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REYNOLDS L.U.N.C.H. Program inspired by BC FARM TO SCHOOL. All the photos come from our own courtyard garden except one was taken at Madrona Farm. VISION FOR REYNOLDS. Farm Fresh L.U.N.C.H. L OCALLY U NITED for N UTRITION and C OURTYARD H ARVEST. Goals. Connect to local organic farms
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REYNOLDS L.U.N.C.H. Program inspired by BC FARM TO SCHOOL All the photos come from our own courtyard garden except one was taken at Madrona Farm
VISION FOR REYNOLDS • Farm Fresh L.U.N.C.H. • L OCALLY • UNITED for • NUTRITION and • COURTYARD • HARVEST
Goals • Connect to local organic farms • Provide healthy salad bar lunch option once a week to staff and students at Reynolds • Have a course where students could run the program • Showcase at least one item each salad bar from our own courtyard garden • Educate about; local organic food, food security and healthy choices
Special Needs Class-Soups Local farms IDS Independent Directed Studies for 6-8 students to run the salad bar Canteen Kitchen Salad Bar Courtyard Garden
Where are we at? • We held an evening meeting for interested students, staff parents and community members winter 2010 • We created a steering committee • We created a Vision • We connected to experts • Ken Nakano– Island Chefs Collaborative • Joanne Bays– Farm to School Program Expert • Tracy Cullen – VIHA • Marnice Jones– Healthy Schools Coordinator • Madrona & Healing Farms • Emma Lansdowne-- Gardener • We raised money to upgrade our canteen • We purchased a salad bar device • We are in the process of getting our Courtyard Garden Really Producing
Principal Alana Charlton • Supports everything we do • Advocate for healthy eating, green space and supporting local farms
Marnice Jones • Coordinator Healthy, Safe and Caring Schools • Victoria School District #61 • Helps us coordinate meetings, gives input on steering committee, important resource
Tracy Cullen • Community Nutritionists • Vancouver Island Health Authority • Primary liaison with Farm to School program • Important resource for health regulations
Emma Lansdowne, Matt Ashmead, Erich Nahser-Ringer • Local gardeners/learners and horticulturalist • Knowledge and expertise in helping us with our own garden
Heather Coey with Student team (Aldyn Chwelos, Alastair Kierulf, Emma Kinakin, Griffin Marsh, Samantha Norton, Callie Warden, Meaghan Dinney, Marketa Hlavon, Klara Hlavon, Danielle McLean, Lochlan Ellis) • Environment & Sustainability Coordinator, Reynolds Secondary School • Organize the “Nuts & Bolts”...or “Roots & Shoots” of the program
Local Farm Partners • Madrona Farm (http://madronafarm.com/ ) • Healing Farm (http://www.healingfarm.ca/
Ken Nakano– Island Chef’s Collaborative http://www.iccbc.ca/public/index.html • Ken was very helpful in helping us to know how much produce we were going to require for our needs • He has agreed help get the students running the program a work experience placement in an ICC restaurant.
Joanne Bays—Farm to School Programhttp://www.phabc.org/modules.php?name=Farmtoschool&pa=showpage&pid=40 • Current Co-Chair of the Vancouver Food Policy Council • Co-Investigator in a community based research project exploring the impact of school food systems on climate change. • Over the past two years has lead the development of a province wide Farm to School Network linking farm to school activity in urban, rural, remote, and aboriginal communities.
Time Line—Take it slow...get it right • April – June 2010... COMPLETE • make connections to local farms • create steering committee • design infrastructure with farm partners • source and obtain equipment needs, access grants as needed • Sept 2010- June 2011 • work to have courtyard fully functioning and producing • Create IDS (Independent Directed Studies) for 6-8 Students to operate the salad bar • get parents involved • test run • Sept. 2011 • Full Roll out with goal to have 1 salad bars offered per week by January 2012
Stay Tuned to Hear How the Salad Bar Turns out! (yes we were eating local organic pizza )