High Park Harvest Festival!

Sunday, October 1st, 2017 from 11 am to 5 pm

The end of summer means gearing up for our High Park Harvest Festival! Come celebrate the harvest with us alongside our friends at Colborne Lodge. It’s quite the family affair with activities, food, vendors (at the lodge), crafts, music, and did we say food?

So much to see and do you can spend the entire afternoon! So drop by and check out all the activities at the south end of High Park!

We’re always looking for volunteers for Harvest Fest! We can use volunteers for set-up, clean-up, serving food, doing dishes, plus helping with crafts and activities. You can stay for the whole day (and we’ll feed you!) or help out for an hour or two (and we’ll still feed you!). Please contact us if you’re interested in helping out at kidsgrow@toronto.ca.

High Park Harvest Festival

This is it! The celebration of the year 🙂 Join us on Sunday, October 2 from 12 pm to 4 pm for this year’s High Park Harvest Festival. You can enjoy our free harvest lunch, music, meet Professor Pricklethorn, make seed balls, leaf pounding bookmarks, dream pillows and more!

Harvest Festival 2015

You can also check out the great things happening around the corner at Colborne Lodge Museum! Activities run from 11 am to 5 pm. A special Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Thanksgiving Address on the West Lawn lead by Mohawk Elder William Woodworth Raweno:kwas will open Harvest Fest. They also have vendors, music, artisans and baked potatoes for sale.

So much to do you can spend the day in High Park! We look forward to seeing you at the Garden on Sunday!

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High Park Harvest Festival 2015 – Oct. 4th

We’re still not sure how it’s crept up so quickly on us but it’s almost time for High Park’s Harvest Festival! for those of you who haven’t joined us before Harvest Fest is a free afternoon of fun activities, food and fresh air. This is a joint shindig with all our friends in the park including Colborne Lodge Museum and the High Park Nature Centre.

Harvest Fest 2015

The important details:

Date: October 4th, 2015
Time: Noon to 4:30 pm
Location: South End of High Park at both the Children’s Garden and Colborne Lodge Museum
Cost: Free with a few paid activities (many of which are also free) and some great vendors

There are plenty of activities, crafts, vendors, information booths, music and Choco Sol samples! There’s a free harvest lunch served at the Children’s Garden (while it lasts!!) and some tasty treats you can purchase down at Colborne Lodge.

NOTE:  We’re always looking for Volunteers to help out at Harvest Fest … Let us know if you’re interested! 

Other Fun Events We’re Participating in That Weekend Include:

Green Energy Doors Open

Join us for a tour of the Children’s Teaching Kitchen and learn about it’s energy saving features plus it’s sparkly crowning jewel … the photovoltaic (solar) panel array. Click on the link above to see who else in the area is participating in this fun energy filled event!

Date: October 3rd, 2015
Time: 10 am to 5 pm (between 11 and 2 pm you’ll be able to see the Kitchen in action as our Youth Cooking Program prepares the food for Harvest Fest the next day)
Location: The High Park Children’s Teaching Kitchen
Cost: Free

Ontario Natural Building Tour

Every year the Ontario Natural Building Coalition organizes a tour of Sustainably built homes and buildings throughout Ontario. This is a chance to see environmentally friendly building techniques up close and ask questions of the owners. Click the link above to find out more information.

Date: October 4th, 2015
Time: 10 to 4:30
Location: The High Park Children’s Teaching Kitchen
Cost: Free at the Kitchen but other homes/buildings require that you purchase a tour ticket see above link for more information.

We hope to see you all at Harvest Fest!

Green Energy Doors Open

Because we don’t have enough to do for Harvest Fest weekend … we thought we’d sign up for Green Energy Doors Open on Saturday, October 4th, 2014! In actual fact it’s rather handy as we’ll already be at the Children’s Teaching Kitchen. We’ll be cooking up a storm with our Youth Cooking Program and prepping the Free Harvest Lunch for Harvest Fest on Sunday.

We’ll be hosting a little open house at the Children’s Teaching Kitchen between 2 and 5 pm. Feel free to stop by and learn more about our new photovoltaic system and the straw bale construction of the Kitchen. Please note … if you feel the need to volunteer for a bit and help us clean up after the cooking program … I’m pretty sure we won’t argue 😉

Local environmental group Green 13 is also hosting a tour of the green energy projects in the surrounding area finishing off here at the Kitchen. Check out their website for more information or to sign-up for the tour.

Green Energy Doors Open – Open House Information

Date: Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Time: 2 – 5 pm
Location: Children’s Teaching Kitchen, click here for directions

For more information about our green energy systems check out our story – Interview With A Solar Wagon.

High Park Harvest Festival Oct. 5th, 2014!

Please Join Us Sunday, October 5th
from Noon to 4:30 pm

We’re excited to say that it’s Harvest Festival time once again! So many fun things happening this year including a visit from Professor Pricklethorn, ChocoSol Traders, The West End Flower Fairies, music by Margaret Christl, and Maria’s hosting another tea party.

Of course we’ll also have our free harvest lunch (while it lasts!), fun garden crafts and Teaching Kitchen Tours throughout the afternoon.

We could also use a few helpful volunteers throughout the day (we start around 9 am and go until about 6). Shifts from 2 hours to all day are available. We promise you won’t get stuck doing dishes the whole time (we’ll also make sure you have time to get out and see all the fun stuff happening throughout the site)! Contact us if you’re interested in volunteering (kidsgrow@toronto.ca or 416-338-5055).

The High Park Harvest Festival is hosted by the Children’s Eco Programs, The Colborne Lodge Museum and the High Park Nature Centre. It’s a free event and all activities at the Children’s Garden are free. There is a small charge for a variety of activities at the Lodge and for the horse drawn wagon ride. There are also a few vendors selling interesting (and often tasty) stuff at Colborne Lodge Museum!

Colbourne Lodge Harvest Fest

We hope to see you at the Festival!

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Second Annual High Park Christmas Celebrations

Join us here in High Park for the Second Annual High Park Christmas Celebrations. Sunday, December 1st from 2 to 5:30 pm on the Grenadier Restaurant patio. Listen to our local school choirs carolling at the Grenadier Restaurant, enjoy hot chocolate and Christmas cookies, visit with Santa and make some winter themed crafts with us! There will also be a tree lighting ceremony at 5:30. 

Christmas In High Park

High Park Harvest Festival Sunday, Oct. 6th

So excited about Harvest Fest this Sunday! Join us from noon to 4:30 at the Children’s Garden for food, fun and great activities for the whole family! Professor Elwood Pricklethorn will be joining us at 2 pm and Chocosol will be there to hand out yummy chocolate samples. Other guests include Live Green Toronto and Jenia’s Ukulele Jam! Plus Colborne Lodge will have vendors selling corn and other tasty treats plus wagon ride tickets.

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