6 Great School Garden Examples to Inspire Your Own

One of the best ways to introduce outdoor learning experiences for kids in your own community is through a school gardening program. In addition to developing horticultural knowledge and skills and providing a sustainable food resource, there are numerous benefits for...

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Outdoor Learning in the Rain

Summer is officially over and the forecast around British Columbia and the rest of Canada seems to concur. As the autumn and winter bring more rain (especially here in BC) many households and grade school classes head indoors to teach their kids. However, did you...

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Where Does Community Garden Food Go?

This query comes up more often than you may think. The reason for this, is that the general public is now seeing community gardens and urban farms sprouting up in the cities and towns in Canada more than ever before. This is good news since community gardens help ease...

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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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