Posted on November 6, 2020
Green Thumbs Growing Kids is a local charity actively creating school food gardens in order to connect children to food and their environment. They reached out to the CRA to share an update on their activities:
For 21 years we have been at the forefront of garden-based elementary education in downtown Toronto helping teachers and families to start food gardens at their schools.
This fall we wanted to connect with more folks in our community and spread the word about the important work we do. If you live or shop around Cabbagetown, you may have noticed pumpkins in the shops accompanied with information about Green Thumbs. We want to thank all the local business owners who agreed to lend a hand and display a pumpkin, it was a pleasure to meet you.
The pumpkins represent the kind of work we do at GTGK , demonstrating the magic of seeds, soil and water to children. Our school gardens and programming engage children, youth and even their parents. The exploration of nature and healthy food is at the heart of all our programs. The gardens are dynamic classrooms for vibrant hands-on learning in many subject areas including planting seeds, compost and making meals from the food grown.
This year, like so many other organizations, we have pivoted to online food and garden education in order to keep kids interested and engaged in growing food. Plus we have been able to use the school gardens to grow food and share it with those in need in our community.
You can look us up and learn more about what we do at – www.greenthumbsto.org or on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Reach out if you have questions or would like to support our work, we look forward to meeting more folks in our neighbourhood – firstname.lastname@example.org