Case Studies

School Grown at FoodShare
FoodShare’s School Grown is a schoolyard farming project that employs students in running urban market gardens. This innovative project is a part of FoodShare’s Field to Table Schools program, a multi-faceted approach to school food, leading a movement of change in the way children and youth eat, grow and learn.
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Frontenac and Pittsburgh Prison Farms
Prison farms have been around since the establishment of correctional institutions in Canada. When first mapped out, many of the federally funded prisons had some kind of farm annex as part of their development plan or, at minimum, acquired a substantial amount of land on which farming would be possible. This farmland was managed by prison staff, worked by the inmates, and produced food for the prison itself.
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McGill Feeds McGill
McGill University, through a partnership of the McGill Food Systems Project, McGill Food and Dining Services and Aramark, purchase large volumes of produce from the Macdonald Campus farm, mostly during the harvest.
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Community Harvest at the Ottawa Food Bank
The Ottawa Food Bank’s Community Harvest program handles donations of fresh food and gleaning opportunities from regional farmers, but now also grows significant volumes of fresh food on a farm site donated by an area farmer.
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