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Making the Measure: A Toolkit for Tracking the Outcomes of Community Gardens and Urban Farms
05
Feb

Making the Measure: A Toolkit for Tracking the Outcomes of Community Gardens and Urban Farms

Community gardeners and urban farmers across North America are using an innovative research toolkit developed in New York City to measure and track the impacts of their work. A small group of dedicated gardeners created the toolkit in mid-2013 as part of the Five Borough Farm initiative of the Design Trust for Public Space, a...
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Five Borough Farm Data Collection Toolkit: Protocols for measuring the outcomes and impacts of community gardens and urban farms
05
Feb

Five Borough Farm Data Collection Toolkit

Protocols for measuring the outcomes and impacts of community gardens and urban farms This Toolkit is designed to help you measure and track the activities and outputs in your farm and garden according to five categories: Food Production Data, Environmental Data, Social Data, Health Data, and Economic Data. Each of these sections contains specific methods...
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Tok embraces Farm-to-School with year-round greenhouse
29
Jan

Tok Embraces Farm-to-School With Year-Round Greenhouse

Photo:  Purple potatoes were picked in September. Photo courtesy Jason Fastenau. Culture is not just the shared ideas, values and customs of a group of people. Culture is cultivation, growth and improvement, and cultures are often built around food. A new greenhouse in Tok represents every meaning of culture. Gateway Greenhouse, built in 2013, is entering...
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Building a Healthy Community: A school resource for food programming
14
Jan

Building a Healthy Community: A School Resource for Food Programming

Across Winnipeg there is a growing interest in food issues. Many members of our community face challenges accessing and preparing healthy foods, increasing numbers of people are dealing with chronic diseases such as  diabetes, and there is a growing awareness of the role of the importance of cultural food traditions. Schools can be key partners...
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Just a Few Quick Visits to the Garden and Kitchen May Help Kids Eat Healthier
05
Jan

Just a Few Quick Visits to the Garden and Kitchen May Help Kids Eat Healthier

Endless are the tricks that adults use to get kids to eat vegetables. Derek Hersch has found a winning one in his Superhero Salad, which has the power to persuade kids to eat spinach. Judging by a recent review of studies published in the Centers for Disease Controls’ Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice...
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The (Campus) Garden Guide
03
Nov

The (Campus) Garden Guide

This comprehensive booklet from our colleagues at the Real Food Challenge in the US provides a practical step by step guide to plan and implement an a campus food garden. Author Louisa Denison, a student at Harvard University designed this resource with students in mind. Whether you are at the design stage or at the...
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Sutherland Schoolyard Market Garden
27
Oct

Sutherland Schoolyard Market Garden

We all love great food! Imagine going to a high school with an organic vegetable farm instead of a sprawling front lawn, and having the opportunity to learn science or languages among the vegetable beds. Imagine a place where neighbours meet to buy fresh produce, learn new skills, and participate in making their community a...
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World Food Day
10
Oct

World Food Day

Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth The October 16, 2014 World Food Day theme, “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth” was chosen to recognize the importance of family farming and small scale farmers. It focuses world attention on the significant role of family and small scale farming to address...
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Growing Your Farm to School Program
06
Oct

Growing Your Farm to School Program

A US resource filled with tips, examples and additional resources to reference when starting or growing a farm to school program. Click here to see the full article.
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11
Aug

Food Sovereignty In Canada: Movement Growing to Control Our Own Food and Agriculture

What do community gardens on vacant urban lots, mobilizations against sea-lice infestations on the B.C. coast, support for small-scale fishers, university and community-led elementary school food programs that promote local food, and farmer protests against the Canadian Wheat Board and the Trans-Pacific Partnership have in common? They are all part of a growing movement in...
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## Farm to school grant story# **Getting Kids Gardening!**Churchbridge Public School in Saskatchewan didn't let Covid slow down their farm to school plans! Instead of setting up their first salad bar, they built gardens and greenhouses that would provide each class with its own dedicated garden plots to grow and maintain. (They also haven't given up on the salad bar!) **See CPS’s in action in their photo reel!** bit.ly/3u60YQ1*Read more farm to school grant stories on our grants page! *#farm2school #localfood #schoolfood #schoolgarden #greenhouse ... See MoreSee Less
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## Resource!# **Kweselkten Agriculture Guide**In this guide, you will learn from Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are knowledgeable in farming and sustainable agriculture. Included all through the guide are helpful videos and resources on various topics including Setting up your Farm, Land Management, and Selling and Distribution.*Developed by The Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations (CFDC of CIFN).***This and MANY more resources are available in our Resource Centre! **www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2022/05/kweselkten-agriculture-guide/#farm2school #agriculture #sustainableagriculture #localfood #NationalIndigenousHistoryMonth ... See MoreSee Less
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