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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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12
May

Edible Education Community of Practice Webinar: “Walking Forward: Learning from Place”

The final Edible Education Community of Practice meeting of the 2021/2022 school year will be held on Tuesday, May 24 3-4 PST / 6-7 EST! If you are a teacher who wants to integrate First People’s Principles of Learning into your outdoor education, this will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about ready-to-use resources....
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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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02
May

New Farm to School Evaluation Tools

Evaluation is important. It can help us understand the effects of our work, improve our programs, and share our impacts to gain further support. That’s why we released a Farm to School Evaluation Framework for Canada last year, with the input of over 140 individuals from diverse sectors across the country. The Framework articulates 18...
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22
Apr

Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority (KTCEA) serves traditional food in schools

“I am grateful that they [students] have this program and I want other nations to introduce this program into their communities as well.” Clifford Gladue While sitting having a cup of tea and bannock with an Elder in his community, Clifford Gladue learned about an important document, the Alberta First Nations Food Sovereignty declaration. This...
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21
Apr

Edible Education Community of Practice Webinar: “Decolonizing Your Garden”

On March 2nd, 2022, the Edible Education Community of Practice hosted a conversation to explore ways to incorporate Indigenous plants and ways of knowing into teaching gardens, and heard about examples from two educators. In order to continue the conversation from the November webinar about Land-Based Learning, two guest speakers shared their experiences:  Lori Snyder,...
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15
Feb

Webinar series: Sharing Evaluation Tools to Support Farm to School Programs

Evaluation is important. It can help us understand the effects of our work, improve our programs, and share our stories of impact.  F2CC, with the input of over 140 individuals from diverse sectors across the country, developed the Farm to School Evaluation Framework for Canada. This framework articulates priority outcomes and indicators that people want...
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05
Jan

The Good Food Purchasing Initiative’s Guide for Growers and Food Businesses

Attention growers & food businesses! Are you interested in selling to schools and other public institutions? The Chicago Food Policy Action Council has created The Good Food Purchasing Initiative’s Guide for Growers and Food Businesses! While developed for the metro-Chicago area, growers and food businesses in other areas may benefit from this guide’s information on values-based procurement and more. ...
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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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# **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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