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

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How to ripen and store your homegrown tomatoes

So, frost came a little early and your tomatoes are still green?! Don’t fret, you can give your tomatoes a little help to ripen off the vine! First, a bit of information about what affects ripening. Ideally, it’s best to ripen tomatoes on the vine.  The optimal...

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Homegrown Tomatoes – A Song by Guy Clark

To celebrate growing tomatoes, here's our favourite tomato song written and performed by Guy Clark. To quote: "Only two things that money can't buy and that's true love and homegrown tomatoes."  Little Green Thumbs students might like listening to the song, or singing...

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Why are the leaves curling on our class tomato plant?

This is called physiological leaf roll! Fortunately, leaf roll doesn’t affect the growth of the tomato or the fruit. It’s not caused by an insect or disease but by environmental factors* Environmental factors are anything that causes stress to the plant such as not...

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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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