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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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23
Jun

Heritage Public School – Connecting Kids During Covid

Heritage Public School, Navan, Ontario 267 students, grades JK-8 2020-2021 (Grant Year 1) When we received our F2S Grant in October 2020, Heritage Public School’s staff, students and local community were elated at the idea of bringing fresh, local foods and food literacy programming into the classroom. The plan for the 2020-21 school year included...
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Elsipogtog School, Elsipogtog First Nation, NB
01
Jun

Celebrating National Indigenous History Month

Photo: Elsipogtog School, Elsipogtog First Nation, NB The month of June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. We’d like to start this month by sharing some inspiring stories of school communities who are embracing Indigenous food ways, as well as some resources...
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24
Mar

Roots to Harvest Case Study: Outdoor Food Literacy deemed an “Essential Service” during COVID-19

Roots to Harvest is a non-profit organization that offers employment and experiential education opportunities in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Their mission is to use food as a tool to connect people to one another and build belonging and dignity through meaningful programs, initiatives and advocacy. Roots to Harvest’s many programs illustrate their broad mandate: Youth employment...
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01
Mar

A Salad Bar Success Case Study: St. Dominic & St. Luke in Oakville, Ontario

St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School and St. Luke Catholic Elementary School, two of our Farm to School Canada Grant recipients located in Oakville, Ontario, have found great success in delivering their salad bar lunch programs through a business model launched by two parents, Stacey Bean and Jill O’Reilley.  To share how they’ve been able to...
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26
Jan

The Impacts of Farm to School Run Deep in our Communities

In October, we released our Farm to School: Canada Digs In! Report 2020, which demonstrates how farm to school initiatives can significantly support public health, education & learning, economic development, and community connections. We’re now excited to share our new 9-minute Farm to School: Canada Digs In! video — available in English and French—that communicates...
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20
Jan

Enjoy a Virtual Farm Tour

Farm tours provide a great opportunity for farmers to connect with their communities, and for community members to learn about how their food is grown. For students especially, farm visits and tours are excellent conduits for experiential education. Although on-farm visits have been put on pause due to COVID-19, farm and food education has been...
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18
Dec

Webinar Recap: School Food Programming in Ontario in a time of COVID-19

Given all of the restrictions in schools due to COVID-19, school food champions in Ontario are doing what they can to figure out how to continue to advance food literacy programs. Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network hosted a lively webinar on November 17, 2020, to discuss School Food Programming in Ontario in a time of...
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St. Bonaventure's College, NL.
17
Nov

Webinar Recordings: Sharing the Impacts of the Farm to School Canada Grants program

In October during Farm to School (F2S) Month we joined our provincial partners Sustain Ontario, Food First NL and the Public Health Association of BC in hosting webinars to share the exciting impacts of the Farm to School Canada Grants program in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador and British Columbia. Developed in partnership with the Whole...
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I am biased of course, but IMHO this is still one of the most beautiful stories ever written about the Local Food to School movement north of the 49th parallel. www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/F2S-Storybook_en_online.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0t... ... See MoreSee Less
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Climate change? Food Shortages? Hunger? Resillient Communities? This is THE food policy we need. It's that simple. Since our policy makers cannot seem to figure that out, let’s show them how it’s done.The shorter our food chains the better! Let's try growing our own and supporting local where we can ✨🌿 Image from Waste-Ed ... See MoreSee Less
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