School gardens and growing with kids

Online activities and programs 

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.


Evergreen has children's programs and online activities on nature and food gardening


How-to guides include curriculum-related food and garden activities

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.

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

Castle Compost

Children’s fun & factual illustrated adventure books to help teach composting

Please contact the author Larraine R. at 705-778-1922 or email

Kids Growing City fee-based programs for kids and schools, free online herb e-kits and school garden road map

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

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!

City of Toronto Children’s Eco Programs

Camps, school visits, a children’s garden, teaching kitchen and more! 

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. 


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.

Toronto District School Board site for urban farms and food gardens, with resources for starting a school garden:

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