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Teachers, are you ready to cultivate curiosity, inspire inquiry and unlock the magic of growing food in your classroom?

Click the APPLY button below to apply for Little Green Thumbs! Now accepting applications for Manitoba (ALL), Edmonton, AB region, New Brunswick (ALL) and Stony Plain, AB region.

Looking to apply for Little Green Sprouts? See HERE!

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How is Little Green Sprouts different from Little Green Thumbs?

A Little Green Sprouts garden is smaller than a Little Green Thumbs garden, and is best suited to growing micro-greens, lettuce and a small assortment of herbs. The timeframe needed for growing Little Green Sprouts crops is much less than a Little Green Thumbs garden, which requires months to produce from seed to vegetable. The program is is best suited to Kindergarten to Grade 3 students, while Little Green Thumbs is best suited to Grade 3 to 6 classrooms. The Little Green Thumbs program offers increased support and training over the Little Green Sprouts program, as well as greater access to learning and growing resources appropriate to higher grades.

FEATURES

  • Smaller garden
  • Crops of micro-greens, lettuce and some herbs
  •  Shorter time-frame needed for growing (2 - 5 weeks)
  • Best suited to Kindergarten to Grade 3 classrooms

FEATURES

  • Larger garden

  • Crops of lettuce, greens and vegetables such as beans, tomatoes and cucumbers

  • Longer time-frame needed for growing 1 month to 3.5 months

  • Best suited to Grade 3 - Grade 6 classrooms

So, you’re ready to grow? Find out how the process works below!

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Apply online

A teacher applies. Their application is sent to their regional Little Green Thumbs Host Organization. Looking for Little Green Sprouts? Apply HERE. 

Training

If accepted, all Little Green Thumbs teachers attend a training session with their Host Organization, and receive an indoor growing kit and learning resources. (Demand is high, and there are only a select number of Little Green Thumbs gardens available each year.)

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Support

(High fives included!) Little Green Thumbs teachers have the support of a local coordinator, access to ongoing professional development and resources, and join a community of LGT teachers across the country.

Impact

Watch learning come alive with your Little Green Thumbs garden! Your indoor garden becomes an extension of your classroom and naturally inspires inquiry-based, cross-curricular and experiential learning.

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What’s included and what’s expected?

Check out the nuts and bolts of the Little Green Thumbs program

Are you ready to grow?

Are you a non-profit or education organization who would like to bring Little Green Thumbs to your region?

Little Green Thumbs is a turnkey program that can add immediate impact to your line-up of education programs. If you’re an organization focused on providing education opportunities about agriculture, nutrition, food systems literacy and environmental stewardship for elementary students and you’re passionate about providing teachers with top quality programs, then Little Green Thumbs may be the perfect program for you!

Responsibilities
Find out more about becoming a Little Green Thumbs delivery partner here.
Where we're looking to grow
We are actively looking for partner organizations in British Columbia, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Yukon and Northwest Territories. If you are a provincial organization working in these regions, please be in touch!
Want to learn more?
Contact Brit MacDonald, National Program Director at bmacdonald@aitc.sk.ca