Are you ready?! It’s that time of year again … the High Park Harvest Festival is happening this Sunday from Noon to 4:30 pm at the Children’s Garden and Colborne Lodge Museum. The High Park Nature Centre will be helping out with the festivities too
Join us for our free harvest lunch (while it lasts! There’s even pumpkin pie ), nature crafts, a Harvest Jam with Nikki (1 pm & 3 pm), meet Professor Pricklethorn at 2 pm and decorate your own reusable lunch bag with the folks from Livegreen Toronto.
Don’t forget to check out the activities down at Colborne Lodge Museum (activity fees may apply) and take a tour of the Lodge (pay what you can entrance fee) and find out how the Howard’s celebrated the harvest.
Tour’s of the new Children’s Teaching Kitchen will be ongoing throughout the afternoon. If you’re joining us on the Ontario Straw Bale Building Coalition Tour you are welcome to stop by between 10 am and 4:30 pm. for a tour of the Kitchen
A garden party with panache! A little fancy and a whole lot of fun Join us at the High Park Children’s Garden and Children’s Teaching Kitchen for a free Community Event on Sunday, August 19 from noon to 4 pm.
Squash from the High Park Children’s Garden
The Summer Squash Soirée is an afternoon of Garden Party Delights. Enjoy a free harvest lunch made with veggies straight from the Children’s Garden, join our special guest Caitlin and help decorate for the Soirée with beautiful garden art creations inspired by food and garden stories, craft a fancy garden party hat, have your face painted for the festivities, partake in our special squash sessions – how to use all that zucchini and how to grow it in the first place … and so much more!
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What is a brouhaha you might ask? Why it’s a bash, a shindig, possibly even a to-do We’re hosting our annual July special event and you are invited to join us! This Sunday is an extra special occasion because we are hosting an event for the very first time in our beautiful new Children’s Teaching Kitchen.
This lovely facility is a straw bale building with a gorgeous green roof and environmentally (and kid) friendly features. Join us at 2 pm for a tour of the Kitchen and learn more about what makes it special.
Other fun activities and presentations will include:
- Free Harvest Lunch from the Children’s Garden (while it lasts!)
- 1 pm Presentation by Toronto Environmental Alliance (also check out their table and activities throughout the afternoon)
- Make Seedballs for our Teaching Kitchen Landscaping Project
- Make your own Tea from the herbs in the Children’s Garden
- Face Painting
- The Very Berry Scavenger Hunt
- Participate in our group art project – What does your garden grow – Mural
- Mini Kitchen tours
- 3 pm Garden Story Time
So please feel free to spend a lovely summer afternoon with us in the Children’s Garden. We hope to see you there!
It’s almost that time … as we’ve stated before … man how time flies! Harvest Fest is right around the corner. We’ve sent out our volunteer call and are getting together our crafts and activities. Join us for the fun and learn all about the Children’s Teaching Kitchen currently under construction at the garden. Click on the poster for a downloadable .pdf version:
We have a few fun activities coming up in the near future! First off we have the 2011 Urban Veg Tour presented by the Horticultural Societies of Parkdale and Toronto. This great tour is all about growing vegetables in a variety of urban spaces.
Lorraine Johnson will be a guest speaker and a variety of amazing gardens will be on display. Check out/click on the poster below for ticket information and tour details.
Next event after this is the High Park Harvest Festival. Harvest Fest is a joint event put on by ourselves, Colborne Lodge and the High Park Nature Centre. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 from 12:00 to 4:30 pm down by Colborne Lodge and the Children’s Garden.
This year we won’t have the opportunity to feed everyone (with the Children’s Garden left fallow for the summer due to the Kitchen construction there’s nothing to cook up for everyone). We will, however, be able to show you what’s happening at the Kitchen and of course still have a variety of fun garden and nature activities for everyone to enjoy.
You can find out more about the event on the High Park Nature Centre site and the Colborne Lodge Museum site.