Introducing Our New Garden & Nature Weekday Programs

We’re introducing a fun, educational new program for our fall session. Garden and Nature and Around the Garden – with Caregiver are our two new weekday programs happening Tuesdays throughout the fall. 

To register for this program please go to the City of Toronto’s FUN Guide registration page.

For more information about the program check out our Garden & Nature Program Page.

Registration for our fall Garden & Nature Programs plus our fall Children’s Cooking Programs starts Saturday, Septmeber 9th, 2017 at 7 am. Get ready to hit those redial and refresh buttons!

Garden Clean-Up Day Sunday Nov. 24th

It’s that time of year folks! The leaves have fallen (mostly) from the trees, the plants have given us their last fruits to harvest and our garlic is (almost) all planted. It’s time to put the Garden to bed. It needs to sleep and rejuvenate for another fruitful season next year.

Please join us from 10 am to 1 pm at the Children’s Garden in High Park on Sunday, November 24th and help us wrap up another successful season at the Children’s Garden. We’ll keep you warm with tea made with plants from the Garden and some mulching of the Garden beds!

Seedy Saturdays (and a Sunday!)

It’s that time of year once again!  Seedy Saturdays (and a Sunday) are just around the corner.  Perfect timing for starting your seeds indoors.  

There’s nothing like watching seeds grow to get you through the tail-end of winter.  Watching tiny little leaves unfold and slowly but surely turn into the plants we all know and love provides us with that little taste of spring.  Here are a few great resources for starting seeds …

Lets Start Seeds – You Grow Girl (very comprehensive list of resources)

Gayla Trail’s (You Grow Girl) Awesome Seed Starting Chart

Seed Starting 101 – Canadian Gardening

Seed Starting Basics – Mother Earth News

Our best seed sources will be at these great Seedy Saturday (and one Sunday!) events:

Scadding Court – Sat., Mar. 3
Evergreen Brickworks – Sat., Mar. 10
Heron Park Community Centre – Sat., Mar. 17
West End – Sat., Mar. 24
Lawrence Heights Community Centre – Sun., Mar. 25 

Check out one of these great events in your area.  The closest one to High Park will be the West End Seedy Saturday at Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre on Mar. 24.  We hope to see you there!

The 2011 Year End Report

2011 … what an amazing year!  The year of big changes and fun discoveries. It was a year without our flagship Children’s Garden in High Park.  It was a year of little feet hiking.  It was a year of fresh new starts.

After 5 years of research and preparation our Children’s Teaching Kitchen got underway.  Our friend … the old Picnic Shelter # 16 was removed to make way for a beautiful new straw bale building.  It was a sad moment and a happy one for us all.  That old shelter saw us through rain, snow, sleet and baking sun but alas it was time for that fresh start!

The story of the construction of the Children’s Teaching Kitchen can be found on the From Start to Finish page.  You can also view the latest instalment the Framing Frontier.

For more information about what happened in our programs during 2011 check out our 2011 Annual Report.