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RBG at Home – for Life Long Learners

Welcome to RBG at Home, our commitment to offering accessible, diverse and entertaining learning opportunities for all ages. Keep the learning continuing at home with fun and engaging activities, videos, and digital programming.

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Educational Articles

We’re bringing you interesting perspectives on the work we do as well as offering helpful advice surrounding topics such as conservation, horticulture, science, and more.

Foliage & Living Fossils: Summer Breezeway Display

July 5, 2022

As the heat warms the gardens outside, indoors the Breezeway transitions from bright spring bulbs to a lush landscape of foliage and subtle flowers. This ...

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Happy Birthday Thomas Baker McQuesten

June 29, 2022

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens Hon. Thomas Baker McQuesten as transportation minister, 1940. Whitehern Historic House & Garden, via Wikimedia ...

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Giant Hogweed? It may be a look alike!

June 24, 2022

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Areas, Royal Botanical Gardens The Invasive ornamental plant Giant Hogweed has several look-alike species flowering at similar times creating identification confusion.  ...

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Festivals of Lights: Ramadan and Eid-ul-fitr

April 1, 2022

Around the world, people celebrate festivals with specific traditions and customs. When people come to Canada, depending on the food and plants available, they adapt ...

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Should You Feed the Birds? Using the Potato Principle

March 15, 2022

By Jennifer Dick, Manager of Interpretation, Royal Botanical Gardens. One of my favourite childhood memories was building a bird feeder with my father. We measured and ...

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Festivals of Lights: Lunar New Year

February 8, 2022

Around the world, people celebrate festivals with specific traditions and customs. When people come to Canada, depending on the food and plants available, they adapt ...

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Culinary Corner

We all need to eat. Through sharing food and meals, people are brought together in a way unlike any other.

Choosing what we eat can positively affect the environment, especially when you opt for locally grown, sustainability-sourced food, but taking it even further and. consuming a plant-rich diet is good for your health AND a very meaningful way to shrink your carbon footprint. According to Project Drawdown, shifting to a plant-rich diet is the fourth most impactful action we can all take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are driving climate change. And a solution that is fairly simple for individuals to adopt.

Give it a try! Start with incorporating at least one meat-free meal per week, or go for a full meat-free day and challenge yourself to move forward from there. Looking for some inspiration? Browse our selection of amazing vegetarian and vegan recipes below.

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RBG’s Homegrown Favourites

Fresh favourites from the kitchen of RBG staff and volunteers. We are sharing some of our team’s personal recipes from their home kitchens.

rainforest trail mix recipe
Rainforest Trail Mix
Thai Coconut Soup recipe
Thai Coconut Soup
Spinach Mushroom Dumpling Soup Recipe
Spinach Mushroom Dumpling Soup
Laking Shortbread Recipe
Dr. Laking Shortbread
Spicy Black Bean and Mushroom Bowl REcipe
Spicy Black Bean and Mushroom Bowl
Recipe for Cucumber and Horseradish Cream Sandwiches
Cucumber and Horseradish Cream Sandwiches
spiced pumpkin overnight oats
Spiced Pumpkin Overnight Oats
Creamy Pumpkin Soup recipe
Creamy Pumpkin Soup
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Apples
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Apples
Homegrown-Favourite-Chocolate-Zucchini-Bread-Recipe
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Peach Cayenne Hot Sauce Activity
Peach Cayenne Hot Sauce
easy-vegan-chili recipe
Easy Vegan Chili
Sweet-potato-tacos-recipe
Sweet Potato Tacos
Napa Cabbage Salad Recipe
Napa Cabbage Salad
Summer Harvest Salad Recipe
Summer Harvest Salad
Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad Recipe
Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad
Summer Gazpacho Recipe
Summer Gazpacho
Strawberry Basil Sorbet
Strawberry Basil Sorbet
Strawberry Rhubarb Coconut Ice Cream Recipe
Strawberry Rhubarb Coconut Ice Cream
Baked Ratatouille with Wild Rice Recipe
Baked Ratatouille with Wild Rice
Recipe card for Strawberry Salsa and Cinnamon Sugar Chips
Strawberry Salsa and Cinnamon Sugar Chips
recipe card for spaghetti squash salad
Spaghetti Squash Salad
Garden Flower Pasta Recipe
Garden Flower Pasta
Garlic Mustard Hummus Recipe
Garlic Mustard Hummus
Vegan Nacho Cheese Recipe
Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce
Lemon Shortbread Cookie Recipe
Lemon Shortbread Cookies
Sheet-Pan Rattatouille recipe
Sheet-Pan Rattatouille
Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe
Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Apple Pomegranate Toddy recipe
Apple Pomegranate Toddy
Chai Spiced Eggnog
Chai Spiced Eggnog
Bourbon Fruit Cupcake recipe
Bourbon Fruit Cupcake
maple butternut squash soup recipe
Maple Butternut Squash Soup
Vegetable Minestrone recipe
Vegetable Minestrone
Warm Autumn Lentil and Cauliflower Rice Bowl recipe
Warm Autumn Lentil and Cauliflower Rice Bowl
Black Tea and Mushroom Risotto Recipe
Black Tea and Mushroom Risotto
Lentil Bolognese recipe
Lentil Bolognese
Spooky Rice Crispy Squaresrecipe
Spooky Rice Crispy Squares
Spiced Apple Pancakes recipe
Spiced Apple Pancakes
pumpkin pie recipe
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Lemon Blueberry Mini Cheesecakes recipe
Lemon Blueberry Mini Cheesecakes
Quinoa Salad with Summer Squash Recipe
Quinoa Salad with Summer Squash
Peach, Blackberry, and Thyme Soda recipe
Peach, Blackberry, and Thyme Soda
Rosemary Focaccia recipe
Rosemary Focaccia
Golden Beet and Peach Gazpacho Recipe
Golden Beet and Peach Gazpacho
banana bread recipe
Banana Bread
Peach Cobbler Recipe
Peach Cobbler
Garden Gazpacho Recipe
Garden Gazpacho
Beer, Lime, and Cauliflower Tacos recipe
Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos
Coconut Carrot Energy Balls Recipe
Coconut Carrot Energy Balls
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Recipe
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
Lilac Honey Iced Tea Recipe
Lilac Honey Iced Tea
Lilac Honey Cake Recipe
Lilac Honey Cake
Strawberry Balsamic Semifredo Recipe
Strawberry Dishes (Semifredo / Oat Bars / Lemonade)
Magnolia Pot de Crème Recipe
Magnolia Pot de Crème
Moon Milk Recipe
Cherry Lavender Moon Milk
Quiche recipe
Squash, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Quiche
Recipe for chickpea noodle bowl
Chickpea Soba Noodle Bowl

Videos: Learning at Home

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