Grow Happy Day is a "back to basics" approach to emotional wellbeing.

Food literacy yields its returns in bright and eager minds, harmonious working relationships and an energized student body that can move mountains. And it's simple.

Schools across the country are beginning to integrate gardening into their classrooms, but they are also often met with challenges in maintaining these traditional raised-beds in the summer months, when food production is at its peak. This is why we have chosen permaculture as the most effective and efficient method of growing food. And once again, it's simple.

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Gardens are intelligently designed to trap rainwater and require little to no additional watering, once perennials are established. Companion-planting and mushroom spore injections employ each plant species to swap nutrients, eliminating the need for fertilizing. Soil layers grow rich with nutrients and your food production increases exponentially, year after year. Cardboard and mulch smother out weeds entirely. Just select a sunlit patch of grass and watch it evolve into a food forest, one small section at a time.

Students will discover that moods are contagious. Better still, they'll learn some strategies to shake a bad mood, quickly.

We'll teach the fundamentals of the reptilian brain,- we call this guy our "crocodile". Learning why we each possess a dominant reaction of either "fight" or "flight" enables us to gain a little perspective in times of anger or anxiety. Perspective and mental health, are one in the same.

Did you know there is a bacteria in soil known as Mycobacterium Vaccae that actually triggers the release of serotonin in the brain? While students are growing gardening skills, emotional intelligence and food, they are also boosting healthy happy chemistry in sunshine, exercise, and dirt. How much more basic does it get?

This program is new. It's also unfunded. But we've got a fantastic plan to integrate food-growing and fundraising that will produce the dollars required to make this day possible. Please contact us directly at 705-740-8360 or email workshop@growhappy.ca for more details.

Let's Plant It Forward!

GROW HAPPY DAY - JULY 2018

July 18th, 2018 - St. Paul Elementary School

Another successful Grow Happy Day, this time at St. Paul's Elementary School in Peterborough. Grow Happy™ would like to thank Mrs. Chambers and the Horticulture Students of Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School for their time and attention in starting our garden seedlings for this educational, FUN day which included Grow Happy's popular "Mood Tag"!! Grow Happy™ is teaching children everywhere how growing food builds happy brains. Let’s Plant It Forward...Together!

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Videos

GrowHappy™ Chef Camp!

Our true blue French Chef Daniel Plouffe doing a very much sped up version of our napkin folding.

Posted by Grow Happy on Friday, July 20, 2018
"Welcome to Rooty's Garden of Wonders"

Grow Happy Campers hard at work selling their wares at their very own market. These two cleverly created their own welcome greeting.

Posted by Grow Happy on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

“Just a Smidge will make you smile!”

Posted by Grow Happy on Sunday, August 5, 2018
Grow Happy™ Camp Scavenger Hunt

GrowHappy™ Camp Scavenger Hunt. Grow Happy Campers completed Kelcey’s Nutrition Centre Scavenger Hunt locating low sodium, high protein and other fun-facts from packaging in record time!

Posted by Grow Happy on Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Just a Smidge...

Just a Smidge will make you Smile!

Posted by Grow Happy on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

GROW HAPPY DAY - JUNE 2016

June 8th, 2016 - St. Paul Elementary School

"Five dedicated students visited our school for a morning of activities for our mind, body and soul. We enjoyed participating in 4 stations in the comfort of our playground. This is an exceptional opportunity with very engaging activities for both children and adults. It reminds us how important it is to be connected with our earth and celebrate the gifts that are right in our backyard. Thank you on behalf of the students and staff at St. Paul:)"

June 23rd, 2016 - Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School

Grow Happy Day

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