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  • School Year Gardens

    Check out this toolkit for high schools to grow foods from September to June.

  • Breakfast Club of Canada

    Breakfast Club of Canada works to ensure that children, especially those that need it most, start their day with a nutritious breakfast in an environment that fosters dignity and self-esteem. Take a look at this list of free workshops offered to develop a new generation of breakfast program leaders!

  • Eat Smart Celebrations

    Celebrations and parties are a fun way to mark special events or holidays and give schools the chance to reinforce classroom food and nutrition lessons. With a few easy changes, most food and drinks can support the health and learning of students and expose them to a variety of new types of food an flavours.

  • How to be a successful lunchroom monitor

    A positive school lunch period can help children to eat healthy foods, build social skills and enjoy their meals with friends. Lunchroom monitors can play a key role in helping children gain healthy eating habits. Here are some tips to help you be a successful lunchroom monitor.

  • How to grow vegetables

    From Asparagus to Zucchini, here's West Coast Seeds' guide on how to grow and harvest vegetables from seed.

  • Where to get seeds in BC

    Need seeds for your school garden? Check out this list of BC seed suupliers

  • Dig It Community Garden Guide: How Local Governments Can Support Community Gardens

    Schools are but one example of community gardens. This toolkit outlines the role municipalities can play in developing and fostering community gardens. Schools can benefit from this document by learning about challenges facing community gardens and successful strategies for establishing and maintaining a school garden. Linking to the community is a key strategy for ensuring the success of your garden.

  • Evergreen School Ground Greening Grants

    Evergreen offers grants for school gardens and school greening projects. There are four application deadlines for the 2010/2011 school year. Take a look at the link for more details.

  • EcoAction Community Funding Program

    EcoAction Community Funding Program is an Environment Canada program that provides financial support to community groups for projects that have an action focus, a community capacity building focus, or a combination of both objectives.

  • Gardening in the north

    Gardening in the north of BC? Connect with other northern gardeners and editor Diana Roberts of Burns Lake, BC through this weekly online newsletter.

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