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26
Jun

Croqu’Plaisir: Bringing local fruits and vegetables to daycare facilities in Montérégie, Quebec

An association of daycares in the Montérégie region of Québec (RCPEM[1]) have partnered with Équiterre and the regional conference of elected officers (CRÉ[2]) for the project Croqu’Plaisir. Considering that one Quebec child in five suffers from overweight (Shields, 2005) and that the average Canadian meal travels some 2500km (CAAAQ, 2008), this project aims to increase...
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26
Feb

McGill University wins award for feeding itself

McGill wins award for feeding itself Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 By McGill Reporter Staff Watch McGill’s Local Food Story McGill’s decision to feed itself is bearing fruit. Over the past three years, the horticultural research station on the Macdonald campus has been transformed into a market garden, and is now supplying more than...
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18
Sep

McGill University Sets New World Record for Biggest (Local) Fruit Salad

As reported by CTV, McGill volunteers chopped 5,038kg of fruits, most of it grown at McGill’s Macdonald Campus Farm, to earn the Guinness World Record for the biggest fruit salad ever. Read more here.
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22
Aug

Local Food Provided by Macdonald Campus Farm

Imagine a campus that is able to serve in its dining halls fresh fruits and vegetables direct from its own farm. At McGill this is the possible because of a partnership between the McGill Food and Dining Services and its Macdonald Campus Farm. That is as local as it gets where the distance from farm...
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22
Aug

Green Court Project

Saint-Barthélemy school launched the Green Court Project, which aimed at beautifying and greening their schoolyard. This resulted in the creation of a large organic vegetable garden andseveral plots with flowers and herbs. The project was initiated by a teacher and the Court Green Committee (with parents) with undergraduate students helping to sow, garden and harvest. The project was launched with the House district network of gardens but now it is an independent project. See the project in video! Claude Martel, teacher, martelcl@csdm.qc.ca...
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22
Aug

Local Food at the Menu at Jean Talon Hospital, Montreal

Jean-Talon Hospital in Montreal was the first hospital to join Équiterre’s Soup’s On pilot project in 2007. After 5 years, the hospital continues to offer local fruits and vegetables when in season. 15% to 20% of the total fruits and vegetable purchases made are local produce. During the harvesting season from June to October, at least 1 local...
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02
Aug

Local Food in Laval

Just north of Montreal, almost a third of the City of Laval is fertile farmland. It is a city that has great potential to provide fresh, local and nutritious produce direct to its citizens. However, much of the fruits and vegetables found in grocery stores travel an average of 2 600 km. The City recognized...
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