3 results for month: 01/2014


Ally Bill of Responsibilities

Came across this really well worded document to help us think through each step as Green Thumbs strives to become more able to help teach kids about the history of the land we are blessed to share and use for gardens, as well as in our more general food justice work. It's written by Dr. Lynn Gehl, an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe. Check out her great website.

Honey Pot Herbals – New Cross-Promotion with GTGK

Check out this amazing online small business making beautiful personal care products with fine imported and native ingredients. We love Joanne's soaps and lotions: we tried the Patchouli-Orange Soap and the Sweetgrass Lotion - can't get enough! Next year, we'll grow some herbs for Joanne (she got a chuckle out of getting urban surplus to her country home). And if you use the coupon code GTGK1234 when you buy online, we get 5% of the sale! Thanks to Registered Herbalist Joanne Kewageshig for including us in her business! Read more on our website here.

School Garden Survey & Draw Prizes to be Won

by Cassie Scott and Sunday Harrison With the passing of the Local Food Act (Bill 36) and the Healthy Kids Panel in serious consultation, the explosion of interest in good food continues to resound. Here in Toronto, City Council has passed the Toronto Agricultural Program which should support urban agriculture including school gardens. The Ontario government is investing $30M over the next three years into the Local Food Fund, and one of its four categories includes “Education”. Now is the perfect time for school gardens to show how we support food literacy and education about local food. Please take the important first step of signing up with ...