3 results for month: 09/2011


Back-to-school harvesting

Do you feel that? It's the cool fall breeze rustling your hair. Do you hear that? That's the sound of children's voices gleefully picking vegetables from their school garden carrying over: eating beans, tomatoes, sorrel, chives and what have you straight out of the garden. Last week at Winchester, Gabrielle Roy and Sprucecourt children picked a large bounty of vegetables that went into the schools' lunch and morning snack programs, as well the fresh and immediate consumption! Tomatoes for everyone! Globular and pear shaped, small and big, stripey, red, orange, yellow, peachy toned tomatoes. We also transplanted lettuce seedlings with one ...

Snail’s pace of environmental education

Jan Wong's silly article "The Horticultural Revolution" ( or as it says on the cover of the magazine "The Stupidity of School Gardens") in the October edition of Toronto Life just begs for a rebuttal. In advance of the article being posted digitally, I am posting my response here. Thanks to Jan Wong, I now know that teaching children not to kill snails is communist propaganda. I am not sure how the snails organized into trade unions, but apparently they have done so under the cover of school garden programs offered by my organization, Green Thumbs Growing Kids. Likely they’ve become so clever, and hired me as their covert operator, munching on ...

Calling All Artists!!

Are you a community artist? If so, Green Thumbs Growing Kids needs YOU! On September 24th, we are hosting our Tenth Anniversary Garden Party! We will be featuring the work of local artists in an exhibit that will be display at the party and we are looking for contributions. We would love for you to submit photographs, paintings, sketches, installations, sculptures - anything! - to us as long as it pertains to the themes of the St James Town and Cabbagetown communities, gardens, nature, environment, and/or food. If you're interested or for more information, please e-mail Meghan at greenthumbsparty@gmail.com, subject "art submission". We need your ...