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Even though spring officially starts in March, the feverish activity associated with May long weekend always feels like the unofficial end of winter hibernation and beginning of spring in the Creston Valley and on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake. The cherry trees are budding, gardens are ready for planting, and the 76th annual Creston Valley […]
This March Joel Comer made the trip from Creston to Vancouver with his family to take in the #BCTECH Summit. This two-day event showcased all the latest advances and new directions affecting the BC Technology Sector. With hundreds of ideas on display and dozens of presentations by top industry names, it was a geeks paradise. To read […]
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Slow Food Columbia Valley is thrilled to announce that our 2016 National Meeting will be hosted in Invermere, British Columbia April 6- 10.
Nestled in the Purcell Mountains on beautiful Lake Windermere with ranchlands, farms and artisanal food producers, Invermere offers the perfect setting to welcome delegates from across Canada, the US, Mexico and Italy to our 11th annual meeting. Slow Food Columbia Valley is busy working on an exciting slate of meetings, gatherings, tours and events, so save the date! We look forward to sharing all of the details of our annual meeting in the coming weeks.
Here is the info and link:
Advancing Farm to School in BC: New National Farm to School Grant Program
Healthy, local, food on the minds and on the plates of all students
An Announcement and an Invitation
Farm to Cafeteria Canada, the Whole Kids Foundation, the Social Planning and Research Council of BC, the Public Health Association of BC/Farm to School BC, and Sustain Ontario/Ontario Edible Education Network are pleased to announce a new Farm to School grant program that will deliver $500,000 to schools in Ontario and British Columbia. These grants valued at up to $10,000 will support bringing the local harvest to schools – engaging students and community in gardening, cooking, preserving, purchasing and serving healthy local foods in a salad bar service at school.
This funding is available for rural and urban, elementary, middle or secondary schools in Ontario and in British Columbia. We encourage First Nations, private and public schools to apply.
The full grant application form is available in PDF format. Please click HERE to retrieve a copy.
The full grant application form is also available in Word format. Please click HERE to retrieve a copy Guidelines to assist with completing the application form are also available. Please click HERE to retrieve a copy.
Completed application forms plus all ancillary materials as indicated on the grant checklist sheet must be received via email at Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s head office no later than March 15, 2016.
Email your completed forms to
Farm to Cafeteria Canada
Canadian Farm to School Grant Project Manager
Be sure to keep an eye on this webpage over the next few weeks, as we shall be posting additional information/tools/links to support your application process.
If you have questions about the grant program, please direct them to the Canadian Farm to School Grant Project Manager.
Let’s get our submissions in and good luck.
Funding support provided, in part, by the BC Government’s Buy Local Program; delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC with funding from the BC Ministry of Agriculture. Funding support also provided, in part, by the Regional District of Central Kootenay.
The BC Ministry of Agriculture is committed to working with industry partners. Opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the BC Ministry of Agriculture or the Investment Agriculture Foundation.