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Apr

The Three Sisters: history, culture and ways of growing

In this webinar, Elder Lix Lopez, member of the Maya in Exile Garden, will  highlight the importance of the Three Sisters – corn,  beans and squash – for  Mayan diet and culture. Through storytelling, he will describe the origin of this popular plant sisterhood, its relevance for the Mayan people and culture, and other Indigenous...
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02
Feb

Sharing our Farm to School Impact Videos

You’ve seen in our 2020 Canada Digs In! Report that farm to school programs support public health, community economic development, education & learning, and community connections. Now hear about these impacts firsthand in our Impact Videos!  In these 11 videos, 7 in English and 4 in French, we hear from our farm to school grantees...
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18
Dec

Webinar Recap: School Food Programming in Ontario in a time of COVID-19

Given all of the restrictions in schools due to COVID-19, school food champions in Ontario are doing what they can to figure out how to continue to advance food literacy programs. Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network hosted a lively webinar on November 17, 2020, to discuss School Food Programming in Ontario in a time of...
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11
Dec

Over 100 Ways to Connect Learning to Gardening

School gardens are a powerhouse for education. This is beautifully demonstrated in the Gardening Project Map, which lays out 101 ways to connect learning to the garden, whether it’s through: Math, Art, Health, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Music, and/or Language Arts. The map was originally published in 1982 in Life Lab’s The Growing Classroom,...
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Photo by Alyson McPhee on Unsplash
10
Jun

Learning about Food at Home: inspiration & resources in the time of COVID-19

Photo by Alyson McPhee on Unsplash While COVID-19 calls for physical distancing, more than ever the world is socially connected, and a hot topic of conversation is food. The pandemic has ramped-up a growing movement in civil society to rediscover and reclaim food systems. Institutions like schools are front and centre because of the essential role they...
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11
Mar

Webinar: Lessons from a Food Literacy Learning Process

Hosted on: March 5th, from 3.15pm – 4.00pm PST. – Delivered only in English, Vancouver BC In this webinar, Edible Education teacher Brent Mansfield shares stories and lessons learned from efforts at Lord Roberts Elementary School in Vancouver to bring together hands-on food literacy learning, and increase students’ access to healthy, local food. The webinar features...
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21
Jun

Local Food Literacy in Schools: Q&A from Ontario

Photo: Burlington Public Library, “Edible Library” In December 2017 Sustain Ontario released its Local Food Literacy in Schools: Frequently Asked Questions Guide to share ideas and useful resources with school champions who are bringing local food literacy into their classrooms.  Since the release of the guide we have shared each of the 10 FAQs as a...
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New Brunswick Farm to School Guide
04
Dec

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

This beautifully illustrated step by step guide, available in both official languages, was designed specifically to support school communities and the local food supply sector in their efforts to advance Farm to School in New Brunswick. While the guide was developed with NB in mind, it draws upon the latest, most innovative approaches and tools...
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A Fresh Crunch in School Lunch: BC's Farm to School Salad Bar Guide
04
Dec

A Fresh Crunch in School Lunch: BC’s Farm to School Salad Bar Guide, 2nd edition

In 2012, The Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) and their many partners wanted to see more children, more schools, more farms, and more communities enjoy the benefits of a Farm to School Salad bar Program. Thus, this guide was developed to support communities in their Farm to School endeavours. It provides practical information, tips,...
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## RESOURCE# **Farm to School Food Guide**🤷 Want to know how Farm to School 🚜🏫 initiatives in Canada align with the new Canada’s Food Guide? 🔎 This fact sheet demonstrates how a Farm to School Approach can support Canadian students to eat well and live well using a self-serve salad bar model. 🥗🥗🥗Check out the full fact sheet with quotes from students who 💯 agree! bit.ly/33S6x7b#farm2school #canadafoodguide #healthyeating #saladbar #eattherainbow 🍎🍊🍋🥑🍇🍆 ... See MoreSee Less
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## Ressource# **Guide alimentaire De la ferme à l’école****🤷 Vous voulez savoir comment les initiatives de la ferme à l'école 🚜🏫 au Canada s'alignent sur le nouveau Guide alimentaire canadien ? **🔎 Ce document illustre le rôle important que peut jouer une approche De la ferme à l’école pour aider les élèves canadiens à bien manger et à bien vivre en utilisant un modèle de buffet à salades libre-service. 🥗🥗🥗Consultez la fiche d'information complète avec des citations d'élèves qui 💯 sont d'accord ! bit.ly/3olomFk#Delafermeàlécole #baràsalade ... See MoreSee Less
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# **Congrats to Fairview Elementary on the launch of their delicious looking salad bar! 🚀🥗🥗🥗 **We're always so proud of our farm to school grant recipient schools! 😊Whole Kids Foundation #farm2school #saladbar #healthyeating #localfood ... See MoreSee Less
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