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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Fun Family Day Activity Ideas That Promote Learning

Fun Family Day Activity Ideas That Promote Learning

Family Day in Canada (the third Monday of February) is upon us. While it’s a statutory holiday with no school for BC, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan, you can incorporate some learning into your fun-filled day together. Below are some activity ideas...

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5 New Year Resolutions for Kids That Will Make a Difference

5 New Year Resolutions for Kids That Will Make a Difference

We grownups tend to obsess over the same things when it comes to defining our resolve to become better people in the new year. We pledge to spend more time in the gym, eat better, and spend less on excess. Whether or not we stick to these goals, they have one thing in...

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Providing an Answer to Food Insecurity in Canada for 2020

Providing an Answer to Food Insecurity in Canada for 2020

2019 came to a close while maintaining some alarming statistics regarding food insecurity in Canada. The most recent data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) finds that household food insecurity ranges from over 10% (British Columbia) to over 50%...

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