It’s time to celebrate soil, with National Soil Conservation Week! Soil provides so much to our daily lives, what an opportunity to share and learn about the soil beneath our feet! A fun and interactive way to celebrate the week is to participate in ” Soil your Undies”. This activity gauges the health of your soil around your home, in your garden or in your fields! Learn more
Our friends at Journey 2050 have adapted their programming for at home learning! They also added a new level to the game! Play today!
Our partners at Inside Education have created a wonderful digital tool for at home teaching! Check it out!
What a fun way to teach about soil layers. Join our friends from Nutrients for Life Foundation USA with this fun video on edible soil layers! Share with your teacher, parents and students and enjoy a tasty treat!
The numbers are in! We are happy to share with you our 2019 Impact Report! Please click on the link below to see the entire report. If you would like to learn more about our Foundation and our impact, please reach out to us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
The numbers are in! We are happy to share our 2019 Impact Report. If you would like to learn more about our Foundation, please contact us anytime at email@example.com.
As the world has changed over the last few weeks, education must adapt. We are happy to provide 6 New E-Learning lessons focused on soils, plants & agricultural sustainability. Please share with your teacher friends, parents and students! We will continually add new resources as they become available.
As we begin starting seeds for our gardens, ever wonder how plants acquire everything they need to grow and flourish?
We have a short video to delve into this topic!
Plants get hungry too! Dive into our case study on 4R Nutrient Stewardship. The study includes videos, powerpoints, teacher and student notes!
Grow crops, raise livestock, craft and sell goods and engage with local and global partners as you level up. Feeding the world relies on balancing your economic, social and environmental sustainability so strive to be a leader. Along the way, real farmers from across the world will show you what they are doing on their farms. Download for free!
Today was supposed to be opening day for Major League Baseball, but due to the current global situation, opening day is postponed for now. Let’s learn about turf management for the game and the importance it plays in keeping the players safe from Texas A and M University. Thanks to Nutrients for Life Foundation US for sharing!
Celebrate spring with our “Get the Dirt on Soil” free downloadable reader. Learn which type soil is best for growing plants. Dig deeper into soil properties, photosynthesis, solve the word scramble and the crossword puzzle! Free Download
#DistantLearning #SoilScience #AgEducation #AtHomeLearning
In the Nitrogen Cycle Challenge online game, students will work their way through one of two scenarios, filling in the Nitrogen Cycle and learning and how it matters to our crops and gardens. Test your knowledge as you help Tom or Jamie work their way through the nitrogen cycle. Head out to the corn field or tomato garden, earning high scores and badges along the way.
Try our Nitrogen Cycle challenge game today!
Thanks to our friends from Mosaic, this interactive plant nutrient periodic table details the role of each nutrient in plants. It displays real world information and photos on each nutrient that crop producers would use to help solve an issue in their crops. The tool can be found in our resource section under lesson 1 of our Nourishing the Planet for the 21st Century.
As we navigate through these unprecedented times, we would like to offer some at home learning activities/lessons for teachers, parents & students from the Foundation. Check back often for new lessons!Many thanks to our USA affiliate for sharing with us
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). This year will raise global awareness on protecting plant health can help reduce poverty, end hunger, protect our environment and boost economies. Learn more here
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to evolve,Nutrients for Life Foundation activities will be postponed until further notice.The health & safety of our educators, students & staff are our number one priority. We will continue to monitor the situation & follow the guidelines of the federal & provincial governments. Once this situation has passed, we will resume our activities.Stay well and take care!
Join the NBSCIA for the annual meeting
February 20th and 21st, 2020
Best Western Hotel
Interested in growing your school garden? Apply for a Scotts Canada Gro for Good Grant. DEADLINE to apply is February 28th, 2020
May 2- 10, 2020
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
Due to COVID-19 concerns, all classes have moved to a live-streamed, distance education format.
Connect with like-minded gardeners and pick up some new tips on how to keep your garden healthy and your yard beautiful. Hort Week offers the public engaging, accurate classes taught by enthusiastic garden professionals and they are suitable for new or experienced gardeners. Workshops may be taken for personal interest or for credit towards the Master Gardener Certificate Program.
Join Nutrients for Life at our booth to learn more about our science resources.
