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16
May

Amplifying Youth Voices: A recap of activities in March 2022

Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) works towards realizing vibrant and sustainable food systems by supporting school communities to get more students get more kids growing, cooking, serving and eating local food at school.Through a recent strategic planning process, F2CC identified a need to create a National Youth Engagement Strategy that amplifies the voices of the...
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12
May

Edible Education Community of Practice Webinar: “Walking Forward: Learning from Place”

The final Edible Education Community of Practice meeting of the 2021/2022 school year will be held on Tuesday, May 24 3-4 PST / 6-7 EST! If you are a teacher who wants to integrate First People’s Principles of Learning into your outdoor education, this will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about ready-to-use resources....
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21
Apr

Edible Education Community of Practice Webinar: “Decolonizing Your Garden”

On March 2nd, 2022, the Edible Education Community of Practice hosted a conversation to explore ways to incorporate Indigenous plants and ways of knowing into teaching gardens, and heard about examples from two educators. In order to continue the conversation from the November webinar about Land-Based Learning, two guest speakers shared their experiences:  Lori Snyder,...
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13
Apr

Aspen Park Elementary runs the salad bar successfully!

Aspen Park Elementary, Comox, BC Grant term 2020-2022 By Sarah Picard, Salad Bar Coordinator The Salad Bar has been amazingly successful at our school so far! Today [spring 2021] was our seventh service at Aspen Park Elementary. After several meetings with the school administrators to coordinate how we could run the Salad Bar service safely...
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17
Feb

How Farm to School Supports Climate Action

Photo: Skeetchestn Community School garden, Kamloops, BC At Farm to Cafeteria Canada, we’ve been thinking a lot about the role that school food programs can play in climate action. After all, the way that food is handled all along the food supply chain impacts our energy, water and land use, greenhouse gas emissions, and soil...
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15
Feb

Farm to school programs advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In June 2021 Food Secure Canada published the paper School Food and the Sustainable Development Goals: A pathway to meeting multiple goals and targets. This paper looked at the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals and demonstrates how school food initiatives are a strong pathway to advancing them.    In January 2022 the Coalition for Healthy...
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18
Nov

Learning from the Land – A written compilation of resources and stories

“Learning from the Land: Resources and stories from K-12 schools engaging with Indigenous plants and pedagogy”, published in November 2021 by our BC project partner Public Health Agency of BC (PHABC), is a written compilation of resources and stories highlighting programs related to Indigenous plants and pedagogy within schools located in what is colonially known...
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01
Oct

F2S Month 2021: Celebrating Land-Based Learning

Farm to school, also known as local food to school, is grounded in re-learning, re-establishing and acknowledging and supporting existing place-based food systems. As F2CC works to advance food systems rooted in place, and as we work to better honour Indigenous ways of knowing and being, we were pleased to share that during Farm to School...
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16
Sep

Envisioning the many ways farm to school comes to life

We’ve just developed these 2 visuals to celebrate and amplify the many ways that farm to school takes shape in different communities, and to show how farm to school involves the whole local food system. Thank you to Carina Nilsson, Illustrator and graphic recorder, for putting our vision into graphics! Please enjoy them and share...
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08
Sep

A Beautiful Garden to Support Hands-on Learning and Curriculum Teaching

École Birchwood, Saint-Lazare, Québec 2020-2022 (Grant Year 2) Located in Saint-Lazare in Montérégie, this school’s initiative is based on the development of their vegetable garden. In fact, the school invested half of the Farm to School grant to buy a “Nutritower”. This tool utilizes a newer technology called hydroponics, i.e. the unique use of water...
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# **Les Petite Pousses!****Birchwood Elementary in Saint-Lazare, Québec **started their garden and “Nutritower” program, Les Petite Pousses, after receiving a Farm to School Canada grant in 2020. After sending us an update last year, they also created a beautiful video to share with us what they had accomplished and to hear from the students about why they love their new program!👀 **Watch their video here: **https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UILuQy2OePs📖 **Read their farm to school story here:** www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2021/09/a-beautiful-garden-to-support-hands-on-learning-and-curricul...Équiterre #farm2school #localfood #schoolfood #schoolgarden #handsonlearning #foodliteracy ... See MoreSee Less
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We have posted the last of the videos in the **Teaching the Curriculum through Food** series with Growing Chefs! Ontario!Watch: 1. **[Strategies for Cooking and Preparing Food in the Classroom ](youtu.be/nZWwGIWy03s)**(13 mins) explores strategies for preparing food right in the classroom.1. **[Resource: Working with cooking tools in your classroom ](youtu.be/fDcH2jGEwMM)**(4 mins) explains and demonstrates some of the ways students can gain confidence in using cooking tools.***...and so many more!*** What a great resource for teachers who want to bring #localfood and #foodliteracy into their classrooms. 🙌www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2021/10/teaching-the-curriculum-through-food/#farm2school #schoolfood #handsonlearning ... See MoreSee Less
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