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Mélissa Proulx
Made-in-Quebec Gifts for Teachers - This Year’s Top Picks

Made-in-Quebec Gifts for Teachers - This Year’s Top Picks

The end of school is fast approaching and like many parents, you may be looking for a meaningful gift to say thank you to your child’s teacher or educator. What is a good gift for a teacher anyway? Here are some great and appropriate choices that they are sure to love. ✔️ Useful To get your gift selection just right, think functionality! Teachers and educators receive gifts at the end of every year. What if your gift could be their new favourite and useful possession? Think notebook, pencil case, roll-up placemat. Or how about a tote bag to carry books...

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Mélissa Proulx
10 Tips for Growing Seeds Successfully

10 Tips for Growing Seeds Successfully

Ah, growing seeds! Not everyone masters this art, but it continues to grow in popularity. To optimize our chances of success this spring, we contacted Lyne Bellemare, the artisanal seed producer who, along with nutritionist Bernard Lavallée, developed the beautiful seed boxes sold in our boutique. Get your garden gloves ready! When she first started growing her own seeds, Lyne Bellemare was kicked out of her community garden because her project was taking up too much space! “We grow vegetables here, not seeds,” she was told. Not enough information was being circulated about the self-production of seeds. An entire ancestral...

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Jean-Marc Chabot
Reducing Plastic: No Fussing Over Nothing

Reducing Plastic: No Fussing Over Nothing

There was a time when the advent of convenience foods changed our lives. We said to ourselves: it’s in the bag! Quick and easy, we saved time. Time has passed and interest has waned: all that plastic littering our forests, lakes, and rivers—not to mention our oceans—is no longer appealing. Over-wrapping and waste is forcing us to reflect on the usefulness of this poisoned gift for the well-being of the world in which we live. At the grocery store, we buy packaged products of all shapes and sizes, which we then place in bags, often made of plastic. When we...

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Mélissa Proulx
Ready for kindergarten? Tips for preparing their first day at school

Ready for kindergarten? Tips for preparing their first day at school

Is your child about to make the symbolic transition from daycare to kindergarten? Here are some tips to help parents make the transition as smooth as possible.

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