5 results for month: 09/2009
I went on a school food garden bus tour yesterday with FoodShare and Toronto Public Health, and friends. it was very cool to see the various gardens and have a chance to chat on the bus with friends i don't see enough of. i thought a lot about how green thumbs works deeply in our school communities and how teachers could use gardens in schools without a community partner but how much harder it is. However, we have to do a balancing act because if we are too available and do too much of the work they don't feel the ownership that we want them to feel.
The tomatoes are so delicious this year and i'm so glad the children grew their own from seed instead of buying seedlings with late-blight.
This is not what one starts out to do, when one starts a children's gardening program. I thought I would get away from computers. HA! Ten years later, though, it is easier than ever to write for an audience, even if that audience is small to start.