What Else Can Your Kids Use Pumpkins For?

What Else Can Your Kids Use Pumpkins For?

There a good chance that your kids have jabbed a utensil into a pumpkin at home or at school this month. But aside from creative carving they may not know that a pumpkin has many other uses, ones that are much more sustainable than spending a couple of weeks...

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Harvest: Seed Saving Time!

Harvest: Seed Saving Time!

This “at-home” activity invites youngsters to collect and save seeds that can be used for food and/or to grow new plants in the next growing season.

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Organic Week, Every Week

Organic Week, Every Week

Never before has there been a greater call to make natural whole foods a part of our diets. It’s one definitive positive to come from 2020 and as we move towards the future it will be our guiding light to healthier living. It’s for this reason that this year’s...

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How to Celebrate International Day of Charity

How to Celebrate International Day of Charity

The 8th annual International Day of Charity is upon us (September 5th). The intention of this occasion is as it sounds, but allow us to share the United Nation’s definition: “The International Day of Charity was established with the objective of sensitizing and...

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How to Celebrate World Humanitarian Day as a Family

How to Celebrate World Humanitarian Day as a Family

#RealLifeHeroes start young… World Humanitarian Day is a UN designated day (August 19) of recognition that celebrates the concept of people helping people and raises public awareness of compassionate assistance worldwide. There may never have been an more important...

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Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt

Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt

Get outside and have some fun! Shopping at a local Farmers Market, farm or Fruit & Veggie Stand offers lots of opportunity for children of all ages to discover how we use plants for food.

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Featured Funded Projects on the Horizon for 2020-21

Featured Funded Projects on the Horizon for 2020-21

We recently shared an update on the Foundation’s Seeds of Inspiration (SOI) educational resources program which to date has reached nearly 100,000 students across Canada. While we’re extremely proud of our team and grateful to all of the partners who have helped build...

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Discover Plant Parts!

Discover Plant Parts!

Discovering plant parts is lots of fun and this “at-home” activity is flexible enough to be fun for
children of all ages.

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Deer Lake School Garden – A Budding Success

Deer Lake School Garden – A Budding Success

One year ago the Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation helped launch yet another school garden program in Canada, at Deer Lake School in Burnaby, BC. As the current school year (such as it is) winds down, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at the...

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Promoting the Circle of Life Through Planned Giving

Promoting the Circle of Life Through Planned Giving

The circle of life is nature’s infinite way of withdrawing and giving back life to the earth. When a living thing passes it supports the birth of another. For example, when an animal dies in nature, its’ remains play an important role contributing to...

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Inspirational Journeys into Naturopathic Medicine

Inspirational Journeys into Naturopathic Medicine

Spearheaded by the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), Naturopathic Medicine Week (May 24-30, 2020) is an annual affair that seeks to teach Canadian communities about the value of naturopathic medicine, healthy living, and disease prevention....

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Interview with Veronica Kacinik, RD, MSc, PHEC, CDE

Interview with Veronica Kacinik, RD, MSc, PHEC, CDE

In our recent post “Be Kind to Animals Week”, we interviewed Veronica Kacinik, RD, MSc, PHEC, CDE and Board Member of the Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation to get her perspective on different eating patterns which includes eating meat for some and...

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Be Kind to Animals Week 2020 – Plant Food for Thought?

Be Kind to Animals Week 2020 – Plant Food for Thought?

Many people are surprised to learn that Be Kind to Animals Week has been around for over a century. It is not some trending new concept being driven by celebrity Instagram posts nor a response to recent events. It all started back in 1915 when Dr. William O. Stillman,...

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Where did Dinner Come From?

Where did Dinner Come From?

This downloadable “at-home” activity provides a fun look at “where our food comes from” for youngsters. It can be repeated using different meals.

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How to Celebrate Earth Day 2020…Indoors

How to Celebrate Earth Day 2020…Indoors

Typically at this time of the year we’d release an article about how you and your kids can celebrate Earth Day (April 22) by enjoying outdoor learning experiences at a local eco-park, beach, or community garden. Things are different for the 2020 edition. Even if we...

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Backyard Garden Observations

Backyard Garden Observations

Fun for preschoolers and elementary students! Download this “from home” activity and use it over multiple visits as natural spaces change especially in the spring and fall.

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How to Celebrate National Nutrition Month

How to Celebrate National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is upon us. While the name is self-explanatory, allow us to provide a little more insight from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During...

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