3 results for month: 11/2010


GTGK at Food Secure Canada and Toronto GFJI Grub It Up

Hello there! It's been a busy week! Yesterday we participated in our second Grub It Up at Lawrence Heights in organizational partnership with Afri-Can FoodBasket. The aim of  the  gathering was to bring people together who are committed to dismantling racism in food systems. We ate, converse and also participated in facilitated activities and discussions. (A group of people from Toronto attended the Growing Food and Justice for All Gathering in Milwaukee back in 2009 and 2010 and were inspired to start a regional L.E.G - Local Empowerment Group --- this is was the second event of the LEG.) FoodShare supplied the food and we had many amazing ...

A deliciously warm autumn in the school food gardens

The school food gardens in east downtown Toronto have been blessed with an exceptionally long and warm autumn, making for a lot of harvested greens, fruits and vegetables like mouse melons, tomatoes, ground-cherries, sunberries, peppers, lemon cucumbers, lettuce, beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, okra, coriander, Chinese chives, Tulsi and Genovese basil, dill, bok choy, thyme, and many other varieties by the children. One of the students new favourite revamped workshops is Nutrition All-Stars. This workshop incorporates harvesting, a fun and competitive nutrition knowledge "game show" challenge, and a food prep component. Children got to make their ...

A Gift that Keeps on Growing!

This holiday season, give a gift that says you care about healthy kids in the inner city. Contribute to Green Thumbs Growing Kids, and we'll send the giftee a lovely card (image below) saying that you've made a donation in their name. $10 card Buys enough seed to feed one class healthy garden greens in spring. $20 card Will feed the class healthy garden snacks in both spring and fall. In summer, local families harvest the produce. $30 card plus a package of heritage organic vegetable seed collected in our school gardens Will purchase enough seed to feed one class healthy snacks for the whole growing season, and provide a harvest of fresh ...