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25
Nov

Farm to School Alberta Community Animator Pilot gets underway in Northern Alberta!

Photo: Moose steaks sizzle in a pan. A new school meal plan program at six Alberta First Nations schools includes wild game. Ariel Fournier/CBC Two schools in Alberta’s Peace Region are benefiting from a pilot project to establish and grow farm to school in the region in the 2022/23 school year. This project is a...
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25
Nov

Appetite for farm to school in Alberta grows!

Alberta is a proud agricultural province, with the sector playing an important role in its economy. Farm to school activities provide an opportunity for students in Alberta – and across Canada – to access healthy, local food at school, make connections to the people in their community who grow and produce food, and learn about...
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11
Jul

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

On May 24, 2022, the Edible Education Community of Practice hosted the last meeting of the 2021/2022 school year on the theme of land-based learning. In November, we recorded a conversation with three educators, and heard about their land-based learning practices. In March, we heard from two educators about how to incorporate Indigenous plants into...
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20
Jun

The Eastern Townships: when farms and schools become ONE

Originally published on  May 31, 2022 by Equiterre The Eastern Townships region is alive with initiatives and partnerships involving schools and local farms. Together, and with the support of community organizations, they are compete with the best in the country to take school food supply further. The history of learning circles Inspired by the highly...
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14
Jun

Natoaganeg School Food Program

“We are feeling that in order for this [food program] to be sustainable, our kids are always learning about food, nutrition and food sovereignty. We have to make it a pillar like math, literacy, culture/tradition, it has to be something that we are always promoting.” Terri-Anne Larry  Every day students at Natoaganeg School in Eel...
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14
Jun

Kendomang Zhagodenamonon Lodge – Site 1

“I always share, I believe we all learn in different ways, different teachings, and you get them as you go along.” Tanya Moses The Kendomang Zhagodenamonon Lodge- site 1 known as KZ Lodge is a specialized Alternative Secondary School program that is offered to students in Thunder Bay from grade 9 to 12. This program...
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09
Jun

A New Food Literacy Development Framework for Children & Youth

Dr. Joyce Slater from the University of Manitoba has launched a new Food Literacy Progression for Children and Youth, providing an organizational framework for food literacy development from ages 2-18 years. The Food Literacy Progression is a tool that can be used to develop food education programs that build knowledge, attitudes and skills progressively, in schools...
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03
Jun

Maskwacis Education Schools Commission (MESC) Nanâtohk Mîciwin (Universal School Food Strategy)

“The problem with selling food to kids is that it creates a disparity, if you don’t have money; you cannot buy food.” Scott Hall Located on Treaty 6 territory, Maskwacis Education Schools Commission (MESC) operates eleven schools, covering 4 nations; Samson Cree Nation, Emineskin Cree Nation, Montana First Nation and Louis Bull Tribe. The schools...
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03
Jun

Cultural programming through the seasons at Nak’al Bun Elementary School

“Soo ‘int’en”                “Soo ‘et”  In Dakelh, Soo ‘int’en means good work and Soo ‘et means right on or excellent! These are just two of the phrases that Cultural Teacher, Sara Sam uses in her language to encourage her students. Sara’s philosophy is to always say positive things to...
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## A new resource developed by Native Farm to School and First Nations Development InstituteThe ***Native Farm to School Guide: Connecting Traditional Foods, Stories, Language, and Community*** focuses on what food sovereignty can look like inside community education and school systems.It identifies best practices, lessons learned, biggest challenges and case studies of successful programs. **Download the guide here 👉 tinyurl.com/3e2pp6rb****#farm2school #nativefarm2school #indigenous #indigenousfoodsovereignty #indigenousfoodways** ... See MoreSee Less
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Who knew building a root cellar could be this simple?You really don't need anything elaborate to successfully store winter vegetables. We built our Root Cellar entirely with materials that were close at hand. Cedar logs form the walls and ceiling. A repurposed pool liner covers the roof. Soil from a landscaping project was used to enclose the whole structure. Twenty bags of leaves provide insulation around the doorway which is a surplus piece of galvanized metal lath purposed to keep out critters. In spring the leaves get turned into the soil to grow more vegetables. ... See MoreSee Less
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What is Farm to School?
CDN Fact Sheet


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Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
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Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
CDN Storybook


New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


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A New Crunch in School Lunch: BC Farm to School Salad Bar Guide.
BC Toolkit


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Tools From The Shed: Practical resources to operationalize your program
BC toolkit designed to accompany A New Crunch in School Lunch:  The BC  Farm to School Guide


F2S salad bars take root in New Brunswick

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Farm to School Frequently Asked Food Safety Questions: BC Guidelines


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USEFUL RESOURCES

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What is Farm to School?
F2CC Fact Sheets


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Farm to School: Canada Digs In
F2CC Video


Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School: Canada Digs In
F2CC Storybook


New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


Need more help? Contact us!

For information on F2S Grants, email : grants@farmtocafeteriacanada.ca

To contact a Regional lead near you : Regional Leads

JOIN THE FARM TO SCHOOL MOVEMENT AT F2CC

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