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Farm to School Funding in NL
20
Jul

2018 F2S Funding for NL – Stories in the Media

(Photo courtesy of VOCM article) The 2018 Farm to School funding announcement created quite the buzz around the country, and we were excited to add Newfoundland and Labrador to our list of funded provinces. It seems they were as well! Check out the media stories throughout their province: The Northern Pen http://www.northernpen.ca/news/clarenville-middle-school-receives-farm-to-school-grant-221594/ CBC Newfoundland-Labrador https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/federal-grants-for-middle-school-food-programs-1.4722341...
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3 SCHOOLS IN NL TO RECEIVE “FARM TO SCHOOL” GRANTS FROM NATIONAL PROGRAM
13
Jul

3 Schools in NL to Receive “Farm to School” Grants from National Program

Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC), the Whole Kids Foundation, and Food First NL have announced a second round of Farm to School Canada grants. Valued at up to $10,000 each, these grants will be delivered to 33 schools across the country, including 3 schools in Newfoundland & Labrador. The goal of F2CC’s Farm to School program is to...
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Local Farms Branching into Local Health Care System in NL: Pilot Project Underway
29
Jun

Local Farms Branching into Local Health Care System in NL

Pilot Project Underway Many of Food First NL’s projects overlap on a common goal: to make the healthy choice an easy choice for residents of Newfoundland & Labrador. Likewise, we also want to see the local choice become the easy choice. A key step toward reaching these goals is to get more healthy, local food...
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Federal grants help schools put crunch in their lunch
27
Jun

Federal Grants Help Schools Put Crunch in Their Lunch

Photo: Students at St. Bon’s in St. John’s got money from the Farm to School program last year and are already enjoying the fruits of their labour. (Food First NL) Funding will teach students about where their food comes from Three Newfoundland and Labrador schools are getting federal money to set up salad bars and composting programs,...
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Growing closer to home
09
Mar

Growing Closer to Home

Photo: From left, Toby Rowe and Tim Walsh shovel compost at the community garden. Courtesy of: Chris Hammond Memorial’s community garden: Sustainability from the ground up Historically, Newfoundland and Labrador’s geographic isolation meant the residents of this province had no choice but to grow and gather their fresh food. Not anymore. Today, the vast majority...
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25
Jan

Raising the Salad Bar! Farm to School Canada Grant Program 2018 Press Releases

Call for Projects to Raise the Salad Bar in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Schools. St. John’s, NL – Food First NL, Farm to Cafeteria Canada, and the Whole Kids Foundation are launching a call for projects for schools that want to make student access to healthy, local and sustainable food a priority. Thanks to a new...
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School greenhouse launched in St. John’s!
16
Oct

School Greenhouse Launched in St. John’s!

Article by Food First NL, provincial F2CC lead in Newfoundland and Labrador for Farm to School St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s, NL was a recipient of the Farm to School Month prize in 2016 for $1500. With those funds, along with matching funds from school donors, students and volunteers recently built the school a...
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Immaculate Heart of Mary finds a clear vision
13
Apr

Immaculate Heart of Mary Finds a Clear Vision

With blowing snow advisories still in effect in Corner Brook, Newfoundland students and teachers at Immaculate Heart of Mary school may not have great visibility of their greenhouse, but their Farm to School vision sure is clear! Immaculate Heart of Mary School is an independently operated, private school with approximately 200 students from Junior Kindergarten...
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Farm to School at Fogo Island Central Academy
03
Mar

Farm to School at Fogo Island Central Academy

Instructional Resource Teacher, Susan Crawford, describes how the school community at Fogo Island Central Academy has worked together to make their dreams of having local, healthy and fresh food come to life with dedication from students, teachers, parents and support from an experienced farmer in Fogo: “We are an island community located on the Northeast coast...
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St. Bonaventure's College, NL.
25
Nov

St. Bonaventure’s College, NL is a Farm to School Month Canada 2016 Winner!

St. Bonaventure’s College won the grant for: Engaging students in growing, cooking or preserving local foods at school. A value of $1500. Congratulations! Their Farm to School Month Story: Thanksgiving is a time of year that brings family and friends together. It knits a community, however loosely, to a sense of the season. And nothing...
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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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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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