Where did Poppy Innovations Ltd come from? We took our name from the symbol of Demeter the Greek goddess of the harvest, the poppy. According to Greek mythology, Demeter would spread poppy seeds to produce more plentiful crops. And like those poppy seeds, we share our tools and resources to build stronger, healthier communities.
We believe empowering people with the knowledge and know-how to make healthy food choices is the recipe for building healthier, stronger communities. Poppy Innovations has a social mandate to reduce the incidence of obesity for children and adults in our community by empowering them to develop food skills and nutritional knowledge for making healthier eating choices. We offer a range of ‘gate to plate’ workshops that teach our children and adults in Calgary how to grow, harvest, cook and preserve wholesome produce. Our passion is helping people in our community prepare healthy meals for their own tables.
Our Calgary cooking programs “Cook with Your Kids” , “Gate to Plate Cooking” and “Parent & Child Culinary Class” are available in southeast and northwest Calgary. In 2016 we are launching “One Meal One Family“, a multi-week cooking program to help make family time what it should be – a time to connect your family. Our De Winton Community Garden provides garden plots for lease to residents of South Calgary, De Winton, Okotoks, and High River.
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 management consulting, project management, and community development to support your business to grow and cultivate your organization’s potential. Like finding ways to eat and live healthy, we also find effective solutions to business challenges to achieve your company’s goals.