Thursday, May 7, 2015

Win this Prize Pack to Get Closer to Real Food This Gardening Season

I love that it is gardening season. We have started to put down seeds and plant vegetables and herbs in our garden. Although, it is time to get out there and get our hands dirty in truth less than half of Canadians have ever actually grown fresh fruit or vegetables. While we may think farmer’s markets are bridging this gap, Kashi Plant it Forward survey has shown that one third of Canadians will not even visit a farmer’s market or community garden this year. Due to this reason Kashi and Evergreen have partnered for a second year in a row on the #PlantItForward initiative encouraging Canadians to “Give. Get. Grow” and celebrate all the little farmers in each of us.
This initiative aims to build and support community gardens across Canada so deserving communities can get closer to real, fresh food. Through this initiative over $100,000 has been contributed to Evergreen’s Seeding Healthy Communities program to help build and support urban gardens across Canada. Specially marked boxes of Kashi cereal and bars will have organic vegetable seeds, so Canadians can easily get involved and grow something delicious this gardening season. 

By the end of the year, it is the mission of the Kashi Plant it Forward initiative to have planted or seeded 13,000 edible plants, harvested 7,000 pounds of food and trained 1,750 Canadians in urban agriculture techniques. Over 10,000 people will be engaged with urban gardens and 100 volunteers, including 12 volunteer leaders, will have been enlisted.

Whether it is a backyard garden or potted plants on your condo balcony, there are opportunities for all of us to be little farmers or support those that get their hands dirty. Gardens are very important for our health, these green spaces in urban areas are very important for us to not only foster community ties, but also offer children and youth a space to connect and learn about good food habits from an early age.

Everyone can join the Plant It Forward mission by picking up a box of specially marked Kashi cereal or bars in their local grocery store. With each purchase, Kashi will donate to the Plant it Forward initiative, up to a maximum of $50,000. In addition, consumers will also receive a free packet of organic seeds such as carrots, spinach, beets, kale and tomatoes, so they too can grow a little farm of their own at home.

Kashi is calling on Canadians to celebrate the little farmer within by sharing a picture of them getting their hands dirty planting fresh food using the #PlantItForward hashtag on Twitter or on the Kashi Canada Facebook page. By joining the conversation, Canadian green thumbs will be inspired with easy to follow tips and videos to help grow and care for their own fresh food. They’ll even learn how to transform a Kashi cereal box into a planter! To learn more about the Plant It Forward initiative and Kashi’s latest product offerings, please visit Kashi.ca.
Kashi prize pack
Giveaway:

To get you started, I am hosting a giveaway for one person in Canada to win a Kashi prize pack before May 25th by entering the giveaway through the rafflecopter below. Please leave your comments and follow my social media networks to be eligible to win.
Update: The winner is Brenda

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56 comments:

  1. I am from Ontario and I do enjoy gardening. (Judy Cowan)

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  2. I'm in Ontario, in the Niagara region. I love gardening, we have a community garden plot we use every summer :)

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  3. from manitoba and yes i love gardening

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  4. I'm in BC and I do enjoy gardening.

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  5. In Winnipeg and I really like to garden

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  6. I live in Toronto, Canada, and I love gardening although I am still a beginner.

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  7. Ontario - And sure do enjoy gardening!

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  8. I live in Ontario and yes, I love gardening!

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  9. I live in Alberta and I love gardening

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  10. I am from BC and I like to garden.

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  11. I'm from Ontario.
    I'm actually not very good at gardening. My sister has the green thumb!

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  12. I live in Port Coquitlam, just outside of Vancouver in BC. I enjoy gardening, but always seem to have a hard time starting.

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  13. We live in the Niagara Region of ON. Love gardening with my little one, and teaching her where our food comes from :)

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  14. I am in Ontario. I like gardening, but am not too good at it.

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  15. I'm in BC. I don't mind the gardening, but my mom loves gardening and I help out when I can!

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  16. From NB. I do not like gardening.

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  17. BC and I have green thumbs, love to garden!

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  18. I'm in Ontario and love gardening

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  19. From Ontario and I love gardening, Im not great at it but getting there :)

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  20. I live in Ontario and I love gardening!

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  21. I live in manitoba and I do like to garden

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  22. I'm in Alberta and am an avid gardener!

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  23. I live in BC and i enjoy having fresh vegetables in my yard.

    spazsss@yahoo.ca

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  24. I live in Saskatchewan. I don't like gardening.

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  25. I live in Ontario. I am not a great gardener, but I try :)

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  26. I'm in Ontario, and I enjoy gardening

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  27. I live in Ontario and love gardening, especially food!

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  28. I live in Ontario. I've never done any gardening, but I'd love to - just as soon as we move into an apartment with a little dirt or sunshine ;). I think it's something everyone should do or at least give a try if they can.

    - amber y

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  29. i'm on Vancouver Island and I LOVE gardening

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  30. I'm in Alberta and I don't mind it but don't really have a spot to garden in the house we're renting now. We do have some raspberries on the side of the house though and the kids wait with anticipation each year for the berries to be ready :) (Andrea Amy)

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  31. I live in Ontario and enjoy gardening.

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  32. I am in Ontario. I love gardening. I find it very relaxing and have been doing this for a couple of years. So, I am new to this.
    DOREEN LAMOUREUX

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  33. I am in BC and I love gardening
    jan

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  34. I live in Newfoundland. I like to garden, but I am not very good at it.

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  35. I live in Newfoundland. My husband does some gardening. I enjoy eating it.
    Florence C

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  36. I live in Southern Ontario. I don't garden alot but LOVE flowers! I buy lots of annuals for the colour after a long winter...

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  37. I live in Ontario.
    I absolutely love gardening...I do it every year.

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  38. I live in Ontario and I do love gardening.

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  39. I live in NB and we have two big gardens that my hubby and I tend to.

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  40. I live in BC and I love to garden. I spent yesterday helping my mom plant her garden and I'm finishing planting mine this weekend. My flower bed was planted last weekend, which means I need to weed today probably.

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  41. I'm in NB and I love gardening, all except for the bugs.

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  42. I live in Newfoundland and I love gardening.

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  43. I live in Canada. I do enjoy gardening, wish I had more time.

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  44. I live in BC. I do enjoy gardening but I wish I had a bigger yard so I could do more.

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  45. I live in alberta and love to grow my own food.

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  46. I live in Ontario and gardening is okay.

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  47. I live in PEI and I do very little gardening but am planning to do more this summer!

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  48. I am from Ontario and I don't enjoy gardening.

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  49. I live in Ontario and gardening is my favourite thing to do! I love all aspects of it. Just finished preparing my garden yesterday. Hope to plant tomorrow (too hot today). I started a bunch of seeds indoors this year (with the help of The Kids) so that was fun.

    I'm hypoglycemic and always have a Kashi bar in my purse as my go-to snack. They're the lowest in sugar that I've found and they taste AMAZING!

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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  50. I live in Ontario and gardening is alright but like someone else to do it.

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  51. I live in Alberta. I enjoy gardening but right now all I have is a flower bed, not a good sized garden to work in.

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  52. I am in MB and I love to garden!

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  53. I live in Ontario, I do enjoy gardening, but am not very good at it.

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  54. From ON, doing first container garden this year.

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  55. I live in Canada. I go in spurts with gardening. Some days I love it more than others
    (Debbie W)

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  56. I am from Ontario and I don't really enjoy gardening

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