Stories from the Field Series
These beautifully laid out two page detailed stories feature strong, sustainable Farm to School programs from across the province. Enjoy!
The Farm to School program at WL McLeod Elementary School in Vanderhoof, BC, is a thriving success today thanks to a group of community partners who came together over two years ago to help things take off. View Story (PDF)
Captain Meares Elementary Secondary School (CMESS) in Tahsis is one of BC’s smallest schools with 34 students from kindergarten through grade 12. But with hands-on volunteers, a supportive community and dedicated staff, this Farm to School program is a true example of small numbers making a big impact. View Story (PDF)
Chef Mark Kilner arrived at Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS) on Salt Spring Island in 2010 with a big dream: To change the way students looked at food and the overall culture of food at the school. His first action? To rip out the school’s deep fryers and start up a salad bar. View Story […]
The biggest hurdle overcome by Yarrow Community School in the development of their Farm to School program was not what to do or how to do it; it was taking the first step. And it was applying for a Farm to School BC Start-up Grant in the winter of 2014, a process that helped them […]
Oliver Elementary has been running its Farm to School program since 2008 and today the program not only sustains itself, but also turns a small profit. It’s also sparked the interest and imagination of the community and other school’s in the district. Marji Basso, the school’s lead liaison for the program says that over the […]