3 results for month: 05/2014


Tomatoes need companions, gardens need gardeners and we need you to join Green Thumbs Growing Kids!

by Joe Durand   As a long time member of Green Thumbs Growing Kids I have had the opportunity to do just about everything imaginable associated with Green Thumbs. I have learned to compost, written fundraising letters, turned compost, built raised beds, sat as a Board member, turned compost (the too green and smelly kind) spent hours at an information booth, planted tomatoes and yes, turned compost!! the sweet and earthy smelling kind, that is just right!. And of all these things, none is more important than the other!! Let me try and explain what I mean.   In our gardens, like many home gardeners, tomatoes are all stars!! Kids can plant ...

A Community that stays together

A Community that stays together by Kisha Andrews, Community Worker in Training After two months of planning, I actually completed my first March Break program with over 200 children throughout the week.  I never expected it to be so chaotic but enjoyable at the same time. The up side of doing this March Break Program is having a group of volunteers and team leaders that can cohesively provide a program for such a large number of children. During the planning process I was in charge of contacting some of the organizations that would become guests at our program. Sometimes it felt a little frustrating to try to get a timely response from some of ...

Give Peas A Chance!

Give Peas A Chance!   Hello everyone, my name is Brad and I am a Community Worker in training at George Brown College. If you are reading this then I am glad to say that we both survived this gruelling winter! This is me on the left. The past four months working with Green Thumbs has been a remarkable experience. I began my practicum during the harsh weather of January, so the opportunity to spend time working in our wonderful school gardens has not presented itself. Though I haven't had the chance to see the three sisters (squash, corn, and beans) grow, I have been fortunate enough to participate in the planting of seeds. We have planted ...