November 12th | Pre-conference day: Learning from the field

09:30 - 15:00

FULL - Field Trip 2 - Learning about Food through Sensory Experiences and Urban School Gardens - Croquarium - Maison de Quartier Villeray

The organizations Croquarium and La Maison de Quartier Villeray help school children get a better sense of local fruits and vegetables - literally!

10:00 - 16:00

Field Trip 4 - An Apple Orchard to Feed the Future - Breakfast Club of Canada - The C02 Environment Foundation

On the historic grounds around Abbey of Oka, north of Montreal, thousands of apple trees are being planted.

10:30 - 17:00

Cancelled - Field Trip 5 - Healthy Organic Food for Preschoolers from a Producer Food Hub - CPE Les Frimousses du Fort - Accès Québec Distribution alimentaire

The early childhood centre, Frimousses du Fort, goes to great lengths to ensure that healthy, local and organic food is part of the children’s menu.

13:30 - 17:30

Full - Field Trip 6 - Culinary skills and local procurement in Montreal schools - Tablée des chefs - Commission scolaire de Montreal [French Montreal School Board]

The Brigades Culinaires [Culinary Brigades] after-school program teaches high-school students throughout Quebec basic cooking techniques and the principles of healthy eating.