Farm to School Quebec is a program, committed to the education and promotion of agricultural, food and environmental sciences in schools, farms and municipalities across Quebec. The organization has developed an expertise in popularizing scientific concepts to make them more accessible to a youth audience. Farm to School provides a variety of sustainable and local agricultural resources while educating young people about the impact they have in their environment.
Long story short
Farm to School Québec was founded in January 2013, as a student initiative at McGill University’s Macdonald Campus (Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences). In its first year, we provided educational activities in local schools, impacting 350 youth. In 2014, the first summer camp welcomed 45 young attendees over two weeks and in addition offered a tailored program for special needs children. Throughout 2015 and 2016, we grew to provide six weeks of summer camp, initiatives in local municipalities and many more in-school activities. On the 18th of December 2016, Farm to School Québec officially became a registered nonprofit organization. Today, with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Quebec, we are working to expand our services throughout Quebec and further afield.
Passion: Our driving force, and what bonds our dynamic team of young agriculturalists, environmentalists and educators.
Rigor: Our continuous cycle of innovation and improvement ensures we are delivering quality services, relevant to our partners.
Place-based education: A focused approach to providing initiatives adapted to your community
Accessibility: Come as you are – we work to benefit as many as possible and offer free initial consultations.
Sustainability: Our approach values human development, the respect of one’s environment and ensuring an initiative’s longevity.
Fun, scientific and bilingual
Meet our team
Farm to School Québec wouldn’t be alive without these amazing individuals
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.
Student of Food Safety and Food Science. Loves nature and the outdoors.
Daniel LaSalle Sutherland
Farmer, explorer and intrepid foodie.
You are just as likely to find him milking a cow, as reading the Financial Times.
He loves getting his hands dirty and always has a project on the go!
This little hummingbird is an adventurer, a gourmet and is passionate about the outdoors. Through approachable science, she wants to be a catalyst for change so that everyone lives in a better world.
Two decades serving youth through non-profit organizations. Gardener and watercolour artist who loves to combine the two to create floral paintings.
Aspiring farmer, lover of nature and life’s little pleasures. He strives to positively impact those around him and better his surroundings.
Studies life sciences and is always curious. Animal lover. On an average day you’re likely to find her knitting while reading about sheep.
Environmental biology enthusiast who loves asking questions, spending time outdoors, and trying new foods!
To those who have supported us, we wish to say thank you!
Collaborating Individuals and Farms
|Laure Waridel, co-founder of Équiterre and strategic consultant for the CIRODD|
|Martin Lamoureux, teacher at Collège Lionel Groulx|
|Sylvie D’Amours, MP|
|Hélène Laurendeau, Nutritionist|
|Denise Proulx, Associate researcher for Centr’ERE-UQAM, agricultural specialist, lecturer at ISE-UQAM|
|Trudie Resch and Claude Bergeron, Brome et Co.|
|École Secondaire Oka|
|École Secondaire Arthur-Pigeon|