We make learning come alive!

Little Green Thumbs give students and teachers the tools to grow food right in their own classrooms.

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Check out the Little Green Thumbs Learning Blog, with new inspiration and resources added every week!

New Resource!

Check out the new Plants, People and Climate Change resource, an exploration of Climate Change through the world of plants. 

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What’s Sprouting

All of the latest news and updates from Little Green Thumbs.

Caring for Plants and Their Needs

All living things have needs that must be met in order to survive, and plants are no different. The job of a good gardener or farmer is to ensure the best conditions for growth for your plants and to help their needs be met. A plant will meet its needs in a variety of...

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Dandelion Fritters Recipe

Dandelion Fritters are quick, easy and tasty treats that your students and kids can build themselves from fresh garden ingredients.  "Eat 'em to beat 'em." Though it's best to leave the first dandelions of the season for the bees as their first spring food, by late...

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Choosing the Right Soil for Your Indoor Garden

Remember, potting soil is different from outdoor soil. Our outdoor soils are alive.  Potting soil is light, does not compact, and has a high water-boiling capacity without becoming water-logged - all important qualities to grow vegetables in a contained rooting area....

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What we do

Little Green Thumbs is an indoor gardening program that brings your classroom to life.

We equip teachers with the tools, skills and training to grow classroom gardens. A Little Green Thumbs garden supports inquiry-based, hands-on and cross-curricular learning. Youth unlock the magic of food and agriculture education and explore the connections between their health, environment and food system.

The results

Each year we get closer to our vision of a garden in every school and a school in every garden! For 12 years, Little Green Thumbs has been improving food literacy, cultivating environmental stewardship and transforming classroom environments for over 100,000 students.  

GARDENS

TEACHERS

SCHOOLS

STUDENTS

Roots across the country

Little Green Thumbs is growing in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador. The LGT program is delivered regionally by our local non-profit and educational ‘host’ organizations. We are always looking to grow our Little Green Thumbs family! Find out who’s in our family and where we are growing.

Our promise, your adventure

We’re here to help. A classroom garden should integrate into classroom life and learning, acting as an extension to your learning environment. As a Little Green Thumbs teacher, you’ll have access to program materials, lesson plans, how-to videos and ongoing support from your local coordinator. Check out some sample Little Green Thumbs activities and resources below!

“Little Green Thumbs has infused energy and life into our science, math and language arts curriculums!”

– Little Green Thumbs Teacher, Newfoundland

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