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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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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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17
May

Kweselkten Agriculture Guide

The Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations (CFDC of CIFN) developed this Kweselkten Agricultural guide.  This guide provides information about agriculture techniques and activities through conversation with local producers living and growing food within the Secwépemc territory, including Tk’emlups, Simpcw, and Skeetchestn, and well as on Nlaka’pamux territory.  In this guide, you...
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14
Apr

The Millénaire Story

Pavillon au Millénaire, La Baie, Québec 2020-2022 (2ème cohorte boursière) Historique du projet au Millénaire : Le pavillon Au Millénaire est un projet à saveurs particulières et novatrices du Centre de service scolaire des Rives-du-Saguenay qui a ouvert ses portes en août 2017. On y compte 169 élèves et environ 25 membres du personnel provenant de tout le territoire du...
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13
Apr

Aspen Park Elementary runs the salad bar successfully!

Aspen Park Elementary, Comox, BC Grant term 2020-2022 By Sarah Picard, Salad Bar Coordinator The Salad Bar has been amazingly successful at our school so far! Today [spring 2021] was our seventh service at Aspen Park Elementary. After several meetings with the school administrators to coordinate how we could run the Salad Bar service safely...
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17
Feb

How Farm to School Supports Climate Action

Photo: Skeetchestn Community School garden, Kamloops, BC At Farm to Cafeteria Canada, we’ve been thinking a lot about the role that school food programs can play in climate action. After all, the way that food is handled all along the food supply chain impacts our energy, water and land use, greenhouse gas emissions, and soil...
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15
Feb

Farm to school programs advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In June 2021 Food Secure Canada published the paper School Food and the Sustainable Development Goals: A pathway to meeting multiple goals and targets. This paper looked at the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals and demonstrates how school food initiatives are a strong pathway to advancing them.    In January 2022 the Coalition for Healthy...
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18
Nov

Learning from the Land – A written compilation of resources and stories

“Learning from the Land: Resources and stories from K-12 schools engaging with Indigenous plants and pedagogy”, published in November 2021 by our BC project partner Public Health Agency of BC (PHABC), is a written compilation of resources and stories highlighting programs related to Indigenous plants and pedagogy within schools located in what is colonially known...
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20
Oct

Food Forests — edible landscapes that do more than feed us

In celebration of this year’s Farm to School Month, which is focusing on land-based learning, we wanted to dive into the benefits of food forests, and why schools and communities across the country are putting them in place. In this CBC article, for instance, Port Elgin Regional School in Ontario highlighted how they “worked with...
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01
Oct

Land-based Learning Resource List

Photo credit: Government of BC and Feed BC, from Traditional foods and Indigenous recipes in B.C.’s public institutions Education about our local food system must tie back to the land and its histories and stories. Land-based learning involves learning from the land and water, and understanding and fostering our connection to them. Farm to school...
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## Resource!# **Kweselkten Agriculture Guide**In this guide, you will learn from Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are knowledgeable in farming and sustainable agriculture. Included all through the guide are helpful videos and resources on various topics including Setting up your Farm, Land Management, and Selling and Distribution.*Developed by The Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations (CFDC of CIFN).***This and MANY more resources are available in our Resource Centre! **www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2022/05/kweselkten-agriculture-guide/#farm2school #agriculture #sustainableagriculture #localfood #NationalIndigenousHistoryMonth ... See MoreSee Less
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