April 30-May 1, 2020
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
Cancelled due to Covid-19
Nutrients for Life will have a booth at the event this year, stop by and learn more about the foundation
April 29-May , 2020
Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre, Saskatoon, SK
Regional Manager, Ray Cochrane, will have a booth at this year’s congress, stop by to learn more about our resources
TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK
March 29-30, 2020
March 27 – 29, 2020
Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, SK
Regional Managers, Kent and Ray, will be joining our partners, Inside Education, for Cultiv8 Summit 2020.
Inspire the Next Generation of Agriculture Leaders in Your High School
March 5-8, 2020
Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Grounds
February 12-13, 2020
A two day interactive information event that features trade show, keynote speakers, seminars, demonstrations, and special events for the agriculture industry. This event brings under one roof the latest information on both grain and cattle industries. Check out the Border City Seed Show, as it is part of Agri-Visions!
Nutrients for Life will be at booth #16, stop by and learn about our educational resources.
February 11-13, 2020
TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK
February 25-26, 2020
TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK
Our Regional Manager, Ray will be attending the event to see what is new in Plant Health
CHANGE-MAKERS. YOUNG LEADERS. GO-GETTERS. WE’RE LOOKING FOR YOU!
We’re looking for young leaders who have taken measurable actions toward making an impact in their local and global communities.
Nutrien Sustainable Agriculture Youth Trip recipients will:
Eligible applicants must:
Trip recipients will learn firsthand about sustainable development and bring the spirit of global citizenship back to their schools and communities. 14 youth will be chosen to participate in this program.
The application deadline is March 20, 2020 by 11:59:59pm ET. Students apply online: https://www.we.org/en-CA/our-work/we-schools/we-grow-together
Cancelled due to Covid-19
Tamara will be joining the elementary council to talk about how to implement soil and plant science into the elementary classroom. Stop by the booth and pick up some free classroom resources (available in french and english)
Friday May 1, 2020
Location to be determined
Tamara will have a booth at this year’s STAO conference. She will have samples of soil science activities and posters available to bring back to the classroom.
Delta Dixon Hotel
March 26 and 27
Stop by and visit Tamara to learn about the “Science” of growing plants while at this year’s annual Anglophone East Science Fair!
March 19, 2020
8am - 4pm
In celebration of Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture Literacy Month, AITC-PEI is holding 3 days of events. Regional manager, Tamara Sealy will be joining them with an interactive station to talk about “What do all plants need to grow”.
March 10 and 11
Eastlink Centre, Charlottetown
March 24 (Tentative)
Note: We are postponing this award until May 5th, 2021
Do you have a student in your school that displays leadership in your school garden? Scotts Canada is pleased to sponsor the “Scotts Canada Youth Gardener Award”. Applications are now open for 2020, deadline to apply is May 1, 2020. Acknowledge your student with a prize donated by Scotts Canada. This award is open to any school garden in Canada.
We are now accepting applications for 2020 for school and learning gardens. Join our family of over 230 schools from coast to coast to coast! Engage your students in the world of soil and plant science! Contact one of regional managers to learn more or visit our website. We look forward to engaging students and teachers this year!
Good luck to all of our applicants and only the successful applicants will be contacted at the end of March-early April and funds are distributed in April 2020.
Join our Regional Managers Kent and Ray at the Nutrients for Life booth to learn more about soil science! Our booth will be fun and interactive! Stop by and say, “Hi”
Edmonton Convention Centre
May 13-15, 2020
Nutrients for Life also sponsors an award, Nutrients for Life Foundation Award – An outstanding junior project related to fertilizers, planting and soil science.
Interested in starting a school garden, but not sure where to start? Visit our YouTube page for a compilation of school videos from coast to coast showcasing their school gardens. Many school gardens have also reported what they have grown, and advice for new schools under each of their markers on our Canadian map. We are now accepting applications for 2020, so apply today!
Join Tamara Sealy, our Regional Manager, during “Inside the Ring” day at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, ON
She will have a fantastic and fun activity to educate students about what “Plants” need to grow to produce healthy and safe food.
Wednesday, November 6th, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Learn more about the day here
Thank you to The Mosaic Company for sponsoring our booth
Stop by and see Tamara at the Nutrients for Life Booth. She will have all kinds of resources for your classroom to talk about soil science, plants and agriculture.
