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07
Jun

Harbour View High school – Climate Action A Way of Life

Photo: Georgia (Grade 10), Aidan (Grade 11), Joanna (Grade 10), Olivia (Grade 10), Paige (Grade 11), Ben (Grade 11), Ruhamma (Grade 12) Harbour View High School, Saint John, NB Grant term 2020-2022 In September 2018, a group of twenty-three students formed a Climate Action Group within our school. Their vision was ambitious and wide-ranging. They...
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07
Jun

H.C. Avery Middle School – The joy of growing our own food

H.C. Avery Middle School, Winnipeg, MB Grant term 2020-2022 “I didn’t know growing your own food was this fun and easy to do!”  This was one of the messages heard from students who participated in building, preparing, growing, and eating hydroponic-grown lettuce through the Farm-to-School grant at H.C. Avery Middle School in Winnipeg, Manitoba. H.C....
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07
Jun

Growing Together…Caring, Capable Citizens in a Changing World!

Kidston Elementary, Coldstream, BC Grant term 2020-2022 We are currently meeting the educational needs of approximately 420 students enrolled from Kindergarten through Grade 7. We are located in a pristine area of Coldstream in the beautiful Okanagan.  The location of our school affords us connections to Mackie House, Sovereign Park, Bishop’s Bird Sanctuary, Kal Park...
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07
Jun

Sk’elep School of Excellence: Hands-On Experiential Learning

Sk’elep School of Excellence, Kamloops, BC Grant term 2020-2022 Over the past few years, Sk’elep School of Excellence has partnered with Q’wemtsin Health Society, Farm to Cafeteria Canada, and the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Indian Band to develop a food sovereignty plan. With this financial support, the first phase, the school gardens, was completed with 10...
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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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18
May

Churchbridge Public School – Getting Kids Gardening

Churchbridge Public School (CPS), Churchbridge, SK Grant term 2020-2022 Churchbridge Public School (CPS) is a K-12 school in the town of Churchbridge, Saskatchewan, about 2.5 hours east of Regina. It is also one of the first Saskatchewan schools to receive a Farm to School Canada Grant.  Like many grant recipient schools in 2020, CPS was...
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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

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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02
May

Grow Food Everywhere: An Intergenerational School Garden Pilot in Comox Valley

This report summarizes the Intergenerational School Garden Pilot Program that took place in BC’s Comox Valley between April 2021 to November 2021. In it, you’ll find practical tips, as well as outlines for student activities.  The pilot program outlined in the report demonstrates how 8 participating schools in School District 71, with the help of...
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26
Apr

Students at Fairview Community School grow their own food!

Fairview Community School, Nanaimo, BC Grant term 2020-2022 Students at Fairview Community School, in Nanaimo, have just completed their 2nd round of celebration salads where they were able to eat local foods in their classrooms. Students grow their own seedlings for the school garden and harvest the microgreens for their own locally-sourced, personal salads. They...
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