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29
Jun

When the Farm Meets the School

Sk’aadGaa Naay Elementary School, Skidegate, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) I would like to acknowledge the unceeded territory of the Haida Nation for which I gather, farm and share local food from, Haawa. Venison sliders, fresh local greens, seasonal berries, and halibut soup with fried bread are just a few of the foods on our menu...
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Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School
27
Jun

Growing Wellness at Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School

Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary, Hazelton, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School is located in the village of Gitanmaax, in the Upper Skeena region of Northwestern BC, located on Gitxsan Territory. The beautiful Stekyoden Mountain overlooks the school, with the Bulkley and Skeena rivers flowing by below it. The school teaches just over...
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10
May

Haida Gwaii Students Nourished with Food from the Land and Sea

Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary School, Masset BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) I remember the first salad bar many years ago at Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay (GTNS), a high school on the north end of Haida Gwaii. When faced with the salad bar over flowing fruit and vegetables, students filled their plates with ranch salad dressing and bacon...
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A culture of local food at Rockheights
10
Apr

A Culture of Local Food at Rockheights

Rockheights Middle School, Victoria, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) A bit about our school and location… We acknowledge that we are located on the unceded territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations. Our small school is located in Esquimalt, a small municipality in Victoria, British Columbia. It is situated in a quiet residential neighbourhood and is...
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Nourish Webinar: Collaborative Projects Public Kickoff
21
Mar

Nourish Webinar: Collaborative Projects Public Kickoff

Are you interested by the role that better food can play in delivering better health care? The Nourish leadership program has kicked off 5 collaborative projects and is looking for your engagement. Each team approaches a different dimension of the disconnect between food in health care, for example: better understanding the patient experience of food...
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Community forums seek to connect people with food
16
Mar

Community Forums Seek to Connect People with Food

AUNDECK OMNI KANING––Supporters of Manitoulin’s local food movement, both existing and newbies, gathered at the Four Directions Complex in Aundeck Omni Kaning on March 7 for the second of four Cultivating Food Sovereignty community forums. The forums are intended to provide a space for knowledge-sharing and collaboration. “These community forums are a part of the...
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Women who feed the islands
12
Mar

Women Who Feed the Islands

Photo: Lynda Dixon started growing organic, islands-grown produce at Maude Island Farm in 1994. (Jason Shafto/Love Haida Gwaii) Celebrating women’s efforts as foragers, farmers, and pillars of food security on Haida Gwaii How are women working to harvest local foods, feed community, and promote food security on Haida Gwaii – one of the most remote island...
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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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Iqaluit high school cooks up free-lunch program
04
Jan

Iqaluit High School Cooks up Free-lunch Program

Photo: Students line up for lunch at Iqaluit’s Inuksuk High School on Dec. 7. The new accessible lunch program is making healthy food a priority for students. (PHOTOS BY BETH BROWN) School-grown veggies featured in free meals to help feed hungry students Students at Inuksuk High School aren’t just eating their greens; they’re growing them, too....
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Local Foods to School: Reconnecting the children of Haida Gwaii to their land and their food.
01
Dec

Foods From the Islands: Changing the Way We Feed Our Kids

A beautiful 8-minute documentary sharing how the people of Haida Gwaii have come together through a Learning Circle to transform the systems that feed their kids. This video showcases the efforts of the Haida Gwaii Local Foods to School initiatives that are bringing local foods and traditions into schools by connecting students and staff with...
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7 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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