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Ross Memorial Hospital decreases ecological footprint with wholesome, nutritious local food
22
Aug

Ross Memorial Hospital Decreases Ecological Footprint with Wholesome, Nutritious Local Food

Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) is a 175 bed community hospital located in Lindsay, Ontario, serving more than 80,000 local residents and seasonal visitors. RMH has already received attention for its notable energy reduction campaigns but now they have turned their attention to greening the hospital’s food services. (See: www.greenhealthcare.ca/ross.pdf) One of the unique characteristics of...
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22
Aug

Local Food Provided by Macdonald Campus Farm

Imagine a campus that is able to serve in its dining halls fresh fruits and vegetables direct from its own farm. At McGill this is the possible because of a partnership between the McGill Food and Dining Services and its Macdonald Campus Farm. That is as local as it gets where the distance from farm...
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22
Aug

Green Court Project

Saint-Barthélemy school launched the Green Court Project, which aimed at beautifying and greening their schoolyard. This resulted in the creation of a large organic vegetable garden andseveral plots with flowers and herbs. The project was initiated by a teacher and the Court Green Committee (with parents) with undergraduate students helping to sow, garden and harvest. The project was launched with the House district network of gardens but now it is an independent project. See the project in video! Claude Martel, teacher, martelcl@csdm.qc.ca...
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22
Aug

Local Food at the Menu at Jean Talon Hospital, Montreal

Jean-Talon Hospital in Montreal was the first hospital to join Équiterre’s Soup’s On pilot project in 2007. After 5 years, the hospital continues to offer local fruits and vegetables when in season. 15% to 20% of the total fruits and vegetable purchases made are local produce. During the harvesting season from June to October, at least 1 local...
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08
Aug

Farm to Cafeteria to Entrepreneur!

I went to the Farm to Cafeteria conference in Richmond, BC, with a kernel of an idea–a seed, really, if you can pardon the really bad pun. My idea was to launch a catering company, Piknik, with a very specific niche: providing a fun, healthy, and inclusive hot lunch day option for kids. About a...
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02
Aug

Local Food in Laval

Just north of Montreal, almost a third of the City of Laval is fertile farmland. It is a city that has great potential to provide fresh, local and nutritious produce direct to its citizens. However, much of the fruits and vegetables found in grocery stores travel an average of 2 600 km. The City recognized...
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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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