3 results for month: 01/2011


Urban Roots Youth Program First Session

We started our first session of the Urban Roots Youth Program at Rosedale Heights Greenhouse last week with much success. In partnership with the City of Toronto, the Recipe for Community in St. James Town, we started our first program by introducing participants to vermicomposting, red wigglers (and how fabulous they are!), by getting them to screen castings (i.e. worm poo! And yes, if you think about it, a lot of soil comes from not only decomposed plant matter and minerals, but also excrements of animals, insects and microorganisms!), and making a planting mix with coir (i.e. coconut fibre) to plant a flat of pea shoots! The rounded greenho...

Seedy Sunday (and Saturday!)2011

Oohhh! It's almost that time again, where we are dreaming about planting possibilities for the spring! Seedy Saturday & Sunday (formerly just known as the event Seedy Saturday) is just around the corner. Organized by the Toronto Community Garden Network (TCGN), there is going to be three SS locations, one in Scarborough (the second year!), and now North York (woot woot represent!). Seedy Sunday/Saturday 2011 Promo below: Seedy Sunday and Saturdays is hosted by the Toronto Community Garden Network (TCGN), to provide gardeners, plant-lovers and the general public with a head-start on their spring gardens. Featuring a grassroots seed exchange, ...

2011 Recipe for Community in St. James Town – Urban Roots Youth Program

Want to learn about food production? Green Thumbs Growing Kids is pleased to announce that we are soon starting a new program for youth. It's free! Did you know? We can produce lots of fruits and vegetables in downtown Toronto? Urban Agriculture could be a great summer job for youth? What: This is a certificate 8 week program to teach you all about seeds and plants grown in a greenhouse. Young people and adults will have a chance to participate in all aspects of the art and science of growing plants in a greenhouse. All participants who complete the 12 hours of instruction will receive a certificate. Where: Rosedale Heights School Greenho...