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30
Oct

Hospital Food Goes Fresh and Local

In case you haven’t noticed, the food in Toronto is getting better every year, and that includes hospital food. Toronto has some of the best restaurants of all stripes and for every budget, many of them full at any time of the day, a sure sign of a city falling in love with its food...
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13
Oct

12 College Campuses Leading the Way for Sustainable Dining

Many cafeterias around the United States are working to provide students with healthy, sustainable meal options. To do this, colleges and universities are changing the way that they purchase and prepare food in their cafeterias, and many of them are beginning to source food locally. Universities can play a big role in their local and...
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Trent University opens Trent Market Garden to fulfil sustainable agriculture commitment to dine on own produce at campus
29
Sep

Trent University Opens Trent Market Garden to Fulfil Sustainable Agriculture Commitment to Dine on Own Produce at Campus

Photo: Mehdi Sharifi leads a tour of Trent University Market Garden on Friday September 11, 2015 on Douro Ninth Line in Peterborough, Ont. This fall, students, staff and faculty can enjoy fresh, organic produce across campus at a variety of food service locations, thanks to an innovative partnership between the new student-run agricultural enterprise, the Trent...
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Community orchard blossoming on college campus
29
Apr

Community Orchard Blossoming on College Campus

Photo: Niagara College sustainability engagement assistant Gina Pannunzio looks over one of many trees to be included in the school’s edible orchard. A groundbreaking for the orchard was held as part of the school’s Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Welland, Ont. Maryanne Firth/Welland Tribune/Postmedia Network Niagara College has launched a new initiative...
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01
Apr

Ontario Students Leading Campus Food System Change

The Meal Exchange believes that post-secondary campuses are an ideal leverage point for building local food systems, and that student leaders have the power to drive this change. Their new report Student leadership for local food on Ontario’s campuses 2013 – 2105  features stories from Meal Exchange’s work over the past 18 months with the University of Waterloo,...
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Campus Food Revolution
18
Mar

The Campus Food Revolution

When students and administrators join resources to improve the food on campus, cafeteria is no longer a dirty word. It’s steak week at the Creelman Marketplace, a food-court style of cafeteria at the University of Guelph. The chef at the grill station is sizzling up steak fajitas to order for a long lineup. The featured...
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The (Campus) Garden Guide
03
Nov

The (Campus) Garden Guide

This comprehensive booklet from our colleagues at the Real Food Challenge in the US provides a practical step by step guide to plan and implement an a campus food garden. Author Louisa Denison, a student at Harvard University designed this resource with students in mind. Whether you are at the design stage or at the...
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On Campus Food Systems: Production, Distribution and Best Practices
03
Nov

On Campus Food Systems: Production, Distribution and Best Practices

Canadian Campus food systems are changing and students are playing a big role. Increasingly the food found on student plates is fresh and local – produced in nearby gardens, farms, and waters. Food system change activity on 5 Canadian campuses as well as the benefits and barriers of this activity is illuminated in this report....
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Ryerson University goes locavore
16
Oct

Ryerson University Goes Locavore

When Joshna Maharaj took charge of the food at Ryerson University last year there was a lot of negativity to overcome. Terms like “crappy” and “expensive” described the experience of eating on campus. Students and faculty, outraged by multimillion-dollar losses incurred by the multinational corporation that had been the campus food provider for two decades,...
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Diversity Foods
03
Jul

At the University of Winnipeg, Food Service With a Social Conscious

Photo above: Diversity Food Services chef Ben Kramer, “I’d rather buy raw food and pay people to process it.” Ben Kramer never thought he would end up working in a cafeteria kitchen. The chef started his career at Vancouver restaurants that catered to a clientele willing to pay top dollar for fresh and local food....
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Counting down the weeks until our Farm to School Canada Grants close! ⏳3...🎁 Schools can apply for up to $10,000 of funding and there will be 30 grants available in this round.🏫 Applications are open to ALL schools (kindergarten to grade 12) in Canada, including schools in Indigenous communities/nations.🕚 There's still plenty of time to apply and our grants page has all the info you need to get started: bit.ly/3o9Ap9UCompleted applications must be submitted by February 18, 2022. @wholekidsfoundation #farm2school #farm2schoolcanadagrants #localfood #healthyfood #schoolfood ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is Family Literacy Day and this year's theme is: Learning in the Great Outdoors 🌱🍓🌳🏵️How perfect! Last fall we celebrated all the ways that farm to school is grounded in land-based learning. We have seen the healthy impacts of outdoor classrooms and we encourage hands-on-learning as part of the school curriculum! bit.ly/34iYnsgHow do YOU learn in the great outdoors?Check out resources and activities with Life Literacy Canada: abclifeliteracy.ca/all-programs/family-literacy-day/@abclifeliteracy #farm2school #landbasedlearning #outdoorclassrooms #handsonlearning ... See MoreSee Less
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