Dandelion

DANDELION PLANT

It is always fun to forage in your school garden & the dandelion plant which can be found in most gardens around the world.  We often see the dandelion as a weed but by first nations people it is often seen as a medicine to purify the blood.  They learnt that when you eat the …

Kale Beet Hummus

Written by Krista Levesque, EarthBites Facilitator.   We love fall with its plethora of produce available at the farmers markets, crisp days and comforting foods made with nourishing ingredients. Kale Beet Hummus is one of our favourites this season. It’s a simple snack described as “vibrant”, “delectable”, and “intriguing” by  EarthBites. They love it and …

Celebrate World Food Day…every day

Post written by Krista Levesque, EarthBites Facilitator.   World Food Day is October 16th, is an annual day to create awareness around healthy food sources, world hunger, and education on how to make healthy food choices. This year I spent World Food Day educating elementary school students in the EarthBites program about the importance of …

Planting Garlic

While many people are busy planting their fall bulbs for spring, like tulips or daffodils, we’ve been busy putting our garlic in the ground. With the cooler nights, the period between Thanksgiving and Halloween are the best times to plant garlic for an early summer harvest. What you will need Garlic Bulbs Compost Small trowel …

Fall Rose Hips

Wild roses are native to many parts of North America. If you are going for a fall walk, you may have noticed the small, apple shaped fruit which adorns the plant at this time of year. This fruit is known as a rose hip and is just one of the parts of the rose plant …