Deconstructing Dinner in Our Schools

norwaybcheaderHow do food issues make their way into our public schools, colleges and universities? As Deconstructing Dinner’s Jon Steinman recalls, “I remember graduating from high school not knowing the first thing about growing food and having very little idea how the food I consumed impacted the planet on which we live.” With schools being the building blocks of our society and culture, how do educational institutions incorporate into curriculum one of the most important subjects – food?

The Seaweed Lady / Deconstructing Dinner in Our Schools V

The Seaweed Lady In mid-February, Deconstructing Dinner visited southern Vancouver Island, and in particular the community of Sooke, which is home to an active and well-connected food community. One of those foodies is Diane Bernard who is more commonly known as “The Seaweed Lady”. Diane is the founder of Outer Coast Seaweeds – a producer…

Sustainable Agriculture at Fleming College (Deconstructing Dinner in our Schools IV) / The Local Grain Revolution XI (Sailing Grain Year 2)

Sustainable Agriculture at Fleming College (Deconstructing Dinner in our Schools IV) Deconstructing Dinner is excited to share with our listeners an amazing new agriculture program for new farmers being offered at Fleming College in Lindsay, Ontario. The proposed curriculum touches on many of the areas of focus that Deconstructing Dinner has shared since the show…

Deconstructing Dinner in our Schools III (Ryerson University) / Backyard Chickens VII (Farming in the City IX)

Deconstructing Dinner in our Schools III (Ryerson University) The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, in partnership with Ryerson’s School of Nutrition and the Centre for Studies in Food Security, offers a post-degree Certificate in Food Security. This unique program is offered nowhere else in the world, and can be completed entirely through the convenience…

The Local Grain Revolution I / Deconstructing Dinner in Our Schools II

The Local Grain Revolution I For most Canadians wishing to adopt a more local diet, the overwhelming rise in demand in just the past year has left a large question mark hovering over the heads of many; where is all this local food so many are demanding? The state of farming and food production in…

Deconstructing Dinner in our Schools I (Remastered)

How do food issues make their way into our public schools? As Deconstructing Dinner’s Jon Steinman recalls, “I remember graduating from high school not knowing the first thing about growing food and having very little idea how the food I consumed impacted the planet on which we live.” With schools being the building blocks of our society…

Deconstructing Dinner in our Schools I

How do food issues make their way into our public schools? As Deconstructing Dinner’s Jon Steinman recalls, “I remember graduating from high school not knowing the first thing about growing food and having very little idea how the food I consumed impacted the planet on which we live.” With schools being the building blocks of our society…