Seeds For Change

Seeds For Change would like to congratulate the Sustainability Office at the City of Vaughan, who worked tirelessly and presented their Community Garden Policy at the Committee of the Whole in Council Chambers, on Tuesday March 25th. The policy was unanimously passed! Thank you to the representatives from Seeds For Change who went out to support this initiative donning gardening gloves in solidarity! What an incredible achievement!
Thank you to all of the Councillors for their ongoing support, we are planting seeds for change together. read more

Top 10 Woodworking Tools for Carpenters

Woodwork, one of the oldest skills in the world, is the art of making wood objects. Carpenter uses woodworking tools to create useful and attractive objects. It is well known that the quality of woodwork is determined by its tools; for this reason, it needs to discover the features and objectives of its woodworking tools for beginners and how to use them are top ten woodworking tools

Are you up for the challenge?

Seeds For Change has created a new initiative for York Region to grow 2,015 new food garden plots by the year 2015. We have thrown the gauntlet down to other regions in Ontario to take on the challenge in their own communities. This challenge will position York Region as the mobilizer, motivating Ontarians to become an integral part of the global food revolution. read more

York Region Community Gardeners Network (YRCGN)

What is the York Region Community Gardening Network?

The York Region Community Gardening Network (YRCGN) is a group of individuals and organizations involved in the school and community garden movement in York Region.  We are interested in making community gardening and integral part of suburban life. read more

Success Stories

Check out what Seedlings Child Care Centre is doing with their garden! Seedlings Video.

Grow a School Food Garden

A school garden is an ideal place for children to experience hands-on learning about the process of food growing at the same time as creating a tangible link to the food system.  Stewarding the garden helps develop a deeper appreciation for the environment, whilst developing critical life skills.  An edible garden creates a dynamic element to school grounds, a teaching tool, and a community hub for positive inter-generational and multicultural activities.  The gardens blossom into a school and community resource for programming around such diverse topics as:  nutrition, environmental stewardship, art botany, composting, water conservation, community development and food preparation.  The garden teaches children patience and the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle. read more

School Food Garden Program

Benefits to Students

There is growing interest around the world for using gardens as a hands-on learning opportunity that can be integrated into a wide range of subject areas. Studies of food-producing gardens in schools cite the following benefits for children:

An increased willingness to taste and like new vegetables, and an increase in fruit and vegetable intake Reinforcement of nutrition lessons in the class Improved academic performance A hands-on approach to learning about sustainability, ecology and math An opportunity for light to moderate physical activity (especially for those who are less physically active) Increased self-understanding (includes self-esteem) and self-efficacy, improved life-skills, improved teamwork and relationships with others and a sense of empowerment read more

Benefits of Community Gardens

What we eat depends on the soil, air, water and natural miracles like photosynthesis and pollination. Community gardens facilitate the understanding of the connections between nature and what we eat, nurturing our bodies and our souls.  They provide a bounty of benefits.