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Foodshare 2017: A year in review
31
Jul

Foodshare 2017: A Year in Review

In 2017, we settled in to our new home. We mulled over a lot of ideas. We made some tough choices. And we continued working to advance “Good Food for All” in neighbourhoods across Toronto. We invite you to see our 2017 impacts in this report. Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2017!...
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21
Jun

Local Food Literacy in Schools: Q&A from Ontario

Photo: Burlington Public Library, “Edible Library” In December 2017 Sustain Ontario released its Local Food Literacy in Schools: Frequently Asked Questions Guide to share ideas and useful resources with school champions who are bringing local food literacy into their classrooms.  Since the release of the guide we have shared each of the 10 FAQs as a...
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Toronto students dig in to healthy eating with ‘plant-in’
30
May

Toronto Students Dig In to Healthy Eating with ‘Plant-in’

Photo: Burrows Hall Junior Public School students Leah Dunwoody, left, and Gayathiri Balakrishnan plant garden boxes. | NAOMI GARNEAU “Let us eat healthy food!” chants a group of Scarborough elementary school students, while hoisting a sign that uses “lettuce” as a clever twist on the slogan. The students from Burrows Hall Junior Public School gathered outside...
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La Loche modular farm to grow fresh produce for school, community
25
May

La Loche Modular Farm to Grow Fresh Produce for School, Community

Dene High School recieves $220K grant from PC Children’s Charity By fall there will be fresh, locally-grown produce in La Loche for the high school’s breakfast and lunch programs and the wider community, thanks to a modular farm the size of a shipping container. Students from Dene High School are training to grow and harvest their...
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Norman Johnston: From Field to Table
02
May

Norman Johnston: From Field to Table

Norman Johnston Secondary Alternate Program is the poster child for high impact school food programs. With Mark Frankish as the Foods Program teacher, Laura Cardiff as the Garden Program teacher and all round healthy food advocate teacher Sally Collins leading the charge, Norman Johnston has changed the way their students feel about coming to school. As an...
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04
Apr

Harvesting Success with Fellowes Fresh Food Project

Photo:On March 27 at the RCDSB meeting, students and faculty from Fellowes High School discussed the success of their Fellowes Fresh Food Project. Pictured here (from left) are Mckenna Boland, Fresh Food Project co-organizer Heather Witt, Tracy Estabrooks, co-organizer Sandi Theilheimer, Lydia Neigel, Christina Gravelle-St.Pierre, Hailey Hartwig, and school board trustee Leo Boland. Fellowes High...
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Community forums seek to connect people with food
16
Mar

Community Forums Seek to Connect People with Food

AUNDECK OMNI KANING––Supporters of Manitoulin’s local food movement, both existing and newbies, gathered at the Four Directions Complex in Aundeck Omni Kaning on March 7 for the second of four Cultivating Food Sovereignty community forums. The forums are intended to provide a space for knowledge-sharing and collaboration. “These community forums are a part of the...
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Women who feed the islands
12
Mar

Women Who Feed the Islands

Photo: Lynda Dixon started growing organic, islands-grown produce at Maude Island Farm in 1994. (Jason Shafto/Love Haida Gwaii) Celebrating women’s efforts as foragers, farmers, and pillars of food security on Haida Gwaii How are women working to harvest local foods, feed community, and promote food security on Haida Gwaii – one of the most remote island...
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Growing closer to home
09
Mar

Growing Closer to Home

Photo: From left, Toby Rowe and Tim Walsh shovel compost at the community garden. Courtesy of: Chris Hammond Memorial’s community garden: Sustainability from the ground up Historically, Newfoundland and Labrador’s geographic isolation meant the residents of this province had no choice but to grow and gather their fresh food. Not anymore. Today, the vast majority...
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Horticultural Society’s support the latest boost to Vic High garden
13
Feb

Horticultural Society’s support the latest boost to Vic High garden

Photo: Victoria Horticultural Society president Margaret Hantiuk (from left), joins gardening enthusiasts and Vic High students Kiara Chesson and Eden Murray in the school’s vegetable and herb garden next to the greenhouse. The society helped out the school’s gardening efforts recently with a $500 donation. Photo contributed Gardening project as much about education as it is...
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# **📚🌿 Resources for Land-Based Learning***Resources that helps us connect with land-based learning practices and fosters a relationship with food in order to understand how we sustain ourselves.***🎬 Guardians of Tariuq: **School children in Apex, Nunavut worked with local artists Josh Qaumariaq ‏and Vinnie Karetak to write a song about protecting marine life in Canada’s Eastern Arctic. Their music video celebrates the ancient, fragile species of corals and sponges found off the coasts of Nunavut and Labrador, and highlights the importance of these creatures for other Arctic species, including humans.📍Nunavutwww.youtube.com/watch?v=4HLU5C_08ow🔎Check out the other resources on our list!www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/land-based-learning-resources-list/#farm2school #farmtoschoolmonth #landbasedlearning #resources #handsonlearning ... See MoreSee Less
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Our lovely friends and funder @wholekidsfoundation getting some garden grant gratitude! 👏🥰Earlier this fall, we announced that we are granting a record-breaking 1,000 garden grants and we're so excited to see schools and nonprofits celebrate the good news! ... See MoreSee Less
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