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01
Oct

F2S Month 2021: Celebrating Land-Based Learning

Farm to school, also known as local food to school, is grounded in re-learning, re-establishing and acknowledging and supporting existing place-based food systems. As F2CC works to advance food systems rooted in place, and as we work to better honour Indigenous ways of knowing and being, we were pleased to share that during Farm to School...
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16
Sep

Envisioning the many ways farm to school comes to life

We’ve just developed these 2 visuals to celebrate and amplify the many ways that farm to school takes shape in different communities, and to show how farm to school involves the whole local food system. Thank you to Carina Nilsson, Illustrator and graphic recorder, for putting our vision into graphics! Please enjoy them and share...
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08
Sep

A Beautiful Garden to Support Hands-on Learning and Curriculum Teaching

École Birchwood, Saint-Lazare, Québec 2020-2022 (Grant Year 2) Located in Saint-Lazare in Montérégie, this school’s initiative is based on the development of their vegetable garden. In fact, the school invested half of the Farm to School grant to buy a “Nutritower”. This tool utilizes a newer technology called hydroponics, i.e. the unique use of water...
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08
Sep

A Farm to School Holistic Project

Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption School, Saint-Georges-de-Windsor, Québec 2020-2022 (Grant Year 2) The Coopérative de solidarité alimentaire des Sources has been applying its healthy eating and sustainable development policy in the region’s schools for several years now. It has partnered with the Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption school, located in St-Georges-de-Windsor in the Eastern Townships, to help them implement this project. The school’s...
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08
Sep

Collaborating with a Catering Service Committed to a Healthy, Local and Sustainable Food Supply

Saint-Anselme School, Saint-Anselme, Québec 2020-2022 (Grant Year 2) Since 2011, the cafeteria at Sainte-Anselme high school, located in the Chaudières-Appalaches region,  has been offering students local products on a daily basis. Their partner: Les Jardins d’Edgar, a catering service entirely dedicated to healthy eating, local purchasing and sustainable farming practices. The salad bar project quickly...
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08
Sep

Strengthening Community Connections Through the Farm to School Project

Heroes’ Memorial School, Cowansville, Québec 2020-2022 (Grant Year 2) This anglophone elementary school, located in Cowansville in the Montérégie region, is going above and beyond to enable relationships between students, families and the school community. The entire community is involved in projects such as culinary workshops, visits to neighbouring farms, fundraising activities and garden maintenance....
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08
Sep

The “Secret Garden” supplies the salad bar with tasty, local, seasonal ingredients

Knowlton Academy, Lac-Brome, Québec 2020-2022 (Grant Year 2) The Knowlton Academy project, located in Lac-Brome in the Montérégie region, aims to strengthen the local economy  by building new partnerships with neighbouring farms. Thanks to the Farm to School grant, the school is able to develop its local food supply network to provide its salad bar...
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08
Sep

Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Creativity, Collaboration and Learning Among Students

Pavillon au Millénaire, La Baie, Québec 169 students 2020-2022 (Grant Year 2) Le Millénaire, a building that is a part of the Médéric-Gravel school, which opened in 2017 and is located in La Baie in the Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean region, is committed to educating its 169 students about current environmental and technological issues. Growing food ...
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31
Aug

A Farm to School Evaluation Framework for Canada

Evaluation is important. It can help us understand the effects of our work, improve our programs, and share our stories of impact. But it can also be complex and tough to know where to start. F2CC, with the input of over 140 individuals from diverse sectors across the country, has developed the Farm to School...
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17
Aug

Advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through Farm to School

Food Secure Canada has released a discussion paper on how school food programs can help advance Canada’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In doing so, the paper captures how farm to school programs can advance the SDGs and targets.  The SDGs were launched in 2015 as the “blueprint to achieve a...
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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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