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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
18
Oct

Serving up “fresh and delicious” with Farm to School at St Jean de Brebeuf

St Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School Hamilton, Ontario 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Our Farm to Cafeteria story started back in 2016 when Chef Luigi Chiarini from St Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario was able to take over operation of the school cafeteria and began planning for a cafeteria run by...
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10
Sep

École Abbey-Landry

École Abbey-Landry, Memramcook, New Brunswick 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Suite à l’obtention d’une bourse De la ferme à l’ecole, l’École Abbey-Landry en partenariat avec Semer dans la Vallée à mis sur pied un bar à salade. Il s’agit d’une opportunité pratique aux élèves de mettre en oeuvre leur savoir-faire de leurs cours culinaires pour créer...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
09
Sep

Educate young people about the need for healthy food through the salad bar

Waterloo Elementary School, Waterloo, Québec 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Since 2016, Waterloo Elementary School in Montérégie has been offering its students and staff the opportunity to eat fresh fruits and vegetables every day. What began as a simple experiment by cafeteria manager Jenny Wheeler quickly turned into a well-stocked, healthy salad bar. “After being inspired...
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The University of Victoria Student Society (UVSS) Signs the Good Food Campus Commitment
05
Sep

The University of Victoria Student Society (UVSS) Signs the Good Food Campus Commitment

Photo: UVSS Financial Director Dakota McGovern signing the Good Food Campus Commitment. Student governments are a powerful tool for enacting change on campuses. In terms of food security, when student governments are empowered to make decisions about procurement and access, they can be a strong ally in the fight for good food for all students...
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04
Sep

Salad Bar Schools Receive Local Food Recognition in Quebec!

Photo: Équiterre Congratulations to our 9 salad bar grantees in Quebec, who were recently recognized by Aliments du Quebec (Quebec Products on the Menu). This initiative recognizes schools for procuring local food from within the province of Quebec. In order to be considered “local” food, and to be eligible for recognition, foods served must be comprised of at least 85% Quebec...
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27
Aug

Salad Days at MGCI 

Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute (Secondary), Toronto, ON 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Our journey began in 2017 with a casual conversation: a student garden would support our greenhouse activities, and make a great connection for our hospitality program… and with that we should have a student salad bar! Our overall vision was to foster a culture of local...
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École Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu
23
Aug

Le potager s’invite à l’école

École Saint-Denis (primaire), Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Québec 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) À l’école Saint-Denis, le projet De la ferme à l’école est un beau complément aux différents projets menés par le service de garde l’Envol qui encouragent les enfants à adopter des saines habitudes alimentaires.  En 2017, l’école s’est associée au Mouvement VeRT et à la municipalité...
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École de Sainte-Flore, Shawinigan, Québec
20
Aug

Repenser le système alimentaire local

École Sainte-Flore (primaire), Shawinigan, Québec 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) En participant au programme De la ferme à l’école, l’école de Sainte-Flore souhaite instaurer une politique de nutrition et d’éducation qui renforce le système alimentaire local. Même l’absence d’un service alimentaire ne constitue pas un obstacle pour accomplir cet objectif! Le service de garde a mis...
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École Louis-de-France, Trois-Rivières, Québec
19
Aug

Un bar à salades sain, riche et varié pour les jeunes

École Louis-de-France (primaire), Trois-Rivières, Québec 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) À l’école Louis-de-France, la bourse De la ferme à l’école permet de bonifier le programme L’agroalimentaire s’invite à l’école!, grâce à l’ajout d’un bar à salades. Inauguré en février dernier, le nouveau bar à salades est rempli à même les 23 jardins et les 5 îlots...
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École Jean-Gauthier, Alma, QC
16
Aug

Un bar à salades pour stimuler l’activité locale

École Jean-Gauthier (secondaire), Alma, Québec 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Grâce à la bourse De la ferme à l’école, les élèves de l’école Jean-Gauthier peuvent maintenant déguster des produits frais et locaux dans leur tout nouveau bar à salades. Inauguré en mars dernier, le bar à salades est offert trois fois par semaine, au grand bonheur...
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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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A New Crunch in School Lunch: BC Farm to School Salad Bar Guide.
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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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