Forsythia Festival Thanks

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THANK YOU The organizers of the Forsythia Festival would like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors for a long overdue and great day! Financial Donors Meridian Daniel et Daniel Catering & Events The York Search Group Hepburn Landscaping HomeLife/Realty One Ltd. Weenen General Contracting Limited F’Amelia Evelyn Sommers Psychologist Sam Richardson The Epicure Shop […]

What Are We Planning for the Gardens

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For the last two growing seasons we have not been able to be in the gardens with the children so we are excited to be planning in person programs for the children and after what felt like the longest winter Green Thumbs is excited just to  be getting back  into the gardens, preparing them and […]

Pea shoots

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Pea shoots grown via online programming, 2020, when students were learning at home. We’ve been having a lot of fun running Pea Shoot programs with students, and figuring out how to scale up the program to get more microgreens into student snacks and lunches. While COVID-19 has prevented many schools from offering fresh, unpackaged foods, […]

Green Thumbs Growing Kids

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Green Thumbs Growing Kids (GTGK) is a local charity actively creating and managing school gardens in this community in order to connect children to food and their environment. Gardens at Sprucecourt Jr. PS, Winchester Jr. & Sr. PS and Rose Avenue PS are managed by Green Thumbs. We also support gardening projects at Nelson Mandela […]

Support BGC Toronto Kiwanis’ 2021 Holiday Hamper Program!

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Want to give back this holiday season? Support BGC Toronto Kiwanis’ members and families through our Holiday Hamper Program. We’re accepting donors until mid-December! Learn all about our Hamper Program below. For more than 15 years, BGC Toronto Kiwanis has been providing holiday support to its members and their families in need with the assistance […]

Halloween Style

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Contributed by fashion photographer Lenka lenkalife.com. Kids can enjoy trick-or-treating this year, according to Ontario Public Health guidance. For those of us that wait until the last minute to find a costume, it’s time to visit the Yonge Street Mission’s Double Take Thrift Store on 306 Gerrard St E.  We searched through the store’s  Halloween […]

Charlie’s FreeWheels (CFW) = pop-up style free bicycle repairs

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Contributed by: Reagan McSwain- Since Covid restrictions have been in place there has been an increase in demand for all things bicycle-related and access to bicycle repairs is no exception. Charlie’s FreeWheels (CFW) has been touring the city pop-up style as they offer free bicycle repairs to youth under 25. “Lots of people are cycling for the […]