NFL and Scotts Canada was extremely happy to highlight Liam Van de Sande at this year’s Communities in Bloom Symposium that was held in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in late September. Liam is a student from Saint Andrew Junior School in Antigonish Nova Scotia who was nominated for all of his hard work and leadership to help keep the school welcoming and green! Way to go Liam
Learn more about Scotts Canada
NFL is proud to announce this year’s winner of the Soil Your Undies Contest
Octagon Pond Elementary
Paradise Newfoundland and Labrador
Check out their winning video here
Thanks to all those schools who did participate in this year’s contest and please keep an eye on our website for upcoming contest
Learn more about the contest here
Learn more about the Soil Conservation Council of Canada here
Bruderheim School of Bruderheim Alberta was the winner of this year’s NFL School Garden Award at this years Communities in Bloom Symposium that was held in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia September 25th-28th, 2019. The school will be working closely with their CIB chapter as well as their local agricultural society to provide an outdoor school garden in which the students can learn about gardening from the soil up. We look forward to watching their garden grow. This is the third year that NFL has partnered with Communities in Bloom to provide this award to a school in which Communities in Bloom is active. We would like to thank all those who did apply.
Please visit our partners website Communities in Bloom to learn more about their work
Join our team from 1:30 to 2:30 for our presentation and stop by our booth to learn more about the foundation!
Talking Dirty About Climate Change (SC54)
Kent Lewarne, Bob Adamson & Ray Cochrane
Agriculture is having an impact on climate change!
Come and learn how agriculture is becoming part of
the solution. Discussion will include 4R Nutrients
Full Program here
October 25th, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
360 Rouge Road, Winnipeg
Lindsey Verhaeghe of Nutrien has been recognized by the UN as a #SDGPioneer (Sustainable Development Goals). She was one of 10 young professionals chosen for 2019. See full details here
November 14-15, 2019
Delta Prince Edward
Stop by booth # 23 to see Tamara and all of our Soil Science Resources, pickup a free classroom poster or learn more about our school learning garden program!
NFL Canada will joining Communities in Bloom at their annual symposium in Yarmouth Nova Scotia September 25th- September 28th.
Learn more here: https://www.communitiesinbloom.ca/symposium-awards/
We are super proud of West Kent Elementary School in Charlottetown PEI on winning the Kent Building Supplies Community Garden Contest. West Kent received a school garden grant from NFL back in 2016, and they continue to grow and explore! Congratulations!
Excerpt taken from Kent Building Supplies Facebook Page
Small Beginnings, West Kent Elementary School
West Kent Elementary School is a local school in the heart of Charlottetown who established a community garden three years ago under the leadership of the Grade 3 teacher and class. These gardens are called Small Beginnings and every Spring, students plant seeds and grow plants in their Grade 3 classroom as part of their science curriculum.
“Small Beginnings” provides an exciting real-world context for our learning and is used as an opportunity to recruit and spark the interest of other younger inspiring gardeners. The Grade 3 students visit primary students in various classes and teach them how to plant seeds. Each summer, families volunteer to become a Garden Caretaker. During this time, all families in the community are encouraged to pick ripe and ready vegetables to enjoy with their families. Oftentimes, these gardens are an opportunity for children in the school community to try a new vegetable, such as a zucchini, that might not otherwise have tried. Even the pickiest of eaters cannot refuse to try a delicious zucchini loaf.
Our school would like to expand and grow this valuable learning opportunity within our community, providing children access and the opportunity to grow vegetables within a city dwelling.
Mr. Bauer a teacher from West Riverview Elementary School is teaching his students how to grow! Great article by the local radio station. Thanks for the shout out!
Thanks to the New Brunswick Teachers Association for highlighting the partnership work that our Regional Manager, Tamara Sealy, has done with grade 3 teacher, Ms. Comeau in her Moncton NB School.
November 19-20, 2019
Manitoba Ag Building
Our Regional Manager, Ray Cochrane will be at this year’s Regenerative Ag Days hosted by Manitoba’s Forage and Grasslands Association. Stop by and say, “Hi” to see what we have to offer teachers in your area.
Learn more about the days here
NFL will be joining the conversation at the summit
Oak Hammock Marsh
To learn more about the summit follow this link
Saskatoon Teacher’s Convention
503 Ruth St W, Saskatoon, SK S7J 0S6
Stop by and see, Ray Cochrane, our Saskatchewan Regional Manager to learn about all of free teacher resources on soil science, plant nutrients and agriculture!
Learn more about the convention here