The Plant Project: Ready. Set. Grow.
We dig brilliant plant ideas that change the world—and the people behind them.
That’s why we champion The Plant Project: to directly support, mentor and fund people and projects advancing plant-based solutions to save the planet. With grants up to $25,000 offered each and every year we want to make an impact together within our community.
So, tell us your idea!
Our Plant Projects Are Adding Up To Real Change!
To date, here are the Plant Project impacts by the numbers…
It’s Go-Green Time.
Got a product, project or great idea that just needs a little watering?
Submit your plant-based proposal and budget
Earth’s Own, along with our super legit panel of plant-based pioneers, entrepreneurs, and advocates select the top 4 – 6 projects to fund each year
In addition to grants up to $25,000, you become part of our plant-based community with access to our mentorship panel, product donations, ongoing training and networking throughout the year
The Plant Project is open for applications!
Meet the Plant Project-eers
In the past, the Plant Project has helped get a vegan food truck rolling, funded the creation of edible soup dishes, and helped other plant-based ideas get up and running. Check out our Plant Project alumni —and their planet-saving ideas!
Plant-based idea: When it comes to a chickpea-based vegan egg alternative, Eggcitables really cracked it.
Eggcitables is a chickpea-based, vegan and allergen-free egg alternative that is delish as-heck and accessible to all. The brand launched in 2018 as an expression of Hannah’s personal drive for both social and environmental change.
“I have suffered from anaphylactic food allergies my entire life. As you can imagine, my mom had quite a challenge trying to feed me in rural Nova Scotia in the 1990s. But as I grew up, the rise in plant-based eating resulted in a multitude of new vegan and allergy-friendly products. Every time I discovered a new product I could eat, it brought me so much joy. But I began to question: Why hasn’t someone created a plant-based egg? So, I launched Eggcitables – a chickpea-based alternative to eggs,” – Hannah, founder
Plant-based idea: The Cleanup Kids is a “kid thought-up, kid-inspired, and kid-run” non-profit dedicated to protecting the planet, and making healthy foods more accessible.
The Clean Up Kids is driven by the passion of 11-year-old Ella who is on a mission to make healthy, organic foods more accessible. In fact, Ella is planning to create and distribute more than 100 garden boxes to elementary schools in low income neighborhoods across the GTA, thereby helping provide a deeper understanding of where food comes from.
“I’m committed to introducing more Canadian communities to organic gardening in an accessible way. This grant will do incredible things, because it means more kids will be able to learn how to grow their own fruits and vegetables, and learn about how what we eat connects to our planet. We know one of the biggest environmental and climate dangers is the raising of livestock, so my goal is to show people that growing their own food is affordable and doable. I can’t think of anything more worthwhile,” – Ella, founder
Plant-based idea: Bruized is developing wholesome plant-based eats that are all about upcycling plant-based food that would have otherwise gone to waste.
Bruized is a team of two passionate women who are driven to rescue ingredients commonly wasted across the supply chain like organic juice pulp and ‘imperfect’ produce, and upcycling them into 100% plant-based and delish snacks.
“Bruized is on a mission to rescue perfectly good plant-based food and upcycle it into tasty, plant-based snacks. Each year, Canadian’s lose over $17 billion by creating 2.2 million tonnes of avoidable household waste. That’s equivalent to having 2.1 million cars on the road! When I discovered that 58% of food produced never gets eaten, I got curious: Why was so much food being tossed? I knew there had to be a better way,” – Monique, founder
This boss human is the Director of Operations at Lettuce Harvest; a non-profit that believes in building connected, food sovereign communities. Growing gardens that serve the environment, human mental and physical wellbeing.
“We’re all about increasing urban green space and connecting community members (and the bounty of fruits and vegetables is a bonus!)”
A super cool teacher with a big heart (and green thumb) from Churchill Community High School in La Ronge, SK who’s lookin’ to make a plantiful difference for his students.
“The Plant Project is helping us to grow leafy greens year-round by supporting our pursuit of NFT hydroponics.”
This innovative powerhouse is the founder of Eat The Dishes, makin’ delish bread bowls and coming at street food with a zero-waste mentality. She’s on a legit mission to abolish the single-use items consuming the street-food and catering industry.
“In our first year, we diverted 50,000 single-use items from our landfills!”
Watch out Winnipeg! A rad new plant-based food truck called Bright Side Kitchen will be rollin’ through your streets this summer with all sorts of delish eats.
“I’m so excited to develop relationships with local farmers to reduce food mileage, provide a living wage at minimum to my employees and develop business practices that directly give back to organizations supporting our environment and community.”