4 results for month: 05/2017


Plant Sale May 27 – Tomatoes, Peppers & Basil $2 ea

Support Green Thumbs by buying our fabulous seedlings! Time: 11:00 AM -3:00 PM Place: Winchester Public School Community Garden, near Winchester St. and Rose Ave., west of Parliament St. between Wellesley St. and Carlton St. Plants for sale - ALL PLANTS ARE $2 TOMATOES Bali Flat, ribbed, 2-3-inch delicious fruit are a fantastic raspberry-pink in color. In flavor they are sweet and spicy, with a pronounced fragrance that makes them a delight to eat. Large plants produce loads of fruit. Good for home and market gardeners. This heirloom comes from the Island of Bali, Indonesia. Emerald Evergreen 80 days. Medium-large fruit that ...

Remembering What Gardens Teach

"Environmentalism is not a specialty or a discipline like medicine or teaching or law. It's a way of seeing the world and recognizing that we are a part of the biosphere, dependent on nature--air, water, soil, photo-synthesis, biodiversity--for our health and well-being, and we need everyone to see the world through that lens." David Suzuki, Letters to my Grandchildren, 2015 On Saturday, May 13th, dozens of children, parents and grandparents joined Green Thumbs and award-winning author, Jon-Erik Lappano, to hear how the world changes when young Tokyo digs a garden. Huge trees towering over apartments, their strong roots breaking the paveme...

Summer Jobs!

Green Thumbs Growing Kids is a garden and food education non-profit based in the St. Jamestown neighbourhood. Through hands-on programs and engaging learning opportunities, we work with urban children, youth and their families to grow and prepare fresh foods in an environmentally sustainable manner. We are hiring 6 summer staff for summer 2017, in two roles. Please see the positions below. POSITION 1: Community Garden Program Leader POSITION 2: Community Garden Program Assistant   POSITION 1: Community Garden Program Leader June 26 - August 24, $13/hr  (30 hours/week) Green Thumbs is seeking 2 candidates under 30 to assist us ...

Spring is in the Air: Let’s Celebrate!

Tokyo lives in a small house between giant buildings with his family and his cat, Kevin. For years, highways and skyscrapers have been built up around the family's house where once there were hills and trees. Will they ever experience the natural world again? This Saturday afternoon, May 13, join Green Thumbs families and friends at Spring is in the Air and find out what happens to Tokyo, Kevin, their family, and their city when an old woman gives Tokyo 3 seeds. Governor General's 2016 Award Winning Author for Young People's Literature, Jon-Erik Lappano, will host a free reading of Tokyo Digs a Garden where the seeds for our own school community ...