
16
Jan

Students at Ottawa Alternate Program Enjoy Salad Bar Learning Opportunities

Elizabeth Wynwood Secondary School, Ottawa, ON 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) There’s an old adage about how food brings people together. The students at Elizabeth Wyn Wood alternate program have experienced that first hand since we received a farm to school salad bar grant in 2018. Our school is a unique secondary alternate program for students...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
17
Dec

LunchLAB at Lord Roberts

2016-1017 (Year 1) Lord Roberts Elementary School is a diverse, urban school in the West End of the Downtown Vancouver Peninsula. With support from Farm to Cafeteria Canada and in partnership with Growing Chefs and Fresh Roots, two innovative charities that have been supporting schools to grow and cook in the Vancouver School Board and...
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Farm to School Webinar series
15
Nov

Webinar: Can Schools Make Food Waste Reduction Go Viral?

Hosted on October 24, 2019 as part of Farm to School Month, this webinar explores qualities of ‘viral’ campaigns that may be applied to spark a youth movement to tackle food waste. Presented by Dr Tammara Soma, contributor on the 2019 Farm to School Month feature resource, Food Matters Action Toolkit. Available in English only. About the...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
08
Nov

Recipe for a Halloween Harvest Lunch

At Salt Spring Elementary (SSE), we celebrated National Farm-to-School Month with an all-school, community Harvest Lunch. Here’s how it happened. Last June kindergartners planted turban squash seeds donated by Salt Spring Seeds and over the summer, Camp Collosal participants watered and cared for the Hillside Garden, snacking on what was ripe and harvesting some of...
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## A new resource developed by Native Farm to School and First Nations Development InstituteThe ***Native Farm to School Guide: Connecting Traditional Foods, Stories, Language, and Community*** focuses on what food sovereignty can look like inside community education and school systems.It identifies best practices, lessons learned, biggest challenges and case studies of successful programs. **Download the guide here 👉 tinyurl.com/3e2pp6rb****#farm2school #nativefarm2school #indigenous #indigenousfoodsovereignty #indigenousfoodways** ... See MoreSee Less
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Who knew building a root cellar could be this simple?You really don't need anything elaborate to successfully store winter vegetables. We built our Root Cellar entirely with materials that were close at hand. Cedar logs form the walls and ceiling. A repurposed pool liner covers the roof. Soil from a landscaping project was used to enclose the whole structure. Twenty bags of leaves provide insulation around the doorway which is a surplus piece of galvanized metal lath purposed to keep out critters. In spring the leaves get turned into the soil to grow more vegetables. ... See MoreSee Less
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What is Farm to School?
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Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
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Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
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New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


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A New Crunch in School Lunch: BC Farm to School Salad Bar Guide.
BC Toolkit


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Tools From The Shed: Practical resources to operationalize your program
BC toolkit designed to accompany A New Crunch in School Lunch:  The BC  Farm to School Guide


F2S salad bars take root in New Brunswick

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Farm to School Frequently Asked Food Safety Questions: BC Guidelines


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What is Farm to School?
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Farm to School: Canada Digs In
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Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School: Canada Digs In
F2CC Storybook


New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


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