5 results for month: 05/2011


PLANT SALE @ Winchester P.S. Fun Fair

Hey all - exciting news! Green Thumbs Growing Kids will be at the Winchester Public School Fun Fair this Saturday (May 28th) from 11 am - 3 pm selling some surplus edible plants. Among our offerings will be scotch bonnet peppers, early tomatoes, and sorrel (a kid favourite!). Come on out - by supporting us, you're supporting all of the students (and adults!) who visit and love our gardens. We can't wait to see you there!

School Gardens – What’s Nutrition Got To Do With It?

Greetings everyone - my name is Meghan and I’m an intern student from the Masters of Health Science in Nutrition Communication program at Ryerson University (whew, that’s a mouthful!). I’ve been asked to write a blog entry from the perspective of someone who focuses on the vital role that GTGK plays in child (or anybody’s!) nutrition. I’m really excited to be sharing this with you today! I have to be honest that I’ve encountered a few looks of confusion when I mention where I’m doing my practicum placement. “Gardening? Really? But what does gardening have to do with nutrition?” has been the prevailing response from friends and ...

The urban food-producing ecosystem

It's important to remember the value of trees in our food-producing landscapes. I remember when Ecoschools first started, feeling like sometimes we were in conflict with the idea of planting more trees on school grounds, because we were thinking about the sun and the annual food plants that need 6-8 hours of it to produce. Other folks were thinking about the need for shade, to cool buildings and children. It just doesn't seem right to have a conflict about this! We need shade AND sun. So the ideas around ecosystems and permaculture start to make sense in this context. I think about the urban forest garden this way - there's a canopy way up high ...

Spring 2011 E-News!

Here it is, folks - our Spring 2011 E-News!  There's lots going on with us - click to find out what's up in Green Thumbs Growing Kids world! http://myemail.constantcontact.com/GTGK-2011-Spring-E-News-Edition.html?soid=1103211070997&aid=phZNtl6qTPY

Growing Up Together May 13: Digging into healthy snacks and healthy soils

Next Friday! If you're a teacher or educator there are a couple spots left! Please register. Information is on the flyer below.