We make learning come alive!

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

We're Growing!

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

Celebrating 10 years!

Hands-on, minds-on exploration to bring learning to life! What better for a birthday than a few FREE gifts … for YOU! Check out our special 10th anniversary webpage and find free gifts on the bottom of the page!

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What’s Sprouting

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

Social and emotional wellbeing: Gardens can Help!

Social & Emotional Well-being: Gardens can Help!Grow Resilient Children with a Classroom Garden Resilience (or resiliency) is our ability to adapt and bounce back when things don't go as planned – an important for children (and adults). Resilience enables us to...

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Seed Starting Made Easy!

Connect Your Garden to AgricultureOnce you've decided what to grow, it's time to plant!  We love starting seeds in the classroom (and at home) using pellets - either made of compressed peat or coir. Though this method is not necessary, we find that it creates...

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Easy Grows It: Picking Your Food Growing Containers

Easy Grows It: How to Choose Your Growing Containers  Almost anything can serve as a container for growing plants. But how do you choose the home for your food crops? In addition to terra cotta, plastic and pressed fiber pots, you can use food-grade barrels,...

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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 10 years, Little Green Thumbs has been improving food literacy, cultivating environmental stewardship and transforming classroom environments for over 80,000 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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