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06
Jul

Sk’elep Food Sovereignty Program Feeds Evacuees

Sk’elep School is one of our 2020 salad bar grant recipients and part of a learning circle from fall 2019- spring 2021. PRESS RELEASE – Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, July 6, 2021 Q’wemtsin Health Society (QHS) and Sk’elep School of Excellence have been working in partnership on a food sovereignty program and are thrilled to be...
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09
Jun

Traditional Foods and Indigenous Recipes in B.C.’s Public Institutions

This report, prepared by Queenswood Consulting Group for the Government of British Columbia, was developed to support the government’s objective to increase the use of B.C. foods, improve the patient food experience in health care, and efforts to increase access to traditional foods and Indigenous recipes in public institutions. Traditional Foods and Indigenous Recipes in...
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Elsipogtog School, Elsipogtog First Nation, NB
01
Jun

Celebrating National Indigenous History Month

Photo: Elsipogtog School, Elsipogtog First Nation, NB The month of June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. We’d like to start this month by sharing some inspiring stories of school communities who are embracing Indigenous food ways, as well as some resources...
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12
Apr

The Three Sisters: history, culture and ways of growing

In this webinar, Elder Lix Lopez, member of the Maya in Exile Garden, will  highlight the importance of the Three Sisters – corn,  beans and squash – for  Mayan diet and culture. Through storytelling, he will describe the origin of this popular plant sisterhood, its relevance for the Mayan people and culture, and other Indigenous...
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24
Mar

Huband Park Elementary’s Salad Bar: Safely Adapting to COVID-19

School food programs everywhere have had to adapt to COVID-19 over the past year, and this of course includes our Salad Bar Grantees.  The following case study shares the story of Huband Park Elementary School in Courtenay, British Columbia, who have been able to pivot to the new reality with great success. This shift has...
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26
Jan

The Impacts of Farm to School Run Deep in our Communities

In October, we released our Farm to School: Canada Digs In! Report 2020, which demonstrates how farm to school initiatives can significantly support public health, education & learning, economic development, and community connections. We’re now excited to share our new 9-minute Farm to School: Canada Digs In! video — available in English and French—that communicates...
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11
Jan

Growing a Movement: Farm to School in the Comox Valley

The beautiful Comox Valley, is situated on the East Coast of Vancouver Island on the traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. Farm to school programs and the salad bar model were first introduced in the area in 2012 at Huband Park Elementary School. Inspired by Huband’s success, École Robb Road Elementary and Lake Trail Community...
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01
Oct

Canada Digs In Report 2020

Between September 2016 and June 2020, 86 schools and 10 campuses participated in the Canada Digs In! initiative. Schools received grants of up to $10,000 to deliver farm to school salad bar programs. Students ate local and healthy food, participated in hands-on food literacy activities and connected with local food providers, growers, chefs, knowledge keepers, public...
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06
Jul

Agnes L Mathers’ Greenhouse Grows!

Agnes L Mathers Elementary School, Sandspit, BC 2018-2019 (Grant Year 2)       Agnes L Mathers Elementary School is in Sandspit British Columbia on Moresby Island, and is part of the archipelago called Haida Gwaii situated off the west coast of British Columbia. Our small student population enables students and teachers to spend lots of...
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03
Jul

A Dozen Local Food Heroes on What a Pandemic Teaches

Photo: British Columbians have responded with enthusiasm for local food during the public health crisis. Can we build on what we’ve learned, and make it stick? Photo: Jamil Rhajiak, UBC Farm. We asked: What has COVID-19 shown you about making our food system better? If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught all of us,...
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**We are incredibly pleased to introduce you to the newest members of our Advisory Council (in no particular order)! **Sian NallewegGrace Masse Erin BeagleShiba AnjumEric Payseur Maria HernandezKathleen KevanySibelle El Labban Rose BarcarseSoni Craik Christie Rachael StolbergArzeena HamirKimberly OrrenAmberley RuetzMarianne BoireAs well as our current AC members, Roxana Anna, AC Chair, Patti Murphy and Joanne Bays, Director EmeritusWe are certain that they will all bring experience, expertise and their own unique perspectives and voices to the F2CC table and we are thrilled to have them with us!***Please help us in extending a warm welcome to our new members!***You can read more on our new AC members here: www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/about-us/advisory-council/#farm2school #advisorycouncil ... See MoreSee Less
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