7 results for month: 08/2010


Youth project coming to an end (and summer too?!?!)

I am sad to say that this is our last week with the youth at Green Thumbs. It feels like we just started and are getting into the groove of programming, building and gardening....and there's so much more we could be doing! This has been an immense learning experience and quite satisfying really...I definitely have more ideas on how to involve youth in urban agriculture, and food and environmental education. And it's been amazing to partner with Youth Voices Research Group (shout out to Monica, Stephen, Samy, Andrea and Jill)! We went to FoodCycles yesterday morning and it was fantastic. We got to help pull out weeds from the asparagus bed (which ...

InsideToronto.com article on GTGK

We were written up in an article by Justin Skinner of InsideToronto! Helping to create Green Thumbs in St. James Town - August 18, 2010 - InsideToronto.com - Justin Skinner With so little green space in St. James Town, Green Thumbs Growing Kids is looking to give children and youth some gardening space to call their own. The not-for-profit organization has been running community gardens at three local schools over the past several years, starting with a large garden space at Winchester Public School more than a decade ago. Since it began, Green Thumbs Growing Kids has helped countless students plant, tend and harvest fresh vegetables at Winchest...

Youth Health Navigator Event – August 25th, 5:30 – 9 pm

As a product of the Food4Health Equity Project facilitated in partnership with Green Thumbs Growing Kids and the Wellesley Institute the Youth Navigator Event, held on August 25th, is a Food and Health Celebration where 11 youth from St. James Town will share food and health stories gathered through gardening, photography, video and blogging. The event will showcase photographs, videos, and a website that the youth have created to share information and resources on food and health in St. James Town. Below is a summary of the event details: What: Food4Health Equity Youth Navigator Event Where: 225 Wellesley Street East, Unit 4B (at street ...

TOMORROW: Showcasing a successful youth green jobs program and local food access for the community

CULTIVATING COMMUNITY: LOCAL YOUTH GROWING A HEALTHY NEIGHBOURHOOD Join Green Thumbs Growing Kids and supporters for a Garden Tour and Celebration! When : Tuesday August 17th, 7 – 8 pm Where: Winchester Public School Community Garden, at the corner of Winchester Street and Rose Avenue Join community members, MPP Glen Murray and supporters of Green Thumbs Growing Kids, such as the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Live Green Toronto and others, to celebrate the accomplishments of youth in greening their community and producing local food in St. James Town, one of the most densely populated areas of ...

Growing Local Roots: Advancing Urban Agricultural Movements in the Greater Toronto Area

Growing Local Roots:  Advancing Urban Agricultural Movements in the Greater Toronto Area When: August 16th 2010, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location: Meeting Room 310 at Metro Hall Sunday Harrison will speak on panel and present on behalf of Green Thumbs Growing Kids, along with Sarah Elton, Food Activist, Writer and Journalist Krista Fry, Urban Agriculture Coordinator for the Scadding Court Community Centre Philippa Campsie, Editor of the Metcalf Foundation's 2010 Food Solutions Report

Summer Youth & Good Times

Goodness. It's August! We've had Sarah, Jijo, J.J., Amanuel, Winston, Jiawen, Abie and Sail, the youth we've co-hired with Youth Voices Research Group, for over 5 weeks and it's been fantastic. I am not sure how we managed not to have as much assistance in past summers! They've really been instrumental in the success of our programs this summer. It's been a lot of fun as well as a learning experience for all! Youth celebrating their earth block built at Rose Ave. Public School. The youth installed a rainwater catchment system at École Gabrielle-Roy with assistance from U4Change. Youth trellising cucumbers at Winchester. Please go to the ...

Bountiful harvest at Rose Avenue Public School garden

Every Thursday evening during summer, families and children gather at Rose Avenue School Garden. With the summer evening drop-in program now in its fourth year at Rose Avenue, word is spreading among St. James Town residents and participation is increasing. Here's a glimpse of some of the fresh greens and herbs from the harvest. Last week a record number of people - both adults and children - dropped in at the garden. Over the course of the evening about 30 children and 15 adults joined in for garden work, watering, weeding and picking. Our school garden at Rose Avenue is in a pretty shady location - with trees, the school and nearby apartment ...