3 results for month: 11/2017


Urban Trees From Seed

We started a fantastic new project this year, thanks to funding from the Gosling Foundation and from Landscape Ontario. The goals of the project are: To engage elementary students in growing native trees from seed on their school grounds, connected to science curriculum and other subject areas To develop a community of practice within school communities sharing knowledge and resources on native tree establishment and care To disseminate locally grown native tree seedlings from local seed sources back into the community To include and enhance student awareness of the importance of native trees to Indigenous people and cultures The ...

Indigenous Land Stewardship Workshops

by Chimu Titi This fall Green Thumbs was afforded the opportunity through a generous grant from LUSH Cosmetics’ Charity Pot program, to bring Indigenous garden knowledge to three of our schools during school hours and one afterschool program for parents and children. The 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action recommends that educators (among others): Make age-appropriate curriculum on residential schools, Treaties, and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada a mandatory education requirement for Kindergarten to Grade Twelve students. The Toronto District School Board has instituted a ...

Cook & Grow, fall 2017

Green Thumbs is offering a new after-school program in two schools this fall, thanks to Seed funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The program engages children from grades 3-6 in cooking in their school kitchen, with produce from the school garden and beyond. Children are organized into two groups, and they switch halfway through the 2-hour program, giving every child a chance to do the activities in the garden and the kitchen. Natalie Meyers, one of the animators of this exciting new program working at Nelson Mandela Park PS shares this: “We had a wonderful second session of Cook and Grow on Thursday! We made healthy pizzas and a big ...