Seed Story

Most food starts off as a single seed. Most of the food you eat began it's journey to your plate as a seed. Each seed will grow into a unique plant, and that plant will have special abilities based on what's inside the seed. That's what this video is all about.

Produced by a group of elementary school students who took part in USC Canada's Sow and Save program, this film is a great jumping off point to delve into the importance of seeds. 


Most food starts off as a single seed. Every variety offers something different. Some taste different, store longer, are more nutritious, make better Jack-o'-lanterns. some need more water or sunlight to grow - others less. Some resist diseases or pests better than others.

We need ALL of them because each one has unique potential. And if the weather doesn't work for one, one year, it will for another.

Nature works like that. Farmers have know this for eons. Saving and nurturing and using all kinds of seeds so they can do their job to feed us. No matter what the weather or pests or diseases.

A diversity of seeds are good seeds. That's how good food gets to our homes and tables.

It all starts with good seeds.

Thank you to Kate Settle and elementary students from CLIC Photography Workshops for producing this groovy video.


Read 29715 times Last modified on Thursday, 20 November 2014 19:29


  • Comment Link Janis Tuesday, 14 April 2015 02:00 posted by Janis

    A wonderfully warm, authentic and appealing video that elementary level kids will love. This is a great intro to classroom activities. Well done!

  • Comment Link L Saturday, 21 March 2015 16:27 posted by L

    Wow! A great video. Super cool that it was made with participation from elementary students!

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