4 results for month: 04/2017


Job Opportunity

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Position: Administrative Co-ordinator Location: Toronto, Ontario Green Thumbs Growing Kids works with urban children, youth and their families to learn about, grow and prepare fresh foods, cultivated in an environmentally sustainable manner. We offer hands-on programs at a cluster of school gardens and City of Toronto sites in east downtown Toronto. Green Thumbs Growing Kids is a registered charity. We are seeking a part-time Administrative Co-ordinator, to be responsible for financial management of the organization, working closely with the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director. 20 ...

Board Members Sought

Green Thumbs is seeking nominations for directors with skills in finance, fundraising, communications, marketing, and strategic planning About Green Thumbs Our mission is to empower urban children, youth and their families to learn about, grow and prepare fresh foods, cultivated in an environmentally sustainable manner, in hands-on programs. We envision healthy communities and learning gardens everywhere. Green Thumbs Growing Kids is a registered charity operating in Toronto, Ontario. We run programs at four school gardens in the Regent Park area, which focus on growing food, creating composting systems for lunchroom waste, encouraging our ...

Helping Children Fall in Love with Nature

by Robin Buyers, emergence Curator In imagining a Green Future around the emergence Common Table on April 13, special guest Mark Cullen wrote of what no digital device can bring us--the shapes, sounds, tastes, and smells of the natural world experienced directly, from the vantage point of "a picnic basket under a tree." Children at the table drew plants and animals; earth and water; sun, rain, and rainbows. Even the youngest among them acknowledged the ecosystems on which we depend and with which we so desperately need to reconnect, on Earth Day made every day. Thanks to the commitment of all those who attended, donated to, or voluntee...

For Love of Food & Family, Friends & Neighbours

by Robin Buyers, emergence Curator My neighbour is almost 90. But I still mark the arrival of spring by the sound of Carolina sweeping her patio, and the view through the fence of a garden stripped of the debris of winter and ready for its first planting of radicchio. emergence Guest Chef Therese de Grace's Nonna and Nonno, and her mother Lina, live less than a 10 minute walk south of me. Therese's journey as a young culinary artist may have taken her to Europe and the 5-star Kildare Hotel in Ireland, and later to a Pressure Cooker title, yet she has never left home cooking behind, nor the diverse stories our parents and grandparents' kitchens ...