Canada

  • Check out the resources provided by Little Green Thumbs for tips and simple activities that connect gardens to core academic subjects. New resources are being developed and added regularly!

    K-8



  • Nutrients for Life Canada has prepared e-lessons for parents or teachers to use at home. The lessons come with links to videos, activity books and games to help educate about the importance of soil, plant nutrients and understanding agricultural sustainability.

    K-12



  • Nutrients for Life produces and distributes educational materials on soil science and agricultural sustainability. Their goal is to help Canadians better understand how nutrients increase the health and quality of our soil, improve production of nutritious foods and preserve green spaces.

    With the world population rapidly increasing to an estimated 9 billion people by 2050, food security is a growing issue. Nutrients for Life hopes to address this issue through its educational resources and programs, while working with educators across Canada to ensure that our resources meet the needs of teachers and students.

    They support Canada’s school-curriculum needs with science-based content of the highest quality. To validate its pedagogical value, their educational materials were reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest research organization and museum complex.

    To learn more visit: https://www.nutrientsforlife.ca/

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  • Many in agriculture know someone whose life has been affected by a farm-related injury or death. The statistics are sobering. Even more tragic is that these incidents could have been prevented with a few simple safety precautions. That’s why the Progressive Agriculture Foundation® is on a crusade to bring safety and health information to the farming communities who desperately need it. The mission of the Progressive Agriculture Safety Days is simple – to provide education and training to make farm and ranch life safer and healthier for children and their communities.

    At the heart of this effort is the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program. This educational program provides training and resources for local communities to conduct one-day safety and health programs. Safety Days are designed to be age-appropriate, hands-on, fun, and safe for children.

    To learn more visit: https://www.progressiveag.org/

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  • Seed Survivor is a curriculum-based program that teaches elementary students how to grow healthy plants (focusing on water, sunlight, soil and nutrients) and where food comes from. Interactive displays, fun presentations, educational videos, interactive computer games and hands-on seed planting activities make up the foundation of Seed Survivor. Five exhibits tour North America year-round and in 2014 over 100,000 children participated. Nutrien’s kids website has lots of fun videos, games and activities. Program includes student and teacher resources.

    To learn more visit: www.seedsurvivor.com

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Teaching Resources
Growing the Next Generation provides a wide selection of resources for teachers.
  • Full online lesson plans available
  • Curriculum-linked
  • Most resources offered at no cost
  • Fun and engaging content