Firstly, the TEGS team would like to sincerely thank all those who participated in this years immensely successful Summer Institute! The feedback we have received from participants inspires us to continue the invaluable work of this university-community alliance into the future, and we hope that the Institute provided the setting to forge new connections and for re-invigoration. We hope that you as a participant, presenter, or organizer have taken the energy of the Institite home with you, and that the seeds planted there will continue to grow all year long!
If you were @connecting and #tagging via Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, your thoughts, quotes, and photos will be organized into a cohesive 'story' of the Institute which will be featured on thinkeatgreen.ca, as well as next months TEGS newsletter. Photos are now up for viewing on Flickr. If you have your own to contribute, don't forget to tag them using #TEGS13, to stay connected!
A preliminary report has been compiled by the TEGS IEAT team showcasing some truly interesting preliminary results garnered through interviews conducted in Spring 2012. Over 900 students at 26 Vancouver schools participated in the survey, and the preliminary results are very interesting.
Q: Can you guess what percentage of students purchase food at off-campus retailers each week ?
A: Click here to download the document and find out!
TEGS Community Partner 'Fresh Roots' in the News
Last month, TEGS Community Partner Growing Chefs was featured in Savour Magazine. The article offers a brief biography of this fantastic community organization, and contact information about the Growing Chefs program in Kelowna.
“Growing Chefs! is more than teaching kids about urban agriculture. It’s about inspiring our next generation where our food comes from.”
To read more, click here.
TEGS School Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Their Harvest!
We were thrilled to receive pictures taken by Allison Barnes, one of the parents at Queen Elizabeth's Garden and Food Celebration Day.
10 classes of more than 250 children met, sang, planted, harvested, cooked and ate from their school garden. This event was run by the community of teachers, students and parents at Q.E. School. Check out just a sampling of them below: