Upcoming Farm to School BC & Food Literacy Events

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Sonya Rokosh

Apr 26, 2023, 2:21:50 PM4/26/23
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Good morning Kamloops F2SBC Region, 

Please take a look at some upcoming virtual opportunities to support your food literacy programs, the launch of our conference program, and some upcoming funding opportunities. Tis the season for a lot of in person events and programs re-igniting, so please feel free to share those amongst this Google group. I also have a few West Coast Seeds left if there is anyone who needs some for their schools or programs (mostly a few beans, peas, radishes and kale), please reach out. 

Hands on Food Webinar: Win $200 for your school! 

Join us this Thursday, April 27th from 3:30pm to 4:30pm PST for the Hands on Food Webinar and get a chance to win $200 for your school! As an educator, school administrator, or someone working in a school setting, you can participate in trivia during the webinar and stand a chance to win funds for supplies/food needed to implement a Hands on Food lesson plan in your classroom. In addition to the cash prize, you'll also get a consultation with Interior Health Registered Dietitian, Simone Jennings, and will be surveyed after completing the lesson. 


Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn more and celebrate the launch of Hands on Food.


Visit HandsOnFood.eventbrite.ca to register.


F2SBC23 Update: Final Program Launched!!


Get ready to dig into the details of the "Planting the Seed" F2SBC23 Conference taking place from May 18th to 19th on the 2nd floor of the UBC Nest. We're excited to reveal the full program agenda, packed with inspiring presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities. It's time to plan your days and choose your favourite sessions to make the most of this Farm to School BC event.


Visit f2sbcconference.ca/program to learn more and register!
Field Trips (Conference registration not required)
Now open to the public! If you can’t make the conference but would like to engage with local food organizations we’re hosting 3 hands on field trips on May 17th. Hop on a bus and spend the day with us learning more about Native Plants and

Indigenous Pedagogies, School Farms, or School Gardens and Urban Food.

Our goal is to celebrate the work of local food organizations and showcase outstanding initiatives across Greater Vancouver and Squamish areas. Learn more.

Growing Food on the Land in Indigenous School Communities Webinar
The Indigenous School Food Circle is pleased to host a webinar on how school food programs are engaging their students in food forests and growing food on the land. Our speakers will share how they’ve established their programs, what they set out to do, how the program has supported their students and their broader community, and any tips that they’d offer to others who want to involve their students and school community in growing food.

We are pleased to have the following speakers share their experiences:
Jennifer Cameron & Kristen Schott, Beardys Okemasis First Nation
Lisa Troy, Kamloops Food Policy Council
Tim Tomczynski, Hamlet of Tulita NWT

This event will take the format of a 1.5-hour conversation among the panelists, with time for questions from participants and discussion. The conversation will be recorded and publicly shared afterward.

Please use this link to register.
Funding Opportunities 
1. Community Connectedness: $5,000 for community events, workshops, and other initiatives that promote social interaction and build strong relationships.
2. Healthy Public Policy: $15,000 to support initiatives that promote healthy policies that aim to create healthier environments, promote active living and support the overall well-being of community members.

Artists in the Classroom Grants - deadline May 30th 
Artists in the Classroom grants bring professional artists into schools for rich learning experiences. Grants of up to $3,500 for small-scale projects and grants of up to $10,000 for large-scale projects are available. AIC grants can fund up to 70% of total project costs and can only cover eligible expenses. The remaining 30% of costs, including ineligible expenses, must be covered by other sources secured by the applicant. FNSA Schools can apply for grants to cover up to 100% of eligible project costs. 
More details here:https://artstarts.com/aic 

With care, 

Sonya Rokosh (she/her)
Community Animator, Kamloops Region, SD73 & SD83
E: kamloopsregion@farmtoschoolbc.ca
I write with gratitude from the traditional and unceded territories of the Secwepemc Peoples. Kukstemc!

I am employed part-time and I typically will be at my computer on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Thank you for your patience and respect. 
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