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17
Jun

Garden Program at Caledonia Secondary Teaches Students Great Skills for Life

Caledonia Secondary School, Terrace, BC Grant term 2020-2022 Caledonia Secondary is a 10-12 school of about 600 students in Terrace BC. We are located in the Northwest, on the unceded territory of the Tsimshian Nation and in the Great Bear Rainforest, about an hour and half drive from the coast. We are a region greatly...
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07
Jun

Growing Together…Caring, Capable Citizens in a Changing World!

Kidston Elementary, Coldstream, BC Grant term 2020-2022 We are currently meeting the educational needs of approximately 420 students enrolled from Kindergarten through Grade 7. We are located in a pristine area of Coldstream in the beautiful Okanagan.  The location of our school affords us connections to Mackie House, Sovereign Park, Bishop’s Bird Sanctuary, Kal Park...
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07
Jun

Sk’elep School of Excellence: Hands-On Experiential Learning

Sk’elep School of Excellence, Kamloops, BC Grant term 2020-2022 Over the past few years, Sk’elep School of Excellence has partnered with Q’wemtsin Health Society, Farm to Cafeteria Canada, and the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Indian Band to develop a food sovereignty plan. With this financial support, the first phase, the school gardens, was completed with 10...
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03
Jun

Maskwacis Education Schools Commission (MESC) Nanâtohk Mîciwin (Universal School Food Strategy)

“The problem with selling food to kids is that it creates a disparity, if you don’t have money; you cannot buy food.” Scott Hall Located on Treaty 6 territory, Maskwacis Education Schools Commission (MESC) operates eleven schools, covering 4 nations; Samson Cree Nation, Emineskin Cree Nation, Montana First Nation and Louis Bull Tribe. The schools...
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03
Jun

Cultural programming through the seasons at Nak’al Bun Elementary School

“Soo ‘int’en”                “Soo ‘et”  In Dakelh, Soo ‘int’en means good work and Soo ‘et means right on or excellent! These are just two of the phrases that Cultural Teacher, Sara Sam uses in her language to encourage her students. Sara’s philosophy is to always say positive things to...
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03
Jun

PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱

PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ is an incredible nursery and garden program that means “Blossoming Place”, in SENĆOŦEN, the language of the W̱SÁNEĆ people. PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ nursery and garden program grows native plants such as ELILE ( Salmon Berry) and ḰȽO,EL (Camas) for ecosystem restoration and traditional food projects throughout W̱SÁNEĆ territory. PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ is located at the...
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25
May

Community Garden Accessibility Toolkit

Are you looking at finding ways to make community gardens more physically accessible? The Public Health Association of BC’s Can You Dig It program launched a Community Garden Accessibility Toolkit as an easy-to-use guide for garden coordinators. The purpose of the Community Garden Accessibility Toolkit is to explore how Universal Design principles can be applied...
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19
May

Q’wemtsín Health Society’s Indigenous Food Sovereignty Video Series

Seed to Harvest, Language and Traditional Practices In collaboration with three communities; Skeetchestn Indian Band, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band, the Q’wemtsín Health Society (QHS) has created a series of videos to promote growing and sharing food in their communities.  Working with students, teachers, Elders, and knowledge keepers, each video teaches skills...
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17
May

Kweselkten Agriculture Guide

The Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations (CFDC of CIFN) developed this Kweselkten Agricultural guide.  This guide provides information about agriculture techniques and activities through conversation with local producers living and growing food within the Secwépemc territory, including Tk’emlups, Simpcw, and Skeetchestn, and well as on Nlaka’pamux territory.  In this guide, you...
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02
May

Grow Food Everywhere: An Intergenerational School Garden Pilot in Comox Valley

This report summarizes the Intergenerational School Garden Pilot Program that took place in BC’s Comox Valley between April 2021 to November 2021. In it, you’ll find practical tips, as well as outlines for student activities.  The pilot program outlined in the report demonstrates how 8 participating schools in School District 71, with the help of...
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## Resource!# **Kweselkten Agriculture Guide**In this guide, you will learn from Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are knowledgeable in farming and sustainable agriculture. Included all through the guide are helpful videos and resources on various topics including Setting up your Farm, Land Management, and Selling and Distribution.*Developed by The Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations (CFDC of CIFN).***This and MANY more resources are available in our Resource Centre! **www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2022/05/kweselkten-agriculture-guide/#farm2school #agriculture #sustainableagriculture #localfood #NationalIndigenousHistoryMonth ... See MoreSee Less
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