2 results for month: 06/2010


Benefits of tasting plants in the garden

"This garden is so pretty and there's so much food" - 9 year old girl at Winchester at lunch recess on Monday. I am super pleased when children taste new things or something that looks unfamiliar in the garden.  When uninitiated, they often hesitate, their hands hovering over the plant, looking at their peers to see if they are going to eat a leaf too, and express a bit of discomfort.  However, in most instances they eventually get over their apprehensions and are quick to exclaim "What else can we taste in the garden???!?", after biting into something like the cherished sorrel leaf. I have been working at Green Thumbs for over two years and ...

We’re hiring! Jobs for St. James Town youth

Green Thumbs Growing Kids and Youth Voices Research Group are seeking to hire and train eight youth who currently live in St. James Town to be Youth Health Navigators. Youth Health Navigators will: assist in urban food and garden programming with children and families; help with increasing access to healthy food; utilize their knowledge of the “new Canadian” experience; document their experiences around food and health using photos, video, or other art forms; and assist with communicating health equity messages to other youth and the broader community. Salary: $12.00 per hour for senior positions, $10.25 for junior positions. Hours: 24 ...