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Kids Books in the Garden

Kids Books in the Garden

Our Favourite Kids' Garden Books Check out our favourites on the Little Green Thumbs book shelf! Using children’s literature to connect kids to gardening, agriculture, good food and the natural world is a compelling and rewarding strategy. We’ve compiled some of our...

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Make Your Own Salad Dressing

Make Your Own Salad Dressing

Make Your Own Salad Dressing Got two minutes before dinner? Why not make your own salad dressing! It’s simple and easy enough for your small children to make.. and it’s an opportunity to be scientists and chefs. If you’ve got a bit more time try these simple...

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Our Favourite Funky Veggies to Grow with Kids

Our Favourite Funky Veggies to Grow with Kids

Our Favourite Funky Veggies to Grow with Kids You don’t have to be a green thumb to have fun with your kids in the garden. Gardening with kids is fun, messy and educational! Tending a garden is a great way to get outdoors and out of the house with your kids. At Little...

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Why Wednesday #2

Why Wednesday #2

Why Wednesday #2 Last week, we solicited some of your growing questions, issues and wonderings! This week, we’re out to set the record straight. Below are the answers to the questions asked last year, and common gardening questions we are asked regularly! My seedlings...

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Make Your Own Seed Bombs

Make Your Own Seed Bombs

Make Your Own Seed Bombs You might be thinking, ‘A seed bomb! What in the world is that??’. A seed bomb (also known as seed ball or, adorably, earth dumpling) is a set of seeds, encased in a nutrient dense ball of soil and clay. The seeds are protected from predators...

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Why Wednesday #1

Why Wednesday #1

Why Wednesday #1 Last week, we solicited some of your growing questions, issues and wonderings! This week, we’re out to set the record straight. Below are the answers to the questions asked last year, and common gardening questions we are asked regularly! My seedlings...

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Farmers 2050 Challenge

Farmers 2050 Challenge

Farmers 2050 Challenge Update The players in Farmers 2050 reached 100% of the goal for Little Green Thumbs! The top team was 'Natural Science', from Alberta, Canada with 932455 total points.   Check out this video to see how much was donated from Nutrien LTD to...

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Dismantling and Cleaning Your LGT Garden

Dismantling and Cleaning Your LGT Garden

Dismantling and Cleaning Your LGT Garden Congratulations on the end of another Little Green Thumbs growing season! There are a few important steps to dismantle and clean your classroom garden before storage. You will want to clean and sterilize your self-watering...

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Recipe for a Successful School Garden

Recipe for a Successful School Garden

Recipe for a successful school garden So, you want to start a school garden? High fives all around! School gardens are an important step in engaging students to understand and appreciate agriculture, an industry that grows, processes, and delivers safe, abundant food...

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