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There's Different Types of Tomatoes?

Episode Summary

Do you know where your food comes from? That may seem like a simple question, but for many youth across Ontario it’s not a simple idea. . We spoke with the 2022 Teaching Excellence in Agriculture and Food Education Winner, Nigel Carlisle. Nigel is a Secondary Teacher at Cornwall Collegiate Vocational School is using ag-focused teaching methods to empower students to become food literate community members. His ultimate goal is to change how his students learn using hands-on experience over tests and books.

Episode Notes

For over 25 years, farmers have attended Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show to learn about the newest and most innovative products and technology in agriculture.  We’re excited to share interactive content from the field that gives participants a unique vantage point to experience agricultural equipment and technology up close and in-person.  To learn more about their upcoming shows visit their website here:

As the voice of Agriculture in the Classroom Ontario, AgScape provides factual, balanced, curriculum-linked food literacy programs and resources to Ontario's educators and students. Learn more about AgScape's programs and resources visit their website here:

The Teaching Excellence in Agriculture and Food Education Award is provided by AgScape in partnership with Canada's Outdoor Farm Show.


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