The Plant a Seed See What Grows Foundation is a Canadian Not-for -Profit organization whose mission is “to help create a healthier generation through experiences that connect us to the land and provide opportunities to improve our communities”. They work hard to improve communities across Canada and the communities ability to…
- Help feed children
- Help the sick
- Help people who help the sick
- Help preserve the original seed strains
- Provide opportunities to experience the seed-to-table food cycle
- Feed the micronutrient deficient
The Carleton Place Youth Centre is a local Not-for-Profit organization whose mission is “to inspire, engage and celebrate youth through social, educational recreational activities and community participation encouraging a youth base invested in their local community.” CP Youth has been providing services and programs for youth aged 8-18 in our community for over 25 years. A large portion of their programming involves food. Whether it is free after school snacks, Kids in the Kitchen, baking nights, Foodie Friday or other programs, good food plays an important role. That is why the partnership with the Plant a Seed See What Grows Foundation is a natural fit.
With the help of Plant a Seed See what Grows and The Granary, the CP Youth Centre will be able to improve and expand its community garden. The new garden will have the ability to provide fresh produce to the Centre with extra being donated to the Lanark County Food Bank. Youth attending the CP Youth Centre Programs, free drop ins and Summer Camps (sign up now spaces are filling fast!) will have the opportunity to help in the garden and enjoy the fruits of their labour. The benefits of gardening, community gardens and connecting children with food are all well documented and positive. This is a fantastic opportunity for Carleton Place to get growing together!
Shop Local, Support Local
Much of the funding for Plant a Seed See What Grows comes from the Supplement line Whole Earth & Sea, sold at The Granary. Whole Earth and Sea is a high quality, Canadian made line of health products that contain a nutrient rich base of organic plants grown, harvested and raw processed right here in Canada. Their multi vitamins, Proteins, Greens and more are expertly formulated to provide maximum health benefits. $2.00 from the sale of each and every product goes to support the foundation. By shopping local at The Granary and supporting your own health you can help give back to your community through this awesome partnership.
Want to give back more? The CP Youth Centre is always looking for volunteers, corporate sponsors, board members and more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website for more information.