Toronto Food Policy Council Conference April 30 2009 Building the Infrastructure for Local Food in Ontario: Creating public/private partnerships Donald J. P. Ziraldo Chairman, Vineland Research and Innovation Center
Urban Primary and secondary school food courses ……instead of taking away the chips and forcing the children to eat carrots, teach them the nutritional value, how they grow…how to grow them in their back yards.
Rural Secondary school ag courses …. eg NDHS
We have rich institutional food training centers…. that not only use but encourage the use of local food as training grounds for new, aspiring young home grown chefs. George Brown, Niagara College, Humber
School procurement programs in conjunction with above
“ Stages”….. students could become valuable labour pool while learning about agriculture