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Free virtual Food Literacy program for students in grades 3-8, full of interactive resources to showcase the local food system!

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Register and join us for a free virtual program where we will learn about the local food system in Ontario! This program is designed to show you how the food we eat gets from the farm to our plates and give you an inside look at some of the businesses and people that make that happen. This year we will be working with Growing Chefs! Ontario to explore the following stages: Production, Transformation, Distribution & Retail, Consumption, and Disposal.

This program is perfect for parents & teachers connecting with students in their classrooms or those in a home learning environment!

NOTE: this program is designed for Elementary grade students (grades 3-8).

Program Offerings: 

  • Access to a live Q&A session on May 11th @ 10am  with local tomato farmers – hear directly from the source as to how they grow their tomatoes, what they do on an average day, availability of tomatoes, and more!  
  • Access to an extensive resource library with educational videos, worksheets, and activities for you to try in the classroom or at home 
  • Food focused demonstrations and downloadable lesson plans from Growing Chefs! Ontario
  • and much more!  

*Resources on program platform will be accessible throughout the school year  *

Registration will close May 9, 2021.

For questions, please contact thegrove@westernfairdistrict.com

The Grove

The GROVE at WFD is an agri-business hub where participants share resources, space, and connections to create the right conditions for innovation, and growth. One of The GROVE’s main pillars is agriculture education which we achieve with the help of many partners. The GROVE has a great partnership with Growing Chefs Ontario, as well as long-standing connections with many valued local farmers, and local and provincial commodity groups that together provide a unique, interactive, educational programs featuring food literacy, food chains and good food! The GROVE team is adapting to virtual content this year in light of the global pandemic and will present it's annual Agri-Food Experience virtually!


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Growing Chefs! Ontario

Growing Chefs! Ontario is a registered charity based in London, Ontario. We unite Chefs, growers, educators and community members through integrated food education projects.

Our Mission: To change the way children, youth, families and the community learn about and develop healthy relationships with food.

For 12 years, Growing Chefs! Ontario has proven itself as a leading organization in Ontario, creating and providing impactful hands-on cooking and food literacy programming for schools, children, youth and families. Over 35,000 children and youth across London and area have participated to date

Our projects have been offered in partnership with over 100 schools and dozens of community organizations across London and area over the past decade.

All Growing Chefs! programs provide hands-on experiential learning opportunities designed to improve food literacy and an understanding of food systems.


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