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April 2017

F2SVA Spring Celebration!

April 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2017 Spring Celebration Event!! DATE            Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:00-5:00PM: Information Fair, Garden Tours, Great Big Crunch! & Networking 5:00-6:00PM: Dinner 6:00-8:00PM: Lessons from the Field, Stories & Prize Draws   LOCATION      Vancouver Technical Secondary School 2600 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC (Staff parking lot – enter from Penticton Street)   REGISTER        Deadline April 12, 2017 https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/farm-to-school-bc-9899492746 -- click here for the event's agenda! Reminder: Dress for the weather! Bring your own plate, cup, & cutlery!   YOU WILL... Engage in…

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October 2017

School Garden Pro-D workshop (Vancouver)

October 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Are you interested in starting or using a school garden as a year-round learning ground, but don't know how to get started? Do you need tips for working with groundskeepers and administrators? Would you like to meet like-minded teachers with whom to network and share ideas? Then check out an upcoming School Garden Pro-D workshop on October 20, 2017, taking place at the UBC Botanical Gardens. Learn more and register here: http://www2.vsb.bc.ca/vsbprograms/Prod/register.htm?page=workshopdetails&workshopid=2872. This Pro-D is open to both VSB and…

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Health Eating Workshop (Capital)

October 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Friday, Oct 20th from 9am to 12pm Whole Foods and Farm to School BC will be hosting a Pro-D Day Workshop for teachers on South Vancouver Island. The morning workshop will be led by local nutritionist Jodi Holland, RD. Jodi will showcase some tips and tricks on how to prepare delicious healthy food for you and your students. The cooking demonstration will include examples and discussion of different food preservation techniques. The day will finish with an optional store tour provided by Whole…

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November 2017

Grandview-Woodland Learning Circle

November 14, 2017 @ 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
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7th Annual VUFS Forum: Connecting Urban Farmers with Opportunities in Schools

November 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Farm to School BC and Think&EatGreen@School are co-organizing a panel session at the Vancouver Urban Farming Society (VUFS)'s  7th Annual Vancouver Urban Farming Forum at the Pacific Coliseum on November 18, 2017. The Forum brings together urban farmers from across the region, policymakers, food security advocates, and urban agriculture enthusiasts. All are welcome! Your ticket for the day includes a front-stage seat to a diversity of sessions and panel discussions on urban farming related topics, as well as a delicious…

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School Gardening Basics – Workshop (School Gardens Series #1)

November 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Brought to you by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, and Classroom Gardener Megan Zeni. In this workshop teachers, educational assistants, school councillors and other district personnel are invited to broaden their understanding of how a school garden can be used like any other classroom. We will review the social, emotional, cognitive and physical benefits of having a school-yard garden, as well as outline the practical tips and tricks that make gardening with kids enjoyable for everyone.…

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Growing and Teaching in A School Garden: Taking The Next Steps – Workshop (School Gardens Series #2)

November 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Brought to you by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, and Classroom Gardener Megan Zeni. In this workshop, teachers and school staff, who have existing school gardens, will explore the multitude of ways we can expand and deepen meaningful academic learning in the garden classroom. Cross-curricular examples of playful learning and inquiry will be shared, with reflections on how we can document and assess learning in a non-traditional classroom. We will also review practical school gardening tips…

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December 2017

Cross-Curricular Learning in School Gardens – Workshop (School Gardens Series #3)

December 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Brought to you by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, and Classroom Gardener Megan Zeni. In this workshop we will dig into the revised BC curriculum to explore the multiple opportunities for meaningful, hands on learning in your own school-yard. Participants will broaden their understanding of how to develop and support the big ideas, core and curricular competencies in a garden classroom. Specific examples of cross-curricular learning will be shared, along with inspiring stories of student engagement,…

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February 2018

School Garden Ecology Workshop

February 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Brought to you by VanDusen Botanical Garden and instructor Lea Elliot. In this teacher Pro-D workshop, learn how to grow an ecologically-friendly school food garden by fostering relationships between soil, plants and animals. This workshop is designed for teachers who are enthusiastic about gardening, ecology and cultivating a healthy garden ecosystem. It is also for others in the school community who are interested in school gardens, such as support workers and parents. Explore how to grow a garden in concert…

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December 2018

Vancouver Network Gathering: Exploring School Meals

December 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lord Roberts Elementary, 1100 Bidwell St
Vancouver, Canada
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Hear from teacher Brent Mansfield about the new salad bar and meal program at Lord Roberts Elementary, and from retired teacher Cynthia Bunbury about her experiences supporting students to increase local plant-based options in the Sutherland Secondary school cafeteria. Also participate in a world café to share your questions and experience about school food and meal programs! Seating limited. Register here by December 3. Parking: There is free parking right in front of the school. Entrance is off of Pendrell…

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