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 & See What Grows Foundation is proud to bring back (by popular demand) a live-stream storytelling/planting event. Last year’s viewership numbers spoke to the interest, as to date the event has secured an approximate 34,300 views from individuals across Canada. With the call to mitigate the impact of climate change and protect the health of our planet at an all-time high, we expect enthusiasm in this year’s live-stream to be even greater. Is your classroom or household ready to set aside 30 minutes to invest in our planet and future generations through storytime? We thought so! Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s live-stream festivity on the story times of Plant a Seed & See What Grows book written by our charity’s founder, Roland Gahler.
Join Us for Earth Day 2022 Special Live-Stream Event for Kids!
Who is Involved?
We’re proud to welcome back two of Canada’s most celebrated gardening experts, Mark Cullen and Brian Minter for the English story times and no other than Yves Gagnon, for the French narration will conduct readings and follow-up activities for our young viewers and participants. Leelou Poppins, a teacher and volunteer facilitator, will the Foundation’s guest facilitator for the French storytime.
Mark Cullen, CM
Mark Cullen is an renowned gardener, author, and broadcaster who holds the Order of Canada, a distinction which he received for his contributions to promoting and developing horticulture education in Canada and for his ability to explain how Canadians can protect the environment. Cullen is also a volunteer, spokesperson, and consultant for numerous organizations, including the SHARE Agricultural Foundation, the Canada Blooms Flower and Garden Festival, the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute, the United Way, and Home Hardware Canada.
Mark’s storytime will be followed by a planting demonstration for kids/students and hold an interactive Q&A session. To access (FREE) the April 21 event with Mark Cullen you can click here for the Zoom link and you can join us live by going to Plant a Seed’s Facebook or YouTube on April 21, 2022 at 10am ET.
Brian Minter is a Master Gardner who also holds the Order of Canada along with an Honorary Doctorate of Technology among other distinctions. Through the decades Minter has hosted a number of gardening-based programs and is a columnist and author of Canadian Best Seller, ‘Brian Minter’s New Gardening Guide – Fresh Approaches for Canadian Gardeners’. His impressive tenure in promoting gardening and garden communications to the public has earned Minter induction into the Gardening Writers Association’s Hall of Fame.
Brian will follow his reading with a planting demonstration and Q&A session. To access (FREE) the April 22 event with Brian Minter you can click here for the Zoom link and join us live by visiting Plant a Seed’s Facebook or YouTube on April 22, 2022 at 9:30 AM PT.
For over four decades, Yves Gagnon has been passionately developing the Jardins du Grand-Portage in Saint-Didace, where he produces vegetable seeds. A pioneer in the field of constructive genetics, he improves several heritage plant lines through meticulous and careful selection. He shares his experience and his passion for the plant world and ecology by authoring several books on ecological gardening and cultivation. View more on Gagnon’s work here.
Similar to Mark and Brian’s events, Yves will be assisted by Leelou Poppins for the Q&A portion and will follow his reading with a planting demonstration after his French online narration on April 22 at 2PM ET. To access (FREE) the Zoom narration in French with Poppins and Gagnon click here and join us live by going to Plant a Seed’s Facebook or YouTube.
Are you ready to #InvestInOurPlanet by having your kids/students attend these fun, engaging, and educational live-stream events in celebration of Earth Day 2022? Great! Return to this article in the morning of April 21st and again on April 22nd to access the platform links. We look forward to your participation!