4 results for month: 04/2016


April E-news!

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Experiential Learning Consultation at Ontario Education Ministry

by Sunday Harrison April 11, 2016 I was fortunate to be able to attend a consultation at the education ministry's offices a few weeks ago. It was organized by EASO, Education Alliance for a Sustainable Ontario. You can see the ministry's call for public input on their draft document here. The consultation period lasts until the end of May, so be sure to provide your feedback on the value of experiential learning. Experiential learning is exactly what food- and environmental-literacy programs need as a policy framework to support our work. There are also surveys for community organizations and educators. There are four questions that ...

Because gardening makes me love the earth

by Emily Pascall, March 17, 2016 We completed our last pea shoot program a few weeks ago at Sprucecourt Public School.  For the last three weeks, I have been co-facilitating an interactive gardening exercise for children, along with my fellow placement students from George Brown, Mia and Richard. What a fun, exciting, challenging and rewarding experience it has been introducing children to the wonders of soil and seeds! The programs are quick – usually completed in under an hour, and in alignment with the Ontario elementary school curriculum, In the program, we discuss with children what is needed to grow plants, how plants require the same ...

Me and the Worms

Hi my name is Mia. I am currently a student in Community Worker Program in George Brown College. I have an interest in working with kids and food justice. So Green Thumbs is a great place to have my placement. I really want to help kids know more about the beauty of nature! Funny facts about worm composting! I have been in Green Thumbs for almost 2 months, and every week the funniest thing for me to do is taking care of the worms and feeding them. I used to know nothing about worm composting. I was even afraid of holding a worm! But now, I realized they are meaningful creatures and the soil would be completely different without these cute ...