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The Benefits of Gardening and Food Growing for Health and Wellbeing
26
Jun

The Benefits of Gardening and Food Growing for Health and Wellbeing

This review is designed to support decision making and to encourage health professionals to actively use gardening and food growing as part of the health care service provision. by Garden Organic and Sustain Gareth Davies, Maria Devereaux, Margi Lennartsson, Ulrich Schmutz and Sarah Williams Download a the full report here: The Benefits of Gardening and Food...
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Health Impact Assessment: HB 2800: Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Policy
26
Jun

Health Impact Assessment: HB 2800: Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Policy

A 2011 report evaluating the potential impacts of Oregon’s Farm to School Garden legislation. Download a the full report here: Health Impact Assessment
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Produce Availability in Remote Communities Initiative
24
Jun

Produce Availability in Remote Communities Initiative

The report highlights the challenges BC’s remote communities face in acquiring fresh, good quality produce and the BC government’s committed to addressing the challenges of making produce more available inthese remote communities. Download a the full report here: Produce Availability in Remote Communities Initiative: Final Report on Projects and Evaluation These technical appendices serve to support...
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15
Apr

Foods Work: Doing What Comes Naturally in Haida Gwaii

Place-based learning.  Culturally Responsive Education.  Experiential learning.  Life-long learning.  Nice ideas, now what does that look like in the classroom?  Come and see how two teacher’s explorations into connecting students with their learning evolved into a Foods Program that spills across curriculum and enlivens the campus of a rural BC high school on the islands of Haida Gwaii. In the...
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18
Jun

Farm to School: Stories From the Field in Greater Vancouver

[gdl_gallery title=”GALLERY_TITLE” width=”IMAGE_SRC” height=”IMAGE_HEIGHT” ] Hot off the press – a brand new booklet providing an overview of  Greater Vancouver’s first six Farm to School programs. Learn about the people, their schools, and their  successes and challenges implementing Farm to School programs. Thanks to the collective efforts of  the school communities, farmers, and partners from...
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26
Feb

McGill University wins award for feeding itself

McGill wins award for feeding itself Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 By McGill Reporter Staff Watch McGill’s Local Food Story McGill’s decision to feed itself is bearing fruit. Over the past three years, the horticultural research station on the Macdonald campus has been transformed into a market garden, and is now supplying more than...
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14
Nov

Toronto school raises vegetables and fish

Source: Food Share and “Thisgivesmehope” blog- November 6, 2012 On September 16, 2008 Toronto’s Bendale Business and Technical Institute (Bendale BTI) was in lockdown because of a shooting incident. Today it is the site of one of the most progressive, school-based market gardens in North America. FoodShare Toronto partnered with Bendale BTI to create Canada’s first school...
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21
Oct

Halifax students garden, cook for World Food Day

Source: CBC News-October 16, 2012 Hundreds of students at Saint Catherine’s School in Halifax are enjoying a free lunch made by their schoolmates in honour of World Food Day. Earlier this week, Grade 5 students at the school on Connolly Street picked the remaining food from the school garden and made a potato soup with...
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21
Oct

What are 300 tilapia doing in a Toronto high school?

Source: The Globe and Mail- October 19, 2012 Every morning when he arrives at school, Cody Sponagle, a whippet-thin 17-year-old, feeds the fish in Classroom S1 in Bendale Business and Technical Institute, in central Scarborough. But this is no ordinary student chore. Mr. Sponagle and a handful of his classmates in Bendale’s “green industries” program...
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11
Sep

It Takes An Island: Growing Local in Haida Gwaii

A remote group of islands just south of the Alaskan panhandle and 100 km off the northern coast of British Columbia seems an unlikely location for Farm to Cafeteria – yet an amazing cluster of programs flourish there.  Farm to School, and Farm to Hospital programs seeded in the fall of 2010 are taking root...
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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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1 day 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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