6 results for month: 05/2010


Support Sarah! Support us! Support cancer prevention!

Sarah Dobec, holistic nutritionist and also founder of Field Trip, is doing the Cancer Prevention Challenge, and has chosen us to donate to via fund sharing. Each participant gets to decide what prevention initiative 80% of their fund raising goes to.  15%  goes to the Women's Healthy Environments Network and the rest covers the cost of administration. We are delighted, pleased and more than honoured to have been chosen! You can support her support us, support cancer prevention(what a mouthful!) here. You can also read more about her personal pledge on her blog. Later this season Green Thumbs Growing Kids will be one of the featured site visits ...

In the thick of things!

Hello hello! We've been super busy here and have not had much time to update the blog with all the exciting stuff happening here at GTGK(apart from the fundraiser)! We've had two awesome OISE interns Mehrdad and Lyndsay this month. I cannot tell you enough how great it's been to have them to not only help run programs but also develop their own lesson plans and work on different projects! More on that later... We've been running a ton of programs at Allan Gardens Children's Conservatory and also having students directly sowing seeds and TRANSPLANTING their little seedlings in their school gardens. We've probably had our best harvest of greens and ...

Garden Party Fundraiser Fun & Delicious

The children gorged on the Ontario asparagus sushi as their parents admonished them for eating so fast, got a kick out of the mocktails blender, dug holes in the garden beds and looked at worms. Adults milled about the platters of  delicious food, listened to the live bands, hovered around the silent auction table and plant displays, conversed with one another and sipped thirst quenching iced sun tea and fruity mocktails. The musicians entertained those that sat outside in the sunny weather which was perfect for a garden party. The silent auction(see donors below!) got competitive as people outbid one another -- tons of fun and sighs of ...

Garden Party Music Line Up!!

Sunday's filled with music courtesy of great local talent who are contributing their time and musical gifts to our fundraiser: Watershed, a new Toronto-based folk band. Combining folksy instrumentals and rootsy harmonies, Watershed will make you forget your troubles and pull you into their smooth flow. Fado Blues, featuring Catarina Cardeal and Mike Siracusa pushing the definition of Portuguese Fado to new areas that touch the universal exploration of blues – passionate Portuguese songs with a contemporary twist. Within their first year of formation, Fado Blues was performing to sell out audiences in Toronto and throughout Canada. A ...

Garden Party MC

We're lucky to have her - the Green Goddess herself! Mary-Margaret McMahon, a public servant for the green-loving masses!

Garden Party Update: More silent auction items donated!

Thanks to our generous supporters we have a few more items donated for the silent auction this Sunday: *Baker Maria Nunez from Eat Cake!'s delicious cake made with fresh and mostly organic ingredients. A $50 value. See flyer below! *Catherine Tammaro original artwork. The Fun Guy Farm's Oyster Mushroom Kit We are so excited for this event this weekend. You can still buy tickets online , or just e-mail us at info(AT)kidsgrowing.ca, and simply reserve tickets at the door. And for sale at the event, as well as for you to sample, are Guille's alfajores: they are a Latin American specialty (look them up!) and they will be topped with candied flowers ...