We are dedicated to
community education on environment and development (CEED) as a registered charity and not-for-profit organization.
We provide programs and services in three categories: food security, community development and heritage preservation.
See our Programs and Services
Society operates several long-term projects out of the CEED
Centre in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. Our programs and services generally fall into the categories of food security, community development and heritage preservation.
Community Development in South Haney
We aim to identify and mobilize the human assets in our local neighbourhood (South Haney) through a comprehensive community initiative. Contact us to learn more about this rapidly evolving project.
Golden Ears Transition Initiative
The CEED Centre is just one local organization in the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows area (Golden Ears area) that is supporting a grassroots look at how we can cope with global trends at the local level to build greater resilience into our community. More
We are the local host for the Sharing Backyards website and program in the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows area. This program links people that can offer planting space to those who would like to use it. We are looking for page sponsors.
School Neighbourhood Gardens
CEED Centre is part of a community partnership creating
school garden and cooking programs at schools
in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. We now have flourishing programs at four schools. More
Aldridge Acres Connex Project
We are now developing a school farm in Maple Ridge with partners School District #42 and the Aldridge Family. Stay tuned for news from the farm or contact us to lend a hand (or green thumb).
are looking for more information about our past for our
History section. Contact us if you were involved in the 1990s
We have compiled a large amount of information about pesticide alternatives on our Campaign
for Pesticide Reduction! Maple Ridge website. We hope to evolve this into a province-wide pesticide alternatives education program utilizing
a future CanadaGrowSmart website with enhanced features.
Recruiting Volunteers, especially
web-savvy people, front desk people
and avid gardeners.
garden of your own? Come plant in the CEED
Centre Organic Community Garden or Pioneer Park Organic
Gardening Workshop Series 1
FULL CIRCLE: How to Grow Winter-Harvest Vegetables
Learn how to grow and harvest your own vegetables throughout winter in the acclaimed workshop series taught by Carol McIntyre at the CEED Centre. Presented in partnership with SOUL Ridge Meadows. Session 1: January 15, 2011; Session 2: March 5, 2011; Session 3: May 7, 2011; Session 4: October 8, 2011. $50 per session. Book early!
Gardening Workshop Series 2
Affordable organic workshops designed for the busy gardener. 4 Series (4 sessions each)
Landscape Design Styles
Landscape Design Basics
Organic Food Gardening
Organic Gardening Basics
Organic Master Gardener Course (16 sessions)
The CEED Centre is the Maple Ridge venue for the Gaia College Organic Master Gardener course delivered by Gail Szostek of Green Space Consulting. Register now for the next session, which starts February 23, 2011. Wednesdays (6:00 pm-9:00 pm) and Saturdays (9:00 am-12:00 pm). Email or call 604-463-7396.
Meditation Classes at the CEED Centre
The Dorjechang Buddhist Centre offers drop-in meditation classes each Thursday at 7:00 pm at the CEED Centre.
Ridge Pitt Meadows Environmental Council (MRPMEC)
and stewardship groups operate a forum for cooperation and
communicating consensus positions on environment-related
Youth Program Looking for Funders
does a young person start gardening? How do you provide
nutritious organic food to people that can't grow their
own? Our Organic Youth program provides some answers.
CEED Centre CAP Site
If you need access to computers and the Internet, the CEED Centre and the other CAP sites in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows provide free access with the support of Industry Canada.
Celebrate Earth Day
are the contact organization for the Celebrate
Earth Day festival held each year around April 22. Volunteer
for Saturday, April 16, 2011.
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