Eating fruits and vegetables when they are in season is the best way to get the most nutrition for the best value.
Seasonal Eating: Winter
Check out our recipe box of winter inspired dishes.
Canning & Preserving Classes
Welcome to Poppy Innovations
Empowering people to make healthy food choices is the recipe for building healthy communities.
Poppy Innovations is a social enterprise offering “Edible Education” for schools and Home School Programs in Calgary and the surrounding area. Using food through culinary and gardening experiences right in the classroom provides experiential learning for K – 6 curricula.
Our public programs and ‘gate to plate’ classes teach adults, children, and families to grow and harvest their own produce, can and preserve, and cook healthy and delicious meals. These cooking programs including “Cooking with Colours” and “Parent & Child Culinary Class” are available in southeast, southwest and northwest Calgary. For our adult and teen crowd, we offer Gate to Plate Cooking Classes that focuses on cooking from scratch to create wholesome, real food.
We have a community garden in De Winton with plots for lease to serve residents in south Calgary, De Winton, Okotoks, and High River with space to grow their own food. With increasing numbers of Canadian children suffering from diet-related health problems, including obesity and diabetes, we are committed to promoting and supporting healthy kids and healthy families. We know that our communities are healthier when we all eat well and we share the responsibility of raising awareness and promoting better nutrition and food preparation.
Poppy Innovations also offers management consulting in the areas of business planning, project management, and strategy development to support your business to grow and cultivate your organization’s potential. Like healthy eating and living, we find effective solutions to business challenges to achieve your company’s goals. As a social enterprise Poppy Innovations commits a portion of all proceeds to delivering our Edible Education programs. This is our investment in cultivating a healthier community by reducing the incidence of obesity.
Learn to grow your own edibles in our workshops and community garden in De Winton, Alberta. Learn more.
Find strategic, innovative solutions to cultivate your organization’s potential. Learn more.
Change the way your family eats with our cooking courses. Learn more.