Tips for Packing a Non-GMO Lunchbox

September 1, 2016

One of the best things about starting a new school year is the opportunity to develop new habits. The classroom is organized, desks are clean, and your child’s backpack is full of untouched school supplies. All of these are reminders of the fresh start that comes with being another grade older.  Make the most of… » Read more

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Grow Your Food to Know Your Food

June 3, 2016

One of the most rewarding ways to eat non-GMO and the best way to know exactly where your food comes from is to grow your own food. Many of us here at the Non-GMO Project are avid gardeners, from large permaculture homesteads to square foot gardens in tiny yards in town to sprouting seeds on our… » Read more

Let's Talk Dirt, Year of the Soil

Let’s Talk Dirt

May 27, 2016

How does your non-GMO garden grow? Planting an edible garden is a rewarding way to know your food. And one of the most important steps in ensuring you have a successful garden is assessing the quality of your soil. I used to think I had a black thumb because I would spend all this time planting… » Read more

April Showers Bring Non-GMO Flowers

April 14, 2016

The first thing I think about when the sun comes out and the flowers start blooming, is all of the yummy produce that will soon be in season. From fresh berries, to sun-ripened cherry tomatoes, to pole beans and sweet yellow onions; nothing is better than fresh, organic, non-GMO fruits and veggies straight from the… » Read more

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The Importance of Heritage and Heirloom Seeds

April 14, 2015

“Growing these seeds may seem like a small act, but it is such a powerful thing to do.” Jessica Snider, Nanaimo Community Gardens coordinator, is talking about heritage varieties of fruits and vegetables. Heritage varieties have been developed over the centuries by people saving seeds and handing them down through the generations. It began with… » Read more