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FoodShare takes a multi-faceted approach to school food leading a movement of change in the way children and youth eat and learn. We created the model for Student Nutrition Programs, and in partnership with school boards, Toronto Public Health, and community agencies provide grassroots organizing for more than 700 universal programs helping feed 148,000 students daily. Field to Table Schools works with educators, parents, and students from JK through Grade 12, to implement hands-on cooking and gardening activities with the goal of making food literacy a requirement of graduation, and our Baby and Toddler Nutrition program provides training for caregivers in 8 languages. Our School Grown gardens create spaces where students plant, harvest, prepare, cook, eat and sell produce, gaining summer employment and agriculture and workplace skills. Our Fresh Produce Program for Schools provides access to affordable bulk vegetables and fruit, and our Good Food Café demonstrates that children will choose healthy affordable foods in a cafeteria. 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Let's Grow Food Series - Seed Starting Workshop
April 24, 2014

Orlando Lopez and Liz Kirk will be teaching the techniques of seed starting - you will learn essential techniques for growing strong seedlings, make your own biodegradable, ready to plant seed starter pots, take home a seed tray with potted seeds and seedlings. You will also receive vegetable seeds that you could plant in your garden.

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Mead Making at FoodShare
April 30, 2014

Join us for a Mead Making Workshop Led by Experienced Mead Maker Catherine Henderson!

Mead is honey wine and is the first alcoholic drink brewed, earlier than wine or beer. We will make a big batch, sample various brews, and talk about the finer points of mead and wine fermentation.


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Let's Grow Food Series - Beginner Garden Planning - From Balcony To Back Yard
May 1, 2014

Just starting out, or been gardening for a bit and want to take it to the next level? By the end of this workshop you will leave with a garden plan you designed for your space, with expert help on the needs of your growing environment.

Participants leave with resources (planting schedule guide, annotated bibliography, seeds etc) and garden plan.


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