Agenda posted for Farm to School Workshop: Exploring Solutions to Common Challenges

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Author: Josie Di Felice

Posted: February 4, 2019

Categories: Edible Education Network / GoodFoodBites / News from Sustain Ontario

Our upcoming interactive workshop with the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at George Brown College, Farm to School in Ontario – Exploring Solutions to Common Challenges, is now just a few weeks away, taking place on Thursday, February 28!

We’re currently busy planning for the day around the responses given in the registration survey so far.

If you’d like to register, there’s still time! A detailed agenda for the day has now been posted.

The event will be a great opportunity for anyone and everyone interested in supporting or delivering farm to school activities in Ontario — that includes teachers, school board trustees, those working in student nutrition programs, non-profit and public health.

Participants will have the chance to:

  • Learn about Farm to School models and best practices in Ontario and Canada by means of interactive discussions and presentations
  • Trouble-shoot common challenges and barriers to Farm to School activities in small groups
  • Explore collaborative activities and areas for continued conversation to support student health and wellness, food literacy, and Farm to School efforts in your community and across Ontario

If you know anyone who might be interested, please share the event with them! We’re looking forward to learning from those within our Ontario Edible Education Network about solutions that have been applied to common challenges (such as food distribution, seasonality, infrastructure, food safety, policy, capacity, and evaluation) so that participants can integrate these learnings into their own work and find opportunities to collaborate.

Learn more and register on the Eventbrite page here (and you can share that you’re attending on the Facebook event here)!

The registration fee for the day is $75; however, cost should not be a barrier to your participation. Please get in touch if you would like to ask for a reduced rate or to have the registration fee waived. Lunch and snacks for the day will be provided.

We hope to see you there!