Seeds of Inspiration and Plant a Seed–Read! Program Results
This past school year we reached 20,000 students in 472 schools across Canada with this program. And the response has been phenomenal, here are some of the comments we have received from the teachers:
“The children are so excited to come into our classroom each day and see how their plants have changed! They feel like scientists! The books that accompanied the seeds are simply beautiful and have provided a spring board for meaningful conversations!”
– Jessica Shanks, Assiniboine Avenue, NB
“The workbook was colourful and the children enjoyed working in it. The books were beautiful and a good complement to our project. We planted many other things besides the bean seeds for a Jane Goodall Project and I hope that it will have inspired students to become gardeners. They are excited each day as they come in and look at their plants. They water them themselves and are looking forward to displaying them at our school’s Roots and Shoots Fair and then to taking them home. Thank you.”
– Bev Lynch, Westmount Charter School, AB
“We were happy to find out there were resources available to help students with their garden project which has been ongoing for the last two years. The Plant a Seed and See What Grows Foundation has provided us with kits for kindergarten to grade 3 students which included workbooks. This helped with various learning objectives, including being able to describe characteristics of different plants. Having these workbooks in a French version was also very helpful since the school is in a French community. Thank you to the Plant a Seed and See What Grows Foundation!”
– Mathieu Roy, École Communautaire Carrefour, NB
– Diana Martinson, Tisdale Elementary School, SK
Our Seeds of Inspiration program for the school year 2017-2018 reached 20,000 students in 472 schools across Canada
schools across Canada
The Plant a Seed – Read! program aims to reach toddlers, preschoolers and primary grade children through story telling in public libraries across Canada. This initiative is designed to help children fall in love with reading as well as plant seeds of inspiration into their young hearts and minds. We do this by providing complimentary lesson materials in either French or English. This includes organic non-GMO seeds, a themed-colouring book and pencils, and our two empowering storybooks – Plant a Seed & See What Grows and What to Do with What You Grew. After the initial reading experience, we encourage discussion of what is needed to successfully grow plants, where food comes from, and then a hands-on planting activity.
“It was a pleasure working with Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation. This book-based program is a perfect pairing for library programs. They provided us with high quality program materials, including colourful picture books, seed packets and activity booklets, all of which helped us bring families together to learn more about gardening and explore the seed-to-table cycle. Kids were drawn in by the readings and delighted to plant their own seeds to take home and watch grow.”
– Jessica Roy, Bibliothécaire Superviseure Program Development, ON
“Yes, I would recommend the program. It was a rewarding and informative program with make-and-take-home activity.”
– Beverly Ott-Peon, Norwich Public Library, ON
Our Plant a Seed-Read! program for the school year 2017-2018 reached 580 children in 26 libraries across Canada.
libraries across Canada
We would love to continue to grow these programs and expand our efforts, but we need your help. There are many ways you can get involved with the Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation – you can visit our Get Involved page, Help Fundraise, or Donate Now.