Seeds For Change


Seeds for Change (SFC) is a grass roots organization that has partnered with York Region Food Network (YRFN), to grow healthier neighbourhoods through school and community gardens. The gardens will provide citizens with opportunities to gain critical life skills, build cross-cultural, inter-...generational relationships, eat nutritional food and enjoy outdoor activity. Participants will cultivate a sense of connection and appreciation for the environment through hands-on experiences.

Citizens will have opportunities to create strong communities rooted in appreciation and understanding of ecology and agriculture. SFC will work with municipalities to fulfill our common objectives: for school and community gardens to improve the environment, health and community well-being as outlined in York Region's Sustainability Strategy, Building Markham's Future Together and Markham’s Greenprint Sustainability Plan.

We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic people of all ages who are interested in environmental sustainability to join in taking care of the garden If you are looking for volunteer hours or just a productive way to spend time over the summer we would love to have you come out!

Feel free to come by every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 for workshops and gardening. As well, we hope to have come musicians from the area come and play some music for us while we work, if you are interested in that aspect we would love to hear from you! Please enter along the path on the east side of the firehall.

Parking is available just across the street at the Promenade Mall as there is no parking allowed at the firehall.

Also since we are just starting out, we would appreciate if anyone was able to donate any supplies to use in the garden. We need shovels, rakes, gloves, buckets, watering cans, things of that nature.

We hope you will come and grow with us!

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Easy and creative ways to reuse tires! 

Two of our gardens at Seeds For Change are behind fire stations! We will definitely be re-using those huge tires for some great new projects!

Check us out at www.seedsforchangegardens.org

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From energy conservation to increased biodiversity and wildlife, there are so many reasons why more people are using green roofs! 

From energy conservation to increased biodiversity and wildlife, there are a million reasons why people are joining the green roofs movement! To get started with your own green roof check out Green Roofs for Healthier Cities at : http://www.greenroofs.org/

To find out more about the advantages to green roofs check out another great link: 

http://www.designweneed.com/enviromental-advantages-of-green-rooftops/

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Would you believe that these incredible homes are made up of used plastic water bottles and wine bottles? 

Check out these incredible projects at: 

http://www.inspirationgreen.com/plastic-bottle-homes.html

And learn how to make your own water bottle greenhouse at: 

http://www.reapscotland.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Plastic_Bottle_Greenhouse_Instructions_2004.pdf

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Second Life For Old Phone Booths

French lighting designer Benoit Deseille and artist Benedetto Bufalino revamped the boxes into aquariums for their installation for the Festival Of Lights in Lyon! What an incredible way to reduce, reuse and recycle! 

To learn more about their project visit: 

http://www.designweneed.com/second-life-for-old-phone-booths/

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Do you have extra dirt from digging in ground beds? Here is an incredible idea! Make your own grass sofa for your backyard! 

You could definitely grow flowers/vegetables out of it or around it too. Brilliant idea!

To learn more check out:

http://www.designweneed.com/how-to-make-your-own-grass-sofa/

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How will you break new ground this year? Urban and community gardens are one of the best ways to become healthier and make our world more sustainable!
Join us as we strive to plant 2015 new home, school and community gardens by the year 2015! We have online master gardeners to help you with any questions or concerns about your garden as well as great tips and tricks for the upcoming season!

To plant Seeds For Change this year through our 2015 campaign visit:
www.seedsforchangegardens.org

How will you break new ground this year? Urban and community gardens are one of the best ways to become healthier and make our world more sustainable!

Join us as we strive to plant 2015 new home, school and community gardens by the year 2015! We have online master gardeners to help you with any questions or concerns about your garden as well as great tips and tricks for the upcoming season!

To plant Seeds For Change this year through our 2015 campaign visit:

www.seedsforchangegardens.org

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It is imperative that we do everything in our power to save our earth. For it is only through saving our earth that we can save ourselves

It is imperative that we do everything in our power to save our earth. For it is only through saving our earth that we can save ourselves

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