Ontario Local Food Week
Where: Your Classroom
Celebrate Local Food Week
Ontario’s fifth annual Local Food Week is June 4-10, 2018. Established under the Local Food Act, 2013, Local Food Week presents an opportunity for Ontario’s farmers, farm organizations, agribusinesses, government partners and consumers like you to come together, celebrate and promote the good things that are grown, made and harvested right here in our province.
To help you and your students celebrate Local Food Week in 2018, AgScape has a variety of programs and resources for both elementary and secondary classrooms.
Teacher Ambassador ProgramTM, Grades 7-12
Did you know AgScape offers an in-class lesson on local food? Invite an AgScape Teacher Ambassador into your class to deliver a balanced lesson on local food or choose from one of eleven other agri-food topics available. Click here to learn more about the Teacher Ambassador Program and to request a FREE lesson!
Resource Packages, Grades 1-12
AgScape has put together a Local Food Week Resource Package with a collection of curriculum-linked, interactive resources appropriate for Elementary (Grades 1-6) and Secondary (Grades 7-12). Fill out the resource order form here and return to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your resource package and get students involved in the local food discussion!
Take your students on a virtual field trip across the province as you explore the local food and agriculture practices in each county with AGRI-TREKKING. This interactive, gamified resource is available for grades 4-6 and grades 7-8 with curriculum-linked lesson plans and resources. Explore a new topic each day!
Share your Love for Local Food!
Share how you are celebrating Local Food Week by including @AgScapeON and #loveONTfood in all your Tweets, Instagram, Facebook and other social media posts!