Ingredients for Successful Classroom Cooking

Ingredients for Successful Classroom Cooking

Ingredients for Successful Classroom Cooking Enjoying a fresh harvest of vegetables is one of the best parts of gardening with students! In celebration of Eat, in our Plant, Grow, Eat, Share charter, we are sharing our top ingredients for successful classroom cooking....
Make the Most of your Farmers’ Market

Make the Most of your Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ markets have a fun, vibrant atmosphere! Beyond the beautiful displays of colour and fresh produce, learning opportunities abound for youth at your local market. From sampling a new food, to seeing a wider variety of fruits and vegetables and meeting the...
8 ways to talk about hunger

8 ways to talk about hunger

How do we solve the problem of hunger and food security on a global and local scale? This BIG question can be a tough discussion for teachers and students, often with no straightforward answer. Everybody knows what it feels like to be hungry, but for many students...
Lessons in Food Waste

Lessons in Food Waste

According to a 2013 report from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), worldwide we’re wasting more than 30% of our food. That’s like going to the grocery store, picking up 4 bags of groceries and dropping an entire bag in the dumpster. In Canada alone, the...
What is Food Literacy?

What is Food Literacy?

For the month of April, Little Green Thumbs is celebrating Food Literacy! All month long we will be exploring how school gardens act as a catalyst for food literacy learning, engaging students to explore their relationships with food and foster healthy eating...