Seed by Seed

What You Can Do

Eat Organic

Organic foods reduce the use of chemicals that require large amounts of energy to produce, pollute the soil and water, and present human health impacts. The growth rate for organic food in 2009-2010 was 7.7%; organic food now accounts for nearly 4% of all food sold in the U.S.

Eat Local

Shop at your local farmer's market to meet the people who are growing your food and enjoy the superior tastes that come from your home soil! Shopping locally reduces the travel time of your food, which is usually between 1500-2000 km, improves the livelihoods of small, non-factory farmers, connects you to your food and reduces the global footprint of your meals!

Grow your own Food

The most personal relationship we can have with our food is to grow it ourselves. Plant your own vegetable gardens, engage your family and appreciate the care it takes to grow what you eat. You can also learn about urban farming methods and take part in community garden projects in your area.

Join a C.S.A.

Joining a community supported agriculture organization—a CSA—enables your to enjoy some of the freshest picks of your local farmers' harvests on a weekly or biweekly basis by purchasing a ‘share’ of a working farm in your area. Click here for a list of CSA directories across Canada.

Enjoy Meal Time

We believe that food sparks connection and conversation. There is something special about sitting down with people, enjoying a meal together and talking about your day. Let food to be a link between yourself and those around you. Eat meals together. Cook together. Enjoy simple pleasures of cooking a meal with your family, especially allowing kids time in the kitchen to learn about what goes into preparing and cooking their meals.

Reduce Waste

The world produces enough food to feed every person three times. It is in the waste of this food and the unequal distribution that this is not a reality. Reducing waste directly minimizes your ecological footprint. You can prevent food spoilage by buying in smaller quantities, eating leftovers, freezing, canning and disposing in the proper manner.

Compost

Taking part in your municipal composting program, or starting one of your own allows for your organic waste to be transformed into the most fertile soil to enter back into the system and fuel more food; it’s nature’s greatest recycling process!

Make Choices for a Better Future:

Know your Food

Everyday, our actions impact the world around us. The first step to making a positive impact is to know what we are eating and the environmental impact that it has. Educate yourself about our current food system and understand the power of your role in reconnecting with food to create a better future.

You are what you eat

Everyday we make the choice of what we fuel our bodies with. Let that fuel energize and fulfill your body to optimal health! Eat local, seasonal food, buy organic and most importantly, know what you are eating. Read labels to see what is in your food and research it's journey from seed to your plate.

The Power of Eating Together

We believe that food sparks connection and conversation. There is something special about sitting down with people, enjoying a meal together and talking about your day. Let food to be a link between yourself and those around you. Eat meals together. Cook together. Enjoy simple pleasures of cooking a meal with your family, especially allowing kids time in the kitchen to learn about what goes into preparing and cooking their meals.

Food = Energy

Not only is food fuel for our bodies, but in the entire processes from seed to plate, food production requires much energy that can be reduced.