February is the month of LOVE! The Canola Eat Well team loves to share what we’re lovin’ each month, but often wonder: what is everyone else lovin’?
All month long, we are reaching out to our friends and partners to share some love from East to West, from partners to camp alumni, from us to you (it’s like a big group hug from coast to coast). Feeling the love yet?
Join the fun, leave us a comment below and share what you’re lovin’!
We love organizations that are out there teaching and connecting us with where our food is grown, how it’s grown and who is growing or raising it. Show some love to Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba and Farm and Food Care Ontario. It’s all about #FarmtoFood.
What Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba’s Jessica Brady is Lovin’
My Little Green Thumbs garden!
As Agriculture in the Classroom’s Little Green Thumbs coordinator I get to keep an indoor garden, and since I work from home, it’s right in my house!
The garden brings greenery, light and fresh produce into my home. I find working on it calming and it gives me perspective on what the 35 Manitoba schools with Little Green Thumbs gardens are up to, as well.
Jessica Brady: Work for Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba. Avid reader, rugby player.
Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba: Cultivating an interest in agriculture with curriculum linked programs and resources throughout schools in Manitoba.
What Farm and Food Care is Lovin’
I’m loving #farm365, a new social media initiative that started on January 1 with Andrew Campbell, a dairy farmer in Ontario (@freshairfarmer). Farmers from coast to coast have begun tagging their Twitter and Instagram photos with a #farm365 to show people what is happening on their farms throughout the year.
Early photos have shown newborn lambs and calves – and the immense work that goes into keeping livestock comfortable and farms working during harsh Canadian winter conditions. When the weather warms up in a few months, posts will take followers outside to the spring planting season across the country.
While there have been a few activists try to take over the conversation, the benefits have far outweighed the negative. Teachers have begun contacting Campbell to tell him that they’ve assigned classroom projects to students based on his twitter feed and farmers have been having many great on-line conversations with consumers genuinely interested in knowing more about their food sources.
Kudos to Canadian farmers who are taking to twitter and other social media platforms to open their barn doors, virtually.
Farm and Food Care Ontario: The voice for farming in Canada. Answering your questions about food and farming. Tweeters are FFC staffers – all former farm kids from way back