Schools Take Root offers schools, daycare centers, educational childcare services and community organizations the opportunity to raise funds for their establishments through the sale of local, organic vegetable seedlings supplied by a Family Farmers Network (FFN) farm.

What: Local and organic vegetable plants
Registration: January 1 to end of February
Basket sales: Last three weeks of March
Baskets delivered to your establishment: Starting mid-May

Organic and local vegetable plants

Vegetable plants are sold in combos to suit the planting space you have available.

Balcony Combo, 6 plants at $30
4 herbs, 1 round red tomato, 1 cherry tomato

Small Garden Combo, 12 plants at $60
4 herbs, 2 red round tomatoes, 2 cherry tomatoes, 2 peppers, 2 cucumbers

Large Garden Combo, 18 plants at $90
4 herbs, 2 red round tomatoes, 3 cherry tomatoes, 2 peppers, 2 cucumbers, 2 eggplants, 2 kale and 1 zucchini

The revenue breakdown is as follows: 70% for the farm, 20% for the facility and 10% for program administration. Combos earn you $6, $12 and $18 respectively. The minimum threshold for participating in the campaigns is 60 combos.


1. Identify a person to coordinate the campaign (school staff or parent volunteer);
2. Obtain approval from school management;
3. Register your school to the Schools Take Root fundraising campaign;
4. Promote the fundraising campaign to students and their families using the ready-to-use tools provided;
5. Track sales through the online platform;
6. Coordinate delivery from the farm to your establishment. 
7. Participate in the evaluation of the project via an online satisfaction survey sent to families and the campaign manager.


  • A resource person will be available by phone and e-mail throughout the campaign;
  • A guide will be provided for each stage of the campaign (launch, promotion and delivery);
  • The campaign will take place on our simple and intuitive online platform, to facilitate order management;
  • Promotional tools will be provided (posters, flyers, e-mail templates, etc.);
  • Online payment option through Stripe. This service is offered at a fixed cost to the establishment (2.9% + C$0.30 per transaction);
  • The partner farm's producer will be present for the duration of the distribution at your establishment.


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