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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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08
Jun

Webinar Recap – Sea to School

Sea to School is a term used to describe programs that procure local sustainable seafood for schools and promote ocean literacy. These programs take many forms, from serving local seafood in school lunches, to taking students on field trips to local fishing docks, to incorporating ocean-based curriculum in classrooms. However, in North America, Sea to...
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06
May

Next Meeting of the Edible Education Community of Practice

Our newly-launched Edible Education Community of Practice (CoP) had a great first meeting on March 10, 2021, and we are excited to invite you to join our second meeting on Wednesday, June 2, from 3:30 – 5 p.m. EDT.  This Edible Education Community of Practice (CoP) aims to provide a supportive space for those working...
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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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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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08
Sep

Outdoor Education: a forward-thinking approach to back-to-school

As September rolls around, the age-old concept of “back-to-school” just doesn’t have the same ring as past years.  According to a recently released United Nations policy brief, education as we know it will be fundamentally different, not just today but into the future.  Rather than going “back to school,“, we need different and forward-thinking approaches. One that is...
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06
Jul

Agnes L Mathers’ Greenhouse Grows!

Agnes L Mathers Elementary School, Sandspit, BC 2018-2019 (Grant Year 2)       Agnes L Mathers Elementary School is in Sandspit British Columbia on Moresby Island, and is part of the archipelago called Haida Gwaii situated off the west coast of British Columbia. Our small student population enables students and teachers to spend lots of...
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**We are incredibly pleased to introduce you to the newest members of our Advisory Council (in no particular order)! **Sian NallewegGrace Masse Erin BeagleShiba AnjumEric Payseur Maria HernandezKathleen KevanySibelle El Labban Rose BarcarseSoni Craik Christie Rachael StolbergArzeena HamirKimberly OrrenAmberley RuetzMarianne BoireAs well as our current AC members, Roxana Anna, AC Chair, Patti Murphy and Joanne Bays, Director EmeritusWe are certain that they will all bring experience, expertise and their own unique perspectives and voices to the F2CC table and we are thrilled to have them with us!***Please help us in extending a warm welcome to our new members!***You can read more on our new AC members here: www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/about-us/advisory-council/#farm2school #advisorycouncil ... See MoreSee Less
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