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Author Archives: Deirdre Evans

Little Green Thumb: Zucchini Muffins

Rather than a long blog about getting ready for the Fall, I thought I would include a recipe that the kids love and one that is great for this time of year. In fact I'm just about to head out the door so that I can make this recipe with my son's grade 5 class after they harvest from their ... Read More »

Little Green Thumb: Local Gardens

There are lots of ways to get your children gardening even if you do not have a garden of your own. Get out and explore vegetable gardens growing all over the city, many of these gardens encourage children to pick, experience and explore. Community Gardens and garden plots have popped up all over the city as a way to educate ... Read More »

Little Green Thumb: Planting a Salad

Do you have a picky eater on your hands?   Planting vegetables with your child is a great way to get them to try new things.  I'd recommend asking your kids what they'd like to have in a fresh Fall salad and you have the beginnings of your plant list.  Plan a visit to Halifax Seed on Kane Street, near ... Read More »

Little Green Thumb: Strawberries

We are so thrilled to have our "Little Green Thumb" blogger, Deirdre Evans back for another season with great ways to get out in the garden and start growing with the kids. Growing strawberries- yum! Inspiring young gardeners with juicy strawberries can start early. One plant, planted by a one year old will be a healthy patch of twenty or ... Read More »

Little Green Thumb: Harvest Good for Growth

by guest blogger, Deirdre Evans (note: this will be our last "Little Green Thumb" for the season – it'll be back again in the spring!)   Gardens planted in the Spring with just a few small seeds are now overflowing with vegetables ready to be picked and eaten.  Instead of exploring what's coming out of the garden, I thought I'd ... Read More »

Little Green Thumb: Open Farm Day

by guest blogger, Deirdre Evans It’s time to  get out into the garden and enjoy this year’s plentiful harvest. The many days of sun this summer not only made for great beach days, it also meant that we have an early and impressive harvest this Fall. If you don’t have a garden, not to worry, Open Farm Day’s “Meet Your ... Read More »

Little Green Thumb: Kids Garden Salad

Given the incredible weather we’ve had this summer, the harvest is well ahead of schedule, so look to your garden for fun harvest activities. What better way to bring in the harvest than to have your kids make a summer salad and help with dinner. This builds skills, a love of food, and is a great activity to do with your kids. ... Read More »

Little Green Thumb: Plant a Pizza Garden

Growing a pizza garden is a great way to get children involved in the garden and food preparation. Children can decide what plants they would like to grow and can watch the progress through the season.     Plants I find a Square Foot Garden plan works well for a Pizza Garden. The plan below includes favourites like tomatoes, peppers, zucchini as well as ... Read More »

Little Green Thumb: Tips for Gardening with Kids

We're happy to welcome you to the first in a series of summer blog posts called "Little Green Thumb" that will help you get out in the garden to start growing with the kids. Special thanks to Deirdre Evans, for these great tips for getting started.  Gardens are an amazing way to grow food that is safe healthy and delicious. ... Read More »