How to Celebrate World Bicycle Day

How to Celebrate World Bicycle Day

World Bicycle Day pedals onto your calendar on June 3rd of each year. Unlike internet-created celebrations such as Opposite Day or Chocolate Cake Day (sign us up!) World Bicycle Day is in fact a United Nations day of observance: “World Bicycle Day draws...

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How to Keep Wild Animals Out of Your Garden

How to Keep Wild Animals Out of Your Garden

Coming to a community near you… Spring is in the air across Canada. Families will be planting, tending to, learning and bonding in their backyard gardens for the next few months. If your household is among them, you’ve already made the necessary...

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Celebrating International Museum Day by Looking Outdoors

Celebrating International Museum Day by Looking Outdoors

International Museum Day (May 18th) may not appear relevant to the Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation. However, when you look at the mission of this annual event, it’s easy to see how International Museum Day interconnects with gardening and farming at...

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Celebrating Earth Day 2022 | Live Stream Event

Celebrating Earth Day 2022 | Live Stream Event

Earth Day 2022 is upon us. The theme for this year’s celebration is #InvestInOurPlanet which calls upon everyone “to restore nature and build a healthy planet for our children and their children”.  In anticipation of the event the Plant a Seed...

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Funded Project Update – Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary

Funded Project Update – Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary

Back in 2019, Plant a Seed & See What Grows announced that through our support the Surrey School District was to introduce four new school gardens. One of the schools was École Woodward Hill Elementary. We followed up that announcement in 2020, naming Ecole...

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How to Climate Proof Your Family Garden

How to Climate Proof Your Family Garden

After a few years of wild weather, your kids have probably asked about climate change. They may wonder how it will impact them, and if there is anything they can do about it. It may feel like a daunting question to answer, but you have a great place to start –...

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How to Celebrate International Day of Education 2022

How to Celebrate International Day of Education 2022

The United Nation’s International Day of Education is upon us (January 24 2022). The theme this year is as follows: “This year’s International Day of Education will be a platform to showcase the most important transformations that have to be nurtured to...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Young Gardeners

New Year’s Resolutions for Young Gardeners

Are you and your children setting new year resolutions for 2022? Stuck for ideas? If you have a garden in your yard then you’re in luck! A backyard garden can serve as great inspiration for worthy goals that will serve your household and community alike in the...

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Snow Day Gardening Activities

Snow Day Gardening Activities

Winter is upon us and all over Canada snow is falling. even along the western edge of BC where Plant a Seed has its roots. While it makes for remarkable scenery, it can put a damper on households that enjoy spending time together in the garden. Fret not, because your...

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The Importance of Growing Your Own Family Food Garden

The Importance of Growing Your Own Family Food Garden

Working in a food garden is a blast for kids. Having helped spearhead a number of community and school garden initiatives throughout Canada, Plant a Seed can certainly attest to this. The smiles on the faces of children who get involved are priceless. While having one...

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Beat Winter Colds and the Flu with Food from Your Garden

Beat Winter Colds and the Flu with Food from Your Garden

Winter may bring a lot of fun outdoor activities for the family, but it also carries an inflated risk of colds and flus. The last thing any household needs this year is another health matter to be concerned about. But before you rush off to the local pharmacy for...

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Gardening and Farming Shows for the Family

Gardening and Farming Shows for the Family

Plant a Seed is major proponent of outdoor learning experiences that can be enjoyed together as a family, namely gardening. That said, there’s no denying the appeal of cozying together up on an autumn/winter weekend to watch something on TV (or your shared...

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How Teaching Kids About Space Can Educate Them on Earth

How Teaching Kids About Space Can Educate Them on Earth

World Space Week is observed from October 4 to 10 in over 95 nations throughout the world. But why is our Foundation, which is rooted in fostering the earth’s soil for the sake of future generations, inclined to celebrate this event? The answer is found in that very...

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How to Celebrate World Habitat Day With Your Kids

How to Celebrate World Habitat Day With Your Kids

The United Nations (UN) introduced World Habitat Day back in 1985, and it has been celebrated on the first Monday of October ever since. The intent of this International Day of Recognition is to reflect on the state of our habitats (our living spaces), and on the...

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International Literacy Day Resources for Your Kids

International Literacy Day Resources for Your Kids

Literacy is the key to success in education and professional aspirations along with familial and interpersonal relationships. It opens up doors to opportunity, is essential to elevating one’s quality of life, and fosters compassion for others. Recognizing this, UNESCO...

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Garden Design for the Family Pet Too

Garden Design for the Family Pet Too

There are two important days in August that your kids probably know about, even if you don’t. They are International Cat Day (August 8) and International Dog Day (August 26). These whimsical days of celebration shine light on the furry (unshaven dad whiskers don’t...

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Household Guide to Planting a Drought Resistant Garden

Household Guide to Planting a Drought Resistant Garden

Your child is excited about gardening, and has been in the backyard over the last year (or more) toiling away in the soil with a big smile on his/her face. This warms your heart, but your optimism is cautious as you’re well aware of the fact that summertime droughts...

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Garden Design to Attract Birds

Garden Design to Attract Birds

The Plant a Seed & See What Grows Foundation recently partnered with NatureKidsBC and Le Nichoir to put together a virtual tour of a wild bird conservation centre. You and your family can join us on the experience right here. Of course, many households would like...

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Celebrating Garden Days Canada 2021

Celebrating Garden Days Canada 2021

Garden Days is a program that was launched and is supported by the Canadian Garden Council. Every June, green-thumbs across the country come together in celebration of garden culture, recognizing the vital role gardening plays within our communities. This program is...

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HOW TO CELEBRATE WORLD OCEANS DAY – PART II

HOW TO CELEBRATE WORLD OCEANS DAY – PART II

A few years ago, we provided a guide to fun outdoor learning activities for your kids/students to honor World Oceans Day (June 8). 2021 marks a good time for an update to account for the fact that while progress has been made, we still have a lot of work to do to free...

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