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Alberta
22
Apr

Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority (KTCEA) serves traditional food in schools

“I am grateful that they [students] have this program and I want other nations to introduce this program into their communities as well.” Clifford Gladue While sitting having a cup of tea and bannock with an Elder in his community, Clifford Gladue learned about an important document, the Alberta First Nations Food Sovereignty declaration. This...
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27
May

LCHS’s EcoVision Case Study: Growing Ecological Leaders

Lacombe Composite High School (LCHS) in Alberta has a remarkable EcoVision Club that is inspiring and empowering students to become ecological leaders. The club runs student-led projects that are working to improve the quality of the air, land and water and that demonstrate a really strong model of farm to school in action.  All of...
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16
Apr

Farm to School in Alberta

Exploring potential to bring locally sourced food to the minds and plates of Alberta’s students! Imagine if Alberta farmers and other local food producers provided the province’s children and youth with healthy, locally sourced food at school. As an agriculturally rich province, there is potential to connect Alberta’s students with their local food system using...
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GROW YOUR OWN SOUP:  CBC Features Calgary's Edible Schoolyard 
21
Oct

Grow Your Own Soup

CBC Features Calgary’s Edible Schoolyard They grow their soup and eat it too. A CBC crew arrived at Altadore School in Calgary during Farm to School Month  to film the city’s  first large-scale, Edible Schoolyard.  The organic, ecological garden is located on a quarter-acre of public school land and includes raised-bed seed-to-table food gardening for 16...
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Not your typical cooking class
24
Feb

Not Your Typical Cooking Class

It’s not just cupcake and muffin lessons. Canadian students are making tortillas, canning the harvest, milking goats, and deboning chickens!   These skills are being taught by teachers who are part of a growing group of educators who are shaping student learning by connecting kids with local foods and farmers.  Their passion and commitment is...
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21
Oct

New network linking farms with cafeterias launched today with student food forum in Calgary

Source: Calgary Herald- October 16, 2o12  A new national network aimed at connecting farms to cafeterias — improving food in these institutions and, subsequently, those who use them — launched today as students here in Calgary learned more about the importance of local food. Farm to Cafeteria Canada is a national program, managed and administered by...
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