Port Weller Public School: The Treasure within the Garden

In partnership with Port Weller Public School, Peanut Mill and the District School Board of Niagara, we’re happy to let you know that our funded school garden in Ontario is growing and thriving! Read on to see how Katie Wood, our lead project volunteer and her...

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How to Celebrate World Oceans Day 2018

Another UN-recognized international day of celebration is upon us, as World Oceans Day 2018 (Friday, June 8) approaches. The event serves as a reminder about how important the oceans are to our fragile global ecosystem, and that together we need to do all that we can...

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How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring

Jessica Hill, one of the Foundation’s garden expert offers her expertise on how to prepare your garden for spring. Get your tips here. Spring is in the air! How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring It’s that exciting time of year again, the ground is beginning to warm...

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What Does a Community Garden Grow, Besides Food?

When people look at a community garden, it is easy for them to draw conclusions about the direct benefits it has on a community. Simply put, it grows food, and thus can help feed the hungry and serve as an effective way to promote food security in a region. But...

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How to Make a Pollinator Garden

image: earthshare.org A pollinator garden is an oasis for birds, bees, beneficial bugs, and other animals that transport pollen from one part of the flower to another. Pollinators are responsible for fertilizing plants, playing an irreplaceable role in the production...

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Planting the Seeds for a Healthier Future: Jessica Hill

We are pleased to introduce the Foundation’s first batch of post-secondary bursary recipients for the school year 2017-2018 – Carla Hick, B.Sc. Applied Biology, Food and Environment from UBC and Jessica Hill, BASc Sustainable Agriculture from Kwantlen...

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Best Outdoor Learning Apps for Kids 2018

The concept of outdoor learning together with mobile applications may seem like a juxtaposition, but downloading the right app maybe the key to increasing your child’s engagement levels. Considering the clear benefits of outside education, it’s certainly...

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Celebrating World Soil Day Every Day

  World Soil Day was celebrated last week on December 5, with ‘Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground’ being the theme for the 2017 edition. The UN sponsored day of observance wants the world to recognize that soil is a finite natural resource....

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How to Use Pumpkins to Teach Kids About Food Security

It’s October, and no matter where you may be in Canada, there are pumpkins everywhere. This curious looking cultivar of a squash plant currently lines the produce aisle of your local grocery store. They`re found on the porches of home fronts all over town. While...

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How to Celebrate World Food Day in School and at Home

Last month, we released a calendar of events that note international days of celebration that you and your children/students can use as inspiration for learning experiences this autumn/winter. One especially important event, is World Food Day. Here are 3 ways to...

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How to Get Kids Excited About Growing Food

Our Foundation is a big proponent of using gardening/farming to teach Canadian kids about growing food while providing them with invaluable outdoor learning experiences. You can learn more about our initiatives here. However, today’s article intends to help with...

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