Who we are

SEED is giving youth in North Simcoe opportunities to address issues of food security while getting the experience of launching and promoting a social enterprise within the local community. With the support of community partners, The Karma Project has designed an intensive education program with hands-on training in gardens, kitchens, and markets.

SEED is a research project of the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation.

What we do

Engaging young adults in the full process of business, while discovering the benefits of work-led education as they build a social enterprise. Youth gain real-world experience as they work together to create, develop, deliver, and market products and services.

Where to buy

Buy our locally-made, locally-grown and foraged preserves at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, 16164, Highway 12 East, Midland, Ontario L4R 4K8.

Quantities are very limited! Hurry in for the best selection

Examples of the SEED Certified Participant and Partner badges

The SEED Badge

The SEED Badge program is a youth-focused, youth-driven training program that focuses on social enterprise. Youth benefit by learning skills while earning valuable certifications and high school credits. Once through the program, the Badge signals to food industry employers that their candidate is a pre-trained, pre-screened future employee.

Our Products

Taste the heritage!

Developed with consideration of the local area’s historical and geographical traditions. We grow, forage, harvest, and source seasonal ingredients for our delicious preserves.
Pickled Fiddleheads

Fresh, local fiddleheads are pickled in a zesty brine. A perfect addition to your charcuterie platter.

Pickled Wild Leeks

Wild leeks, or ramps, have a mild, oniony flavour. Pickled in a slightly spicy brine, try it in your next Caesar.

Stewed Rhubarb

Local rhubarb is stewed and sweetened with sugar. Top your Greek yogurt or oatmeal with this sweet and tangy condiment.

Strawberry Jam

Fresh strawberry flavour, try it on vanilla ice cream for that perfect sundae. Your PB’s new favourite J.


Our 2018/2019 cohorts are wrapping up.

If you’d like to learn more about future education programs, please send us an email!

Our SEED blog

Our youth share recipes, insights, and experiences from the project.
  • The SEED program empowers youth by giving them a chance to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills in a safe and welcoming environment.

  • Gardening is an essential learning component of the SEED program. Participants learn to harvest many plants including the scapes of a garlic plant.


Supported by a dedicated group of local professionals, this hands-on education program allows youth to collaborate, share, and grow!

Contact Us

If you or a youth you know would like to learn more about SEED, we would love to hear from you!


We welcome inquiries from teachers, media, support and community partners. Send us an email through this form.

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