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Building Campus Food Security, One Job at a Time
24
Jun

Building Campus Food Security, One Job at a Time

When Celia White first started digging into the campus food system at Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Nanaimo, British Columbia, she found passionate people, and big potential.  “There was a lot of interest in making the VIU campus a more sustainable place in terms of food,” says White. “But there wasn’t a lot of consolidated...
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15
Apr

Foods Work: Doing What Comes Naturally in Haida Gwaii

Place-based learning.  Culturally Responsive Education.  Experiential learning.  Life-long learning.  Nice ideas, now what does that look like in the classroom?  Come and see how two teacher’s explorations into connecting students with their learning evolved into a Foods Program that spills across curriculum and enlivens the campus of a rural BC high school on the islands of Haida Gwaii. In the...
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18
Jun

Farm to School: Stories From the Field in Greater Vancouver

[gdl_gallery title=”GALLERY_TITLE” width=”IMAGE_SRC” height=”IMAGE_HEIGHT” ] Hot off the press – a brand new booklet providing an overview of  Greater Vancouver’s first six Farm to School programs. Learn about the people, their schools, and their  successes and challenges implementing Farm to School programs. Thanks to the collective efforts of  the school communities, farmers, and partners from...
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23
May

Farm to School Gets Growing in Powell River

  Farm To School is a well-established health promotion program that has been sprouting up all over Canada for some years now. Farm to School programs aim to connect schools and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals, improving student nutrition, providing educational opportunities and supporting local small scale farmers. In the last five years, the Public Health Association of BC has...
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30
Apr

University of Northern British Columbia Celebrates Foods Week

A few weeks ago, students and community members joined together to battle out the title for top chef at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). Though the evening was truly competitive and intense, the event was part of a celebratory  Foods Week. UNBC’s foods week involved several ‘food’ events developed in a collaborative effort...
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22
Apr

Grow BC, Feed BC, Buy BC

Imagine a Ministry of Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems?, Or an agricultural land reserve that can only be used for farming? Or a provincial food procurement policy requiring hospitals to reach a target of 30% local? Or a renewal of the Buy BC program?. Yes, this is something British Columbians can expect if the BCNDP...
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11
Apr

Farm to Cafeteria: BC Communities Share Paths to Success

Designed to inform and inspire, this resource provides an overview of key Farm to Cafeteria concepts and models. It illuminates innovative and successful Farm to School, Farm to Campus, and Farm to Hospital programs in 5 urban, rural, remote, and aboriginal BC communities. Download: F2C-PathsToSuccess
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11
Feb

UBC’s New Sustainable Campus Food Guide!

The UBC Campus Sustainable Food Guide is a great resource package detailing the initiatives that are happening at UBC and weighing in about food education, engagement and much more. Check it out the UBC Sustainable Campus Food Guide here!
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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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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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## 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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