New Farm to School Canada Grant Stories

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Author: Sustain Ontario

Posted: June 23, 2022

Categories: Edible Education Network / Good Food Ideas for Kids / GoodFoodBites / School Food News / Schools

Chelmsford Valley Composite School, image from the F2CC blog

Another round of Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) grantees have completed their Farm to School Canada Grant terms, and the schools have shared some great stories on the F2CC blog.

We encourage you to check them out (under the “2020 Cycle” heading) to see the fantastic things that can be done with this funding support!

Without access to the school garden during closures, West Ferris Intermediate and Secondary School in North Bay used part of their grant to create at-home gardener kits. Students had the choice to take home seeds to plant in their own garden, or a kit that included a pot, soil, seeds and instruction booklet.

St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Port Elgin used part of their grant to put tabletop gardens into some of their classrooms, with future plans to begin a lunch time salad program. They’re also creating educational exploration kits in the library (e.g. one kit focuses on bees and the environment).

Students at Chelmsford Valley Composite School planted and grew seedlings indoors, before transplanting the seedlings to newly constructed garden beds at the school. The Chelmsford blog post shares lots of terrific student testimonials too.

One teacher at Port Burwell Public School shared in their blog post, “This Farm to Cafeteria grant has provided the means for our small and underprivileged school community to help diminish the food insecurity challenge by creating locally grown food and learning about local places where their families can go to purchase or grow their own food. Thank you for the opportunity.”

Read these stories in full, as well as others, on the Farm to Cafeteria Canada blog!