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July 2013 Newsletter

This month from Think & Eat Green: Photos & Stories from the Summer Institute, Blog of the Month, Community Partners in the News, the QE School Harvest, and more!

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TEGS Summer Institute 2013

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, 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!

Preliminary Report from TEGS Food Practices on School Days Study

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:

Plant, Grow, Harvest, Prepare & Share, Compost, Plant...The cycle continues at QE!

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Blog of the Month: 'Speggtrum'

About (from the blog):
Agriculture and Environment is a Course at Spectrum Learning Center.
YES! we do have chickens, we are the pilot school in the VSB

Last Post:
Year End Chocolate Souffle

Can you say yum?

The Spegtrum blog has regular updates on everything from planting and weeding (nettles, no less!), the trials and tribulations of hosting chickens, and much more from Spectrum Alternative School.

Click here to view the blog and +Follow them on Tumblr.

If you run a blog or would like to nominate one for TEGS blog of the month, please send your submissions to prior before the last Friday of each month. Blogs should be Vancouver run and focussed, with a connection to the TEGS network. We look forward to hearing from you!

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