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Tiny school turns school turf to gardens and orchards
24
Nov

Tiny School Turns School Turf to Gardens and Orchards

It’s not unusual to see classes held outdoors at Alonsa Community School. Students regularly eat their lunch there too. That’s because what they’re learning — and what they’re eating — comes from the school’s yard. Two years ago, this tiny school of 130 students decided to dig up part of the schoolyard lawn and fill...
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24
Nov

Breaking Down the Campus Food Revolution: A comprehensive look at the University of Manitoba’s food system

Many competing interests drive the food system at the University of Manitoba. Here the Manitoban attempts to break down some of the complexities of competing interests and concerns, barriers, and drivers of what has been called the “campus food revolution.” Read More… Dana Hatherly November 11, 2015
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Students team up with farmers to raise funds and fill food banks
29
Sep

Students Team Up with Farmers to Raise Funds and Fill Food Banks

Photo: East-Selkirk Middle School students are learning about local foods while raising money and food donations for their community. The 6th annual Farm to School Manitoba Healthy Choice Fundraiser program is kicking off and helping kids feed families and raise money at the same time. The program is a fundraiser for schools and daycares across the province....
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A Community Gardener’s Guidebook
17
Aug

A Community Gardener’s Guidebook

This Community Gardener’s Guidebook is an easy-to-follow guide for beginner gardeners. This month to month guide provides detailed instructions on gardening, as well as tips on growing seeds indoors, watering and composting. Links to online gardening resources are also offered in the guide. By the North End Food Security Network Read More…
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Basic Gardening Manual for Northern Manitoba
17
Aug

Fruit Crops for Northern Manitoba: A Guide to Planting, Growing and Variety Selection

Many fruit crops introduced to northern Manitoba by gardeners can survive and produce fruit. The major challenges in growing introduced fruit are extreme weather and a short growing season. Success at gardening in northern regions has more to do with choosing the best locations, keeping soils fertile and well-watered, using hardy plant stock and investing...
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30
Jun

Local and Sustainable Food Procurement: A Case Study of Diversity Food Services

Institutions, such as universities, play an important role in food system change, whether it’s because they are publicly funded, or because stakeholders, such as students and administration can influence purchasing policies and practices within the institution. We sat down with Ben Kramer (Chef) and Kirsten Godbout (Manager of Food Operations) to learn more about their food...
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A Way to Grow
08
Jun

A Way to Grow

Above: Eight L-shape raised beds provide lots of growing opportunity for the students of Grosvenor Elementary School, Winnipeg. Photo: Mark Klassen It’s great to see how many people in Winnipeg want to engage youth and community in the act of growing food. We are fortunate to be able to help some of those folks in their...
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Get Fresh food event attracts new faces to local producers
23
Apr

Get Fresh Food Event Attracts New Faces to Local Producers

Wondering who can supply you with local berries in January? Or maybe you’re looking for pasture-raised pork for your home economics class? Or perhaps you’re looking for someone who needs local oats year round? Thanks to Get Fresh, a networking event hosted by Food Matters Manitoba, producers and purchasers are now better able to answer...
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Not your typical cooking class
24
Feb

Not Your Typical Cooking Class

It’s not just cupcake and muffin lessons. Canadian students are making tortillas, canning the harvest, milking goats, and deboning chickens!   These skills are being taught by teachers who are part of a growing group of educators who are shaping student learning by connecting kids with local foods and farmers.  Their passion and commitment is...
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Food Matters Manitoba has been able to be involved in the Small Scale Food Manitoba working group to create a report and advise the province on opportunities to support local food in Manitoba. We are pleased to see more being done to support a healthy and diverse local food system.
15
Jan

Advancing the Small Scale Food Sector in Manitoba

Food Matters Manitoba has been able to be involved in the Small Scale Food Manitoba working group to create a report and advise the province on opportunities to support local food in Manitoba. We are pleased to see more being done to support a healthy and diverse local food system. Food Matters Manitoba Read the...
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Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
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New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


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A New Crunch in School Lunch: BC Farm to School Salad Bar Guide.
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Tools From The Shed: Practical resources to operationalize your program
BC toolkit designed to accompany A New Crunch in School Lunch:  The BC  Farm to School Guide


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Farm to School Frequently Asked Food Safety Questions: BC Guidelines


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What is Farm to School?
F2CC Fact Sheets


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Farm to School: Canada Digs In
F2CC Video


Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School: Canada Digs In
F2CC Storybook


New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


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