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06
Dec

Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s Strategic Plan

Over the past few months, the Advisory Group assisted by Scott and Katie from SPARC has been developing our Strategic Plan 2013-2016 through teleconferences and a face to face meeting held in Toronto September  29-30 Click here to see the Strategic Plan.
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14
Nov

Toronto school raises vegetables and fish

Source: Food Share and “Thisgivesmehope” blog- November 6, 2012 On September 16, 2008 Toronto’s Bendale Business and Technical Institute (Bendale BTI) was in lockdown because of a shooting incident. Today it is the site of one of the most progressive, school-based market gardens in North America. FoodShare Toronto partnered with Bendale BTI to create Canada’s first school...
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14
Nov

BC – BUY LOCAL PROGRAM

The Government of BC is providing a one-time contribution to help BC’s agricultural and agri-products sector increase local presence and consumption of BC agrifoods by expanding or launching their own marketing campaigns. Under the Buy Local Program, businesses and organizations can apply for matching funding (i.e., applicants are required to contribute 50% of the total cost...
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Dig In: 30 Minute Webinar Series
14
Nov

Dig In Webinars will return in November! Click to see the archives.

The Dig In Webinars have been put on hold for the summer months.  Please stay in touch as they will be resuming in November. Save the dates – “Dig In” mini webinars will be offered on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 3 pm EST.   Previous Webinars: April 16th, 2013: “Institutional Procurement in a Free...
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Bearing Fruit: Farm to School Program Evaluation
03
Nov

Bearing Fruit: Farm to School Program Evaluation

Farm to school programs, which link local farmers with schools, have increased in number, from fewer than ten in 1997 to more than an estimated 2,000 programs in 2008. With this phenomenal increase, many in the farm to school movement are faced with the question: what are the specific impacts of the program? Click  here  for...
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01
Nov

CANADA – J.W. MCCONNELL FAMILY FOUNDATION

Grants are available to engage Canadians in building a society that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient. See available grants here.
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01
Nov

Policies from the Field – Possibilities for Local Food Procurement in Ontario: Trade Restrictions and How Other Jurisdictions Have Avoided Them

Ontario is affected by many trade agreements that potentially restrict its ability to enact public procurement measures that discriminate in favour of local food. However, an examination of some of the limitations and exceptions of certain trade agreements that affect Ontario as well as a review of public procurement measures adopted by jurisdictions subject to similar trade agreement restrictions,...
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22
Oct

BC Foods Days and UNBC’s Food Strategy Group’s Kick-Off Event

The University of Northern British Columbia’s (UNBC) Campus Food Strategy Group (CFSG) is pleased to announce their official Kick-Off Event on October 23, 2012. This event will coincide with BC Foods Days, an annual collaboration between UNBC’s campus food service provider, Eurest Dining Services, and the Northern Undergraduate Students Society (NUGSS). CFSG is excited to...
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21
Oct

Halifax students garden, cook for World Food Day

Source: CBC News-October 16, 2012 Hundreds of students at Saint Catherine’s School in Halifax are enjoying a free lunch made by their schoolmates in honour of World Food Day. Earlier this week, Grade 5 students at the school on Connolly Street picked the remaining food from the school garden and made a potato soup with...
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**Wow! Check out this beautiful resource from Opaskwayak Culture & Healthy Living Initiatives in Northern Manitoba **It's full of gorgeous community and garden photos and step-by-step instructions for planting, growing and harvesting plus recipes for cooking and preserving healthy local food in the north. 👏🙌Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative,Farm to School Manitoba Healthy Choice Fundraiser #communitygarden #IndigenousFoodSystems #localfood #healthyfoodThe folx at Opaskwayak Culture & Healthy Living Initiatives created a beautiful Planting, Harvesting & Cooking Guide to share their knowledge, tips and tricks, recipes, and language. Check out the guide and get starting those seeds! www.nmfccc.ca/uploads/4/4/1/7/44170639/ocn_plantguide__lr.pdf Thanks, OCN Community Gardens! ... See MoreSee Less
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**A little Friday fun! **Talk about hands-on-learning! Watch Baby Chef cook up a storm of healthy, (hopefully local?) recipes. Listen carefully as he explains his method. 😉😂 Looks delicious Baby Chef! #foodskills #healthyfood #handsonlearning fb.watch/5tApRJ0WRQ/ ... See MoreSee Less
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