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19
Apr

École St Denis Case Study: Involving Students in Farm to School

The salad bar at École Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu (Québec) École Saint-Denis is an elementary school located in Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Montérégie, Quebec and it received a Farm to School Salad Bar grant in 2018. The school has had a lot of success involving its students in the operation of the salad bar and integrating it into the curriculum....
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05
Mar

Webinar Recap: The Recipe to Local Sourcing in Schools

Photo credit: Équiterre Équiterre, the provincial coordinator of the Farm to School program in Quebec, mobilizes school communities to adopt best practices that promote sustainable (healthy, local and eco-responsible) food and to set targets for purchasing Quebec food. During their February 24, 2021 webinar, Équiterre’s three facilitators presented different strategies for starting and sustaining local...
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Open Roads Public School, Dryden, ON
27
Jan

Open Roads Eats Local

Open Roads Public School, Dryden, ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) The Open Roads salad bar cart is up and rolling again.  This year we’re looking at using our “famous” homemade salad dressing as a fundraiser to support our goal to make the salad bar accessible to all.  As of yet unnamed, our salad dressing is the...
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06
Dec

SOYL: Empowering Youth to Grow Food and Themselves

This year, 5000 children and youth have grown good food AND themselves in Fresh Roots programs like SOYL, their youth-empowerment program. They are trying to raise $10,000 by December 31, 2018 to support even more young people, so please donate now at http://freshroots.ca/donate! Filmed and edited by Farzine Macrae of Macrae Multimedia (http://macraemultimedia.ca) From Fresh...
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Schools Take Root - Farmer
09
Oct

Schools Take Root Supplies Schools with Organic Veggie Baskets

More than 20 local farms will supply 74 schools with organic baskets this fall! The Schools Take Root project aims to create awareness about local, organic food in Quebec schools by implementing the sale of organic vegetable baskets grown by local farmers as a fundraising event. This helps get children and their families interested in...
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Winlaw Elementary School, Winlaw, BC
23
Jul

Winlaw School Plants for Bees and Borscht

Winlaw Elementary School, Winlaw, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) Winlaw is a small town in the middle of the Slocan Valley in B.C.’s West Kootenay region.  As part of our Farm to School program, we have had our school garden for two years.  This fall, we were excited to see what grew over the summer.  We...
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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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New Brunswick Farm to School Guide
15
Feb

News Release: A Fresh Crunch in School Lunch

News Release For Immediate Release New funds and tools for New Brunswick schools to get more of the local harvest in the minds and on the plates of students. February 14, 2018 Fredericton NB – Farm to Cafeteria Canada and our partners – the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Fisheries, the Public Health...
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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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25
Jan

Raising the Salad Bar! Farm to School Canada Grant Program 2018 Press Releases

Call for Projects to Raise the Salad Bar in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Schools. St. John’s, NL – Food First NL, Farm to Cafeteria Canada, and the Whole Kids Foundation are launching a call for projects for schools that want to make student access to healthy, local and sustainable food a priority. Thanks to a new...
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F2CC on Facebook

6 hours ago

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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2 weeks ago

It has been 5 years since the launch of the Farm to School Canada Grant program. Incredibly, that program has now afforded more than 53,000 students in 133 schools right across Canada an opportunity to feast on healthy local foods at school.One of most important aspects of the grant program continues to be it's FLEXIBILITY, underpinned by the understanding that a cookie cutter approach to school food is NOT going to work in Canada. To close the distance between children, their food and their land, in this vast country with it’s diverse ecosystems and its multicoloured tapestry of people and food culture, the program needs to meet children, schools, and whole communities where they were at. It also needs to be developed, and driven by the community - the school and the local food system community.Today, if you visit any of these schools you will likely see a whole lot more than a salad bar. School greenhouses, gardens, farms, smoke houses, root cellars, kitchens, and/or dining areas are commonplace in recipient schools. And in these places, often the heartbeat of the school, you will likely see dozens of excited children happily digging in.I suppose this is why I am thrilled to see that F2CC and WKF have put out another call for proposals. Up to $10,000 per school is available. If your school has a vision, partners, and a plan, please send in a proposal. Deadline January 31, 2022. www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/our-work/farm-to-school-grants/ ... See MoreSee Less
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