Farm To School Conference


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This is a presentation prepared for the BC Provincial Farm to School Conference, November 2009.

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  • On the right is a display that was in the produce department of the local Sobey’s. We need to teach our students what it means for food to be “local.”
  • We strive to teach our students the importance of food. From the first day they enter our building, students learn that food is central to the culture of our school and that we honour our local producers.
  • The Cook Training students enjoy a locally produced lunch at the beginning of each semester. This gives the team a chance to get to know one another before we open the cafeteria and begin cooking for the rest of the schol.
  • For our Local Harvest Dinner 2008, we took the students to a local farm to harvest the vegetables.
  • The next night, the students prepared and served a delicious dinner for the community using the fruits and vegetables they had harvested. This is an annual fund-raiser for our Community Greenhouse.
  • “ Local” can mean many things. It is important to expose all students to BC’s indigenous foods.
  • Each year, a local landscaper delivers hundreds of pounds to the school. We turn them into apple sauce, apple butter, pies and more.
  • Farm To School Conference

    1. 1. I
    2. 2. <ul><li>Located in South-East British Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>School Population: 545 students, 50 staff </li></ul><ul><li>Draw students from 8 valley communities </li></ul><ul><li>4 Feeder Schools </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Cook Training Program </li></ul><ul><li>Foods and Nutrition Program </li></ul><ul><li>Community Greenhouse </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Career Education </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Golf courses dominate the landscape. </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid development of second homes. </li></ul><ul><li>Decline of farms. </li></ul><ul><li>Declining permanent population. </li></ul>
    5. 5. EDUCATE!
    6. 6. <ul><li>Fairmont </li></ul><ul><li>Downey Farm: Greg and Petra Downey </li></ul><ul><li>Windermere </li></ul><ul><li>Win-Valley Gardens: Peter and Lori Robertson </li></ul><ul><li>Edible Acres: Lin Steedman and Oliver Egan </li></ul><ul><li>Winderberry Nurseries: Glenda Wah and Jack Steedman </li></ul><ul><li>Saunders’ Farm: Faith and Gordon Saunders </li></ul><ul><li>Don’s Field: Don Wah </li></ul><ul><li>Sammy’s Garlic Farm </li></ul><ul><li>Invermere </li></ul><ul><li>Zehnder’s Ranch </li></ul><ul><li>CVBG/CSL Heritage Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Community Greenhouse </li></ul><ul><li>Radium </li></ul><ul><li>Firlands Ranch: Richard Larson- Ranch Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Edgewater </li></ul><ul><li>Chinook Meadows Farm: Rick and Dianna Tegart </li></ul><ul><li>McLean ‘s Farm: George and Sylvia McLean </li></ul><ul><li>Brown ‘s Farm: Alex and Penny Brown </li></ul><ul><li>Brisco </li></ul><ul><li>Patty’s Greenhouse </li></ul><ul><li>  Spillimacheen </li></ul><ul><li>Jubilee Mountain Apiaries: Morley Winnick </li></ul>
    7. 35. <ul><li>Patty’s Greenhouse: 130 lbs. tomatoes </li></ul><ul><li>Edible Acres CSA: Pumpkins, basil, potatoes </li></ul><ul><li>McLean’s Farm: 50 lbs. Wheat </li></ul><ul><li>Brown’s Farm:300 lbs. Carrots, 150 lbs. potatoes </li></ul><ul><li>Saunders Family Farm: 10 flats Strawberries </li></ul><ul><li>Jubilee Mountain Apiaries: 1 L Honey </li></ul><ul><li>Chinook Meadows Farm: 20 lbs. Apples, 40 lbs. Root Vegetables- </li></ul><ul><li>Gleaned Apples: Too much to weigh! </li></ul><ul><li>Community Greenhouse: 2 plantings of Salad Greens and Herbs for our Salad Bar </li></ul>
    8. 36. <ul><li>Alison Bell [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Dianna Tegart [email_address] </li></ul>