2 results for month: 03/2017


April 13th Event Preview: Strolling the Night Market

by Robin Buyers, emergence Curator "Tonight we're getting together and going to the night market...Everyone's there: men and women, the old and the young." In "Strolling the Night Market" (1991), Taiwanese singer Zheng Jinyi sings of a tradition that goes back to the Tang Dynasty, but now very much at home not only in Asia but in cities around the world. Part of a profoundly urban culture, night markets first sprang up outside temples, with vendors selling snacks and handicrafts and fortune tellers and street performers working the crowd. Temple Street Night Market, Hong Kong Photo: The Telegraph, U.K., Archive A mash-up of internat...

April 13 preview – Green Future Award of Distinction: Mark Cullen, Garden Educator, Writer, Broadcaster, Entrepreneur

"What more can we do together to encourage educators and government to get kids outdoors during the school day?," Mark Cullen asked in his November 12th, 2016, Toronto Star Saturday edition feature. He then went on to welcome environmental and outdoor education organizations to his table to come up with answers. Green Thumbs immediately reserved our seat. Mr. Cullen is not your average expert gardener. "For his contributions to promoting and developing horticulture education in Canada and for his ability to explain how Canadians can protect the environment," he was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2016, only the latest in a series of ...