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18
May

Churchbridge Public School – Getting Kids Gardening

Churchbridge Public School (CPS), Churchbridge, SK Grant term 2020-2022 Churchbridge Public School (CPS) is a K-12 school in the town of Churchbridge, Saskatchewan, about 2.5 hours east of Regina. It is also one of the first Saskatchewan schools to receive a Farm to School Canada Grant.  Like many grant recipient schools in 2020, CPS was...
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17
May

Kweselkten Agriculture Guide

The Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations (CFDC of CIFN) developed this Kweselkten Agricultural guide.  This guide provides information about agriculture techniques and activities through conversation with local producers living and growing food within the Secwépemc territory, including Tk’emlups, Simpcw, and Skeetchestn, and well as on Nlaka’pamux territory.  In this guide, you...
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16
May

Amplifying Youth Voices: A recap of activities in March 2022

Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) works towards realizing vibrant and sustainable food systems by supporting school communities to get more students get more kids growing, cooking, serving and eating local food at school.Through a recent strategic planning process, F2CC identified a need to create a National Youth Engagement Strategy that amplifies the voices of the...
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12
May

From the beginning: St. Joseph’s Farm to Cafeteria

St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Port Elgin, ON Grant term 2020-2022 St. Joseph’s Catholic School, in Port Elgin, Ontario, had our Farm to Cafeteria plan all laid out.   We had a purchase plan, we had a time frame, we had volunteers already to start our big plans, and we  were excited.  Then COVID came, and we...
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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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26
Apr

Students at Fairview Community School grow their own food!

Fairview Community School, Nanaimo, BC Grant term 2020-2022 Students at Fairview Community School, in Nanaimo, have just completed their 2nd round of celebration salads where they were able to eat local foods in their classrooms. Students grow their own seedlings for the school garden and harvest the microgreens for their own locally-sourced, personal salads. They...
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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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20
Apr

Gretna Green – Learning to grow year-round

Gretna Green School, Miramichi, NB K-8 Grant term 2020-2022 Gretna Green is a school in the charming city of Miramichi, New Brunswick. It is a small K-8 school in the heart of the city yet it is surrounded by trees. The school has gotten even “greener” in the last two years as we undertook a...
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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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