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School gardens and growing with kids

Online activities and programs 

Toronto Seedy Saturday has printable activities and videos on making fruit animals http://seedysaturday.ca/toronto-for-kids/

The Earth to Tables Legacies project has brought together a small group of food activists across big differences – youth/elders, rural/urban, Indigenous/settler, Canadian/Mexican – for an exchange around food justice and food sovereignty. The website has a multimedia educational package that includes facilitator’s guides, further resources and commentaries by activists and academics.

https://earthtotables.org/

Evergreen

Evergreen has children's programs and online activities on nature and food gardening  https://www.evergreen.ca/tools-publications/

FoodShare

How-to guides include curriculum-related food and garden activities   https://foodshare.net/resources/printable/

Green Thumbs 

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. Online programs for kids. 

greenthumbsto.org

Sayeh Sun Studio

Sayeh Sun Studio has a free PDF of children's gardening activities The Garden Fun Club

Sustain Ontario

The Food Initiatives Greenhouse has online activities based on the Ontario curriculum https://sustainontario.com/greenhouse/resource-database/?_sft_initiatives=children-youth&_sft_theme=garden-soil-compost

Castle Compost

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 peewee@castlecompost.com


Gardening programs and services for kids


Backyard Urban Farming Company (BUFCO)

BUFCO installs raised beds and runs gardening programs for schools. 

Black Creek Community Farm

Offers farm school visits and a Moms' and Kids' group https://www.blackcreekfarm.ca/

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!

www.cathyscomposters.com


City of Toronto Children’s Eco Programs

Camps, school visits, a children’s garden, teaching kitchen and more! http://childrensecoprograms.ca/

Garden Jane

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.  www.gardenjane.com 

PACT

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. 

https://hollandbloorview.ca/services/programs-services/spiral-garden



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