Fall Program Registration Update!

It’s that time of year once again … Registration time! We’re less than a month away from our registration day for our fall and winter programs such as our Creative Chefs with Caregiver, Cooking Vegetarian and Garden and Nature Weekday Programs.

There is one big change we need to let you know about! This fall our programs will now be found under a different FUN Guide. You’ll now find our programs under … wait for it … the Toronto / East York and West Toronto / York Fun Guide. It’s a mouthful but if you look at a map of Toronto it does make sense!

Now the most important thing you need to know about this big change is the date for registration. We are now part of the Wednesday morning registration time slot. For our Fall and Winter programs registration starts at 7 am on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

For all your how to register information and details check out the Parks, Forestry and Recreation pages on the City of Toronto Website here.

We hope you enjoy the last weeks of summer and we look forward to cooking up some tasty treats with everyone!

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.

School Programs Now Available Fall, Winter and Spring!

Have you heard the news? We now offer our great environmental and outdoor education programs throughout the fall, winter and spring. Your class can join us and learn about the amazing natural urban spaces we have here in Toronto. We offer our Garden Programs for a few more weeks and our Hiking Programs throughout the rest of the fall and winter.

All of our programs are linked to the Ontario Curriculum and provide students with hands-on activities to help them learn about and explore our natural environment.

Children’s Garden School Programs Brochure

Exploring Toronto School Programs Brochure

We’re also developing a number of programs related to our new Children’s Teaching Kitchen check back soon for more information!

 

Tomorrow’s Registration Cheat Sheet!

It’s that time already 🙂  Time to register for our fall programs.  We have kids and youth cooking with veggies programs plus our outstanding Eco Leader In Training course.  

Do you have a budding environmental leader in your home?  This leadership program will discuss environmental issues but also give your young leader the opportunity to develop and practice leadership, facilitation and communication skills.

Click Here for the downloadable .pdf of the course barcodes for this fall and winter.

Urban Veg Tour & Harvest Fest 2011

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.

Just About Time for a Long Winter’s Nap!

It’s that time of year.  Gardens are being put to bed, snow shovels are being dug out from the shed and the leaves are added to the compost pile.  Well, almost on that last one!  After a quick survey of the Garden yesterday we’ve found a few plants still plugging away and trying to survive these last few frosts!

Cardoon – related to the Globe Artichoke

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