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13
Jan

New food program gives high school students lessons in sustainability — and tasty tacos

Holy Heart of Mary High School, St. John’s, NL Grant term 2022-2024 CBC News Dec 10, 2022 11:59 AM CST Amanda Gear Farm to Cafeteria teaches schools sustainable food production and funds kitchen equipment Read the original CBC news story here and watch their video coverage of Holy Heart’s salad bar day A new national...
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30
Nov

Birchmount School in Moncton takes its learning to the gardens

Alana Pickrell CTVNewsAtlantic.ca Video Journalist Published Nov. 21, 2022 3:28 p.m. CST Birchmount School in Moncton, New Brunswick was recently paid a visit by CTV News where they shared their excitement and future plans around their new 2022 Farm to School Canada grant. Their goal is to feed the school’s 200 students year long from an...
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14
Nov

From Planters to a School Food Forest

Toronto’s Kapapamahchakwew Wandering Spirit School has big plans for a sustainable food system Ismaila Alfa from CBC’s Metro Morning in Toronto met with a class at Toronto’s Kapapamahchakwew Wandering Spirit School, a 2022 Farm to School Canada grant recipient. He spoke with the Outdoor Education teacher, Laurie LaBrecque, as the grade 3 class was playing the three sisters...
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18
Jul

What have our 2020 Grant Recipients been up to?

Two years of growing, learning and participating in local food systems! About the Farm to School Canada Grants Offered in partnership with Whole Kids Foundation and delivered directly to schools, Farm to School Canada Grants are valued at up to $10,000 each and are designed to bring more healthy, local foods into school communities. They...
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18
Jul

Students Exploring Nutrition and Making Connections

Wiikwemkoong High School – Wikwemikong, ON Grant term 2020-2022 The Wiikwemkoong High School provided opportunities to enhance student’s learning and understanding of a variety of concepts through the green industries course offered. The students focused on growing vegetables from the seeds in the community greenhouse, to rearing them and transplanting them into the local community...
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24
Jun

Food Sovereignty in 3 Grow Projects at Sturgeon Lake School

Photo: Grade 4/5 students planting potatoes eyes Sturgeon Lake First Nation School, Valleyview, AB Grant term 2020-2022 Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation School, home of the Eagles, is located in northern Alberta, and is part of the Treaty 8 area. There are 126 students from K4 – Grade 12 and many of them love to hunt,...
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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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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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# **Call for proposals!****The [call for proposals](farmtoschoolbc.ca/f2sbc23-call-for-proposals/) is open for PHABC & Farm to School BC's 2023 conference: **## **Planting the Seed: Harvesting connections, ideas, and community****Open now until February 15th, 2023, **proposals may focus on any promising practice, innovative initiative, experience-based observation, policy, and/or research effort to advance the movement toward healthy, local, and sustainable foods for students. *Successful applicants will have access to their reduced presenter registration rate for the conference (50% reduced ticket price).***For more info on proposals and other conference details: **www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2023/01/farm-to-school-bc-conference/Farm To School BC Public Health Association of BC: PHABC #2023conference #plantingtheseed #farm2school ... See MoreSee Less
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I saw this and laughed; my new community is SO creative! But seriously folks, WHILE we shake some funds from core budgets for PAID positions, HOW can we get more helping hands in our schools. This is a REAL conundrum post pandemicI am writing an article on this and would LOVE to hear your thoughts ... 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!
CDN Video


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

Looking for salad bar equipment in BC?


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Farm to School Frequently Asked Food Safety Questions: BC Guidelines


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For Information about your grant Email: grants@farmtocafeteriacanada.ca

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Put your School on the National Farm to School Map

 

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USEFUL RESOURCES

f2s_aboutus_2015_en_online

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

Become a member of Farm to Cafeteria Canada

(Membership is free. Receive 2 newsletters a year and intermittent announcements.)

Add your school to the National School Food Map!

 

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