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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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26
Apr

Students at Fairview Community School grow their own food!

Fairview Community School, Nanaimo, BC Grant term 2020-2022 Students at Fairview Community School, in Nanaimo, have just completed their 2nd round of celebration salads where they were able to eat local foods in their classrooms. Students grow their own seedlings for the school garden and harvest the microgreens for their own locally-sourced, personal salads. They...
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13
Apr

Aspen Park Elementary runs the salad bar successfully!

Aspen Park Elementary, Comox, BC Grant term 2020-2022 By Sarah Picard, Salad Bar Coordinator The Salad Bar has been amazingly successful at our school so far! Today [spring 2021] was our seventh service at Aspen Park Elementary. After several meetings with the school administrators to coordinate how we could run the Salad Bar service safely...
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01
Dec

Learning Circle Stories: from Tk’emlups te Secwépemc and Skeetchestn Indian Band

“When you are wanting something to grow, you need to start with the children.” – Learning Circle Participant In 2019 F2CC, in partnership with the Social Planning & Research Council of BC, provided a Local Food to School Learning Circle Grant to Q’wemtsín Health Society (QHS) to support Sk’elep School of Excellence, from Tk’emlups te...
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18
Nov

Learning from the Land – A written compilation of resources and stories

“Learning from the Land: Resources and stories from K-12 schools engaging with Indigenous plants and pedagogy”, published in November 2021 by our BC project partner Public Health Agency of BC (PHABC), is a written compilation of resources and stories highlighting programs related to Indigenous plants and pedagogy within schools located in what is colonially known...
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20
Oct

Food Forests — edible landscapes that do more than feed us

In celebration of this year’s Farm to School Month, which is focusing on land-based learning, we wanted to dive into the benefits of food forests, and why schools and communities across the country are putting them in place. In this CBC article, for instance, Port Elgin Regional School in Ontario highlighted how they “worked with...
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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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# **Les Petite Pousses!****Birchwood Elementary in Saint-Lazare, Québec **started their garden and “Nutritower” program, Les Petite Pousses, after receiving a Farm to School Canada grant in 2020. After sending us an update last year, they also created a beautiful video to share with us what they had accomplished and to hear from the students about why they love their new program!👀 **Watch their video here: **https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UILuQy2OePs📖 **Read their farm to school story here:** www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2021/09/a-beautiful-garden-to-support-hands-on-learning-and-curricul...Équiterre #farm2school #localfood #schoolfood #schoolgarden #handsonlearning #foodliteracy ... See MoreSee Less
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We have posted the last of the videos in the **Teaching the Curriculum through Food** series with Growing Chefs! Ontario!Watch: 1. **[Strategies for Cooking and Preparing Food in the Classroom ](youtu.be/nZWwGIWy03s)**(13 mins) explores strategies for preparing food right in the classroom.1. **[Resource: Working with cooking tools in your classroom ](youtu.be/fDcH2jGEwMM)**(4 mins) explains and demonstrates some of the ways students can gain confidence in using cooking tools.***...and so many more!*** What a great resource for teachers who want to bring #localfood and #foodliteracy into their classrooms. 🙌www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2021/10/teaching-the-curriculum-through-food/#farm2school #schoolfood #handsonlearning ... See MoreSee Less
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