Alberta Pulse Growers proudly supports a variety of educational initiatives designed to teach people about the benefits of both growing and cooking with pulses.
Classroom Support Program
Pulses – including dried peas, beans, chickpeas, and lentils – are healthy foods that are versatile for many classes including Junior High, intermediate and advanced Foods classes as well as CTEC Foods curricula, including FOD 1070 (Farm to Table), FOD 2130 (Vegetarian Cuisine) and FOD 2190 (Grains, legumes, pulses, nuts and seeds).
Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) is offering the following resources for junior and senior high Foods teachers:
- $25 gift card* per 25 students to purchase pulses (dry or canned pulses) from Loblaws stores such as Superstore, Extra Foods or No Frills Foods *Limits apply
- One copy for the teacher of the new APG recipe booklet Tried & True: 22 tried & true recipes with peas, beans, lentils & chickpeas
- One copy for the teacher of the new APG workbook Pulses: from Farm to Table
- Print resources for students on request (see list on order form)
- One pulse variety poster illustrating the different types of pulses
Community Cooking Class Program
Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) offers a sponsorship for educators/leaders who are holding workshops or cooking classes that focus on teaching people in their community how to cook with pulses.
- $25 gift card to purchase pulses (dry or canned) from Loblaws stores such as Superstore, Extra Foods or No Frills Foods.
- One copy of the new APG workbook Pulses: from Farm to Table for the educator/leader.
- Copies for each participant of the new APG recipe booklet Tried & True: 22 tried & true recipes with peas, beans, lentils & chickpeas.
Elementary School Handouts
Ever wondered how beans grow? Download this colourful handout for instructions on how to grow beans in the classroom or at home!
This colourful 2-page handout talks about Alberta-grown pulses, has a fun pulse word search and pancake recipe featuring beans.
Pulse Lesson Plans
Pulse Lesson Plans Available!
Agriculture in the Classroom Canada partnered with Pulse Canada during 2016 International Year of Pulses to offer lesson plans for educators across Canada and bring curriculum-linked pulse concepts to the classroom.
Classroom Agriculture Program
The Classroom Agriculture Program (CAP) is a free one-hour hands-on presentation about agriculture. Delivered by volunteers across the province, CAP teaches grade 4 students the importance of agriculture in their daily lives. Following the classroom presentation, all students receive an Activity Book containing supplementary information. A package of resource material is also provided for each teacher. CAP is a multi-commodity initiative endorsed by Alberta Education and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.
For more information about CAP, please visit www.classroomagriculture.com.