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14
Nov

From Planters to a School Food Forest

Toronto’s Kapapamahchakwew Wandering Spirit School has big plans for a sustainable food system Ismaila Alfa from CBC’s Metro Morning in Toronto met with a class at Toronto’s Kapapamahchakwew Wandering Spirit School, a 2022 Farm to School Canada grant recipient. He spoke with the Outdoor Education teacher, Laurie LaBrecque, as the grade 3 class was playing the three sisters...
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05
Aug

Small Beginnings Grow Big

Palmerston Avenue Public School, Toronto, ON Grant term 2020-2022 Palmerston Avenue Public School is located in the Seaton Village area of the downtown Toronto Annex community. The school was first built in 1889. In 1897 a third floor was added and in 1915 the Annex building was constructed. The newer building opened in 1956. Palmerston...
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18
Jul

Students Exploring Nutrition and Making Connections

Wiikwemkoong High School – Wikwemikong, ON Grant term 2020-2022 The Wiikwemkoong High School provided opportunities to enhance student’s learning and understanding of a variety of concepts through the green industries course offered. The students focused on growing vegetables from the seeds in the community greenhouse, to rearing them and transplanting them into the local community...
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14
Jun

Kendomang Zhagodenamonon Lodge – Site 1

“I always share, I believe we all learn in different ways, different teachings, and you get them as you go along.” Tanya Moses The Kendomang Zhagodenamonon Lodge- site 1 known as KZ Lodge is a specialized Alternative Secondary School program that is offered to students in Thunder Bay from grade 9 to 12. This program...
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08
Jun

Port Burwell – a Small School that Dreams Big

Port Burwell Public School, Port Burwell, ON Grant term 2020-2022 Port Burwell PS is a K-6 school of 130 students is a rural port village on the shore line of Lake Erie in Southwest Ontario. In our final grant year, we are getting closer every day to enjoying our salad bar service goals! Geographic isolation...
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07
Jun

Salad Bar…but first, Squash

Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School, Kitchener, ON Grant term 2020-2022 It is without a doubt that the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic have posed various challenges to the initiation of the KCI Salad Bar. Despite this, sustainability and nutrition education have still remained at the forefront of our program. While we were not able to...
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12
May

From the beginning: St. Joseph’s Farm to Cafeteria

St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Port Elgin, ON Grant term 2020-2022 St. Joseph’s Catholic School, in Port Elgin, Ontario, had our Farm to Cafeteria plan all laid out.   We had a purchase plan, we had a time frame, we had volunteers already to start our big plans, and we  were excited.  Then COVID came, and we...
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01
Oct

Welcoming 2 New Farm to School Learning Circles!

Photo: Maurita Prato, Executive Director of Lush Valley and co-facilitator for the first Farm to School Learning Circle guides participants through activities to stimulate conversation on goals and a vision. A Farm to School Learning Circle is an 18+ month process to build, strengthen, and/or expand collective farm to school efforts within a local community. ...
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23
Jul

West Ferris Gets Packing and Provides Take Home Garden Kits During Covid

West Ferris Intermediate and Secondary School, North Bay, Ontario Grades 7-12 2020-2021 (Grant Year 1) Seed Grant Recipient West Ferris Intermediate and Secondary School, located in North Bay Ontario and has 325 intermediate and 684 secondary students. In February 2021, West Ferris recognized 50 years of education and community connection, and in March, they were...
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I saw this and laughed; my new community is SO creative! But seriously folks, WHILE we shake some funds from core budgets for PAID positions, HOW can we get more helping hands in our schools. This is a REAL conundrum post pandemicI am writing an article on this and would LOVE to hear your thoughts ... See MoreSee Less
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# **Call for proposals!****The [call for proposals](farmtoschoolbc.ca/f2sbc23-call-for-proposals/) is open for PHABC & Farm to School BC's 2023 conference: **## **Planting the Seed: Harvesting connections, ideas, and community****Open now until February 15th, 2023, **proposals may focus on any promising practice, innovative initiative, experience-based observation, policy, and/or research effort to advance the movement toward healthy, local, and sustainable foods for students. *Successful applicants will have access to their reduced presenter registration rate for the conference (50% reduced ticket price).***For more info on proposals and other conference details: **www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2023/01/farm-to-school-bc-conference/Farm To School BC Public Health Association of BC: PHABC #2023conference #plantingtheseed #farm2school ... See MoreSee Less
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What is Farm to School?
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Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
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Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
CDN Storybook


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.
BC Toolkit


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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


F2S salad bars take root in New Brunswick

Looking for salad bar equipment in BC?


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Farm to School Frequently Asked Food Safety Questions: BC Guidelines


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Put your School on the National Farm to School Map

 

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f2s_aboutus_2015_en_online

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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For information on F2S Grants, email : grants@farmtocafeteriacanada.ca

To contact a Regional lead near you : Regional Leads

JOIN THE FARM TO SCHOOL MOVEMENT AT F2CC

Become a member of Farm to Cafeteria Canada

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Add your school to the National School Food Map!

 

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