École-O-Champ / Farm to School - what is it?
Have you ever wondered about these things? Where does my food come from? What is grown in our northern climate? How do you grow a nut, an asparagus, a pig, a tomato, a squash? Raw milk cheese, what is it? Do chickens have teeth? Can we eat duck eggs or geese eggs? Do our clothes come from sheep’s wool, animal skins or made from plants? What is a pigment? What types of meat can be produced near you? What exactly is a farmer?
Our team at Farm to School / École-O-Champ (EOC) will demystify all these questions. We are experts in many fields such as agriculture, food, environment, science and especially… fun!
Farm to School/ École-O-Champ has expertise in teaching about all these topics through activities, which we call educational modules. Our experts are farmers, and students or graduates of programs in agriculture, agronomy, environment, dietetics, nutrition, food and education. Our objective is to promote local agriculture and get to know who grows our food. Farm to School provides agricultural education adapted to the reality of your environment. We do not tell anyone what to do. Instead we seek to value the agri-food resources that you already have around you and encourage you to partner with Farm to School!
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Meet Our Team
A dynamo, known by many as “Mother Nature”, her favorite vegetable? The tomato! She is an Agronomist that loves to share her passion for our agricultural heritage with young people.
Dr. Caroline Begg
Worked in agriculture in Tanzania, the Philippines, and in the Laurentians, loves teaching agriculture at McGill and is happiest in the garden
Farmer’s son, works in Agricultural financing, youth enthusiast, loves to travel and try new foods.