F2SBC Conference: Planting the Seed

Planting the Seed: Harvesting connections, ideas and community

Farm to School BC’s first provincial conference will convene a diverse group of food champions who are working to bring more healthy, local, and sustainable foods to the minds and plates of students in K-12 schools across BC.

Set for May 18th to 19th, 2023. Together, let’s harvest connections, ideas, and community this spring!

  • Goals: To celebrate the impact of both budding and established school food initiatives, listen to diverse f2s champions’ experiences and perspectives around school food, and generate a revitalized sense of connectedness and empowerment in our community.
  • Theme: Planting the seed: Harvesting Connections, Ideas and Community.

Direct questions and concerns to Emily Faris our Event Coordinator at events.coordinator@farmtoschoolbc.ca.

Farm to School BC is a Public Health Association of BC program for public good and is supported by the Province of British Columbia.


Learn more: f2sbcconference.ca



The early bird registration has closed, and final ticket prices are now in effect. Remember, we offer discounts for students attending secondary or post-secondary institutions and for seniors aged 65 and above.

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Draft Program Released

Farm to School BC is thrilled to unveil the preliminary schedule for the “Planting the Seed” Conference! Take a sneak peek at the two-day itinerary.

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Support the Conference

Promote sustainable local food systems by supporting Farm to School BC’s 2023 Conference, Planting the Seed. Bursaries will fund equitable, diverse representation and participation.

Sponsorships will fund operational expenses. Be recognized as a force for public good with your organization’s brand on our conference materials. Learn More 


Faces of the Conference

Familiarize yourself with our Keynote Speakers, Megan Zeni, Room to Play Consulting, and Jared Qwustenuxun Williams, Indigenous Food Educator.

Also, get to know the Program Advisory Body (PAB) members who are instrumental in shaping our program. Learn More



We are in search of volunteers who can assist us in making this conference a success.

The commitment required is a total of eight hours of work spread over the two days of the conference.

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Conference Field Trips

As part of our goal to highlight and celebrate the work of local food organizations, we are hosting three field trips on Wednesday, May 17th.

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Social Event

Join us for the post-conference networking and social event on May 18th from 4pm to 6pm at the Gallery on the 4th floor of the Nest.

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Venue and Accommodations

This conference is taking place in The Nest at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Further details about how to get there, accessibility, and discounts for nearby hotels are on our website.

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