31 results for author: Sunday Harrison


P is for Planting

Patricia decided to plant a garden. She wanted to grow all the things that had the same first letter as her name, but the only plant she knew that started with a P was pea shoots, so that was what she planted. Even if your name doesn't start with a P, come plant pea shoots with us on Sunday June 11th, 12pm - 2pm. We'll be at the corner of Carlton & Parliament for the Cabbagetown Bike Tune Up. These gourmet greens you plant will be yours to take home to harvest a week or so later. Cycle Solutions will be on site providing bike checks and simple tune ups. El Charro Restaurant will have some tasty crunchy munchies. Cycle Toronto Ward ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...