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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Looking for Outdoor Educational Learning Resources?

If there is one predominant theme found on the Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation’s our website, it’s the unwavering support of outdoor education in Canada. The Foundation has some great educational resources and we love to share some other...

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Why Buy Organic?

In celebration of Organic Week from September 16-24, 2017, our guest blog today is from Rachel Parent, our close friend and volunteer. In this post, Rachel Parent elaborates on the reasons why we should buy organic. Rachel is a Canadian youth activist and founder of...

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Let’s Grow: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of young children? Read our guest post from Rebecca Taylor for great tips on how to do Peer-to-Peer fundraising for the Plant a Seed Foundation.   Peer-to-Peer fundraising (P2P) is a popular method of...

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How to Promote Outdoor Education During the School Year

It wasn’t that long ago that we published an article on how to prevent learning loss during summer vacation, and now here we are on the flip side of the coin, checking in to make sure you’re child doesn’t experience outdoor education loss as the new...

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Outdoor Learning Experiences for Kids with Disabilities

Here’s our list of outdoor learning experiences that introduces your child living with a disability to the great outdoors. Although your child may have mobility challenges, it should not keep your child from reaping the benefits of outdoor learning this summer,...

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Helping Canadian Kids Learn How Food Grows

From tomato plants on balconies to backyard and community gardens, more and more people of all ages are taking time to cultivate their own food. With summer comes the opportunity for kids to get involved in gardening and discover what may become a life-long passion...

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