School gardens and growing with kids
The following organizations have great examples of children’s garden programming, and many have free online resources to help you with your own garden.
City of Toronto Children’s Eco Programs
Camps, school visits, a children’s garden, teaching kitchen and more! http://childrensecoprograms.ca/
Black Creek Community Farm
Offers farm camps, school visits and youth internship programs http://www.blackcreekfarm.ca/kids-and-youth/
Evergreen’s programs include Greening School Grounds, Outdoor Learning & Play, Youth Leadership and Day Camps http://www.evergreen.ca/our-impact/children/ Online resources include school grounds and packages for teachers http://www.evergreen.ca/get-involved/resources/
FoodShare’s programs page has a number of tools for anyone interested in getting kids active in the garden.
Meredith Hayes, Field to Table Schools Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 416-363-6441 ext. 240
Offers activities at schools, farmer’s markets, festivals and events, including special programs for babies, toddlers and parents. They design activities to meet special needs. Also they offer garden design and curriculum-linked activities for schools, day cares and organizations.
Find us at www.gardenjane.com or call 416-534-4656
Green Thumbs Growing Kids
Green Thumbs Growing Kids teaches urban children, youth and families how to grow and use fresh, nutritious foods in an environmentally sustainable and socially just manner. Hands-on programs are on school and park lands in the east downtown core. Their website contains a toolkit with lesson plans for garden-based learning.
PACT supports and empowers at-risk young people through programs focused on food and gardening.
The Spiral Garden
The Spiral Garden is an arts and nature camp program for kids of all abilities at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. http://hollandbloorview.ca/programsandservices/ProgramsServicesAZ/Spiralgarden
Seed to Table
Seed to Table's Instars is an organization in the Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park neighbourhood that promotes healthy eating, and a healthy environment. Our members meet up every week to cook healthy meals, work in the Danzig garden and plan events for our program.
Children’s fun & factual illustrated adventure books to help teach composting www.castlecompost.com.
Please contact the author Larraine R. at 705-778-1922 or email email@example.com
Cathy’s Crawly Composters
Cathy’s Crawly Composters is an environmentally driven worm composting business. We supply red wiggler worms, bins, castings, books and accessories. Everything needed to get started. We offer inspirational classroom workshops and worm birthday parties. Worms in the class offer a tremendous learning opportunity!
Contact Cathy Nesbitt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 1-888-775-9495 www.cathyscomposters.com
Ecological Farmers of Ontario
EFAO has a classroom guide to agriculture.
Backyard Urban Farming Company (BUFCO)
BUFCO installs raised beds and runs gardening programs for schools.
USC Canada has educational resources for primary grades on seed saving.Page updated on 2016-11-02 14:10:49