Written By Guest Writer Causes / Edibles / Folks May 13, 2011 Vancouver Restaurants Raise ‘Seed’ Money SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest(Vancouver, BC) – Nowadays one dollar, a Loonie, doesn’t seem to buy much – not even a cup of coffee or a litre of milk. You can’t feed anyone for $1… or can you? You might want to re-think that assumption.For the entire month of June, several of Metro’s top restaurants will be adding one dollar to the price of a menu item to support Growing Chefs’ Eat.Give.Grow fundraiser. It’s a simple concept for a simple program. Each restaurant will specially mark the item on their menu. If you order it, the restaurant puts a Loonie in the kitty for Growing Chefs. You don’t have to even think about it. Last year those individual Loonies added up to almost $8,000 that went to funding Growing Chefs’ school-based programs throughout Metro.Founded in 2005 by professional pastry chef Merri Schwartz, Growing Chefs is a registered non-profit organization that is dedicated to teaching kids about growing and preparing their own nutritious food in an urban environment. It connects chefs and growers, along with their valuable knowledge, to children through classroom-based programs that involve the planting of windowsill gardens. These gardens are used to teach the young participants about the food they eat while inspiring them with the idea that they can grow their own food, even in the city. To date more than 1,000 children have benefitted from participation in Growing Chefs. The success of the Vancouver initiative has sprouted satellite programs in locations as far afield as Penticton and London, Ontario.Look for the specially marked menu items at the following participating restaurants:Bishop’s, Beyond Restaurant and Lounge, Big Ridge (Surrey), Brewhouse (Whistler), Campagnolo, Chambar, Dockside Restaurant, Flying Beaver (Richmond), La Ghianda, Les Faux Bourgeois, Maenam, Mangia e Bevi, Mis Trucos, Nook, O’Doul’s Restaurant and Bar, Organic Lives, Pied-à-Terre (adding $1 to every bottle of wine), Pourhouse Restaurant, Provence Mediterranean Grill, Provence Marinaside, Re-Up BBQ, Tableau Bar Bistro, Tavola, Taylor’s Crossing, The Dirty Apron, The Helm, Tuscany Restaurant (Bowen Island) and Yaletown Brewing Company.Updates to the list of participating restaurants will be posted to Growing Chefs’ web site and Facebook page.What can a Loonie buy? It can buy a packet of bean seeds, a jiffy pot, part of a trowel or a plastic plant tray. It can also buy a child the knowledge and ability to grow his/her own food for the rest of their life … and that’s priceless. ChefsfamilyFolksFood IssuesVancouver SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Causes / Events March 28, 2017 10 Questions for Food Activist Arlene Stein Arlene Stein is a Canadian food activist and the executive director and founder of Canada’s largest food symposium, Terroir, which takes place ... Read More Awards / Causes November 13, 2016 Gold Medal Plates BC To Take Place Nov. 17 in Victoria GOLD MEDAL PLATES B.C’s COMPETING CHEFS FOR 2016! Victoria – 2016 is an Olympic year and B.C.’s Gold Medal Plates will be celebrating ... Read More Causes August 25, 2016 Support women’s education, buy Les Dames wine! Proceeds to @lesdames scholarships August 22, 2016 – BRITISH COLUMBIA – It is high time that the dynamic women in British Columbia’s evolving wine industry get the recognition ... Read More Causes / Chefs March 16, 2016 Syrian-Inspired Dinner at Cook Culture to Help A New Victoria Family One chef, three hours, seven dishes, and an exciting introduction to Syrian cooking. Well known local Chef Cosmo Meens is pairing up with Cook ... Read More Causes / Elsewhere November 19, 2015 Climate Change Conference in Paris: No Mention of the Word “Agriculture” “Slow Food: “Not recognizing the importance of the relationship between food and climate is a serious mistake” In a few days, governments ... Read More Causes March 20, 2015 Wild Thyme Coffee House Needs Your Help! The Wild Thyme Coffee House on Saturna Island (which we profiled in the Nov/Dec issue of EAT) is needing your help. Owner Aleah Johnson is looking to ... Read More Comments are closed.