|Little Green Thumbs|
Applications for classrooms to participate in the Little Green Thumbs program beginning in September 2013 are now OPEN!
Check Check out our Little Green Thumbs program in action by watching this video!
Goals and Objectives
In early 2007, AITC partnered with the First Nations Agricultural Council of Saskatchewan to establish the Little Green Thumbs program in 4 schools in Saskatchewan. Today, Little Green Thumbs Saskatchewan is managed by AITC, and has continued to grow in schools across the province. This year, we had over 60 Little Green Thumbs schools participating in Saskatchewan, and have reached over 1400 students.
Little Green Thumbs gives students and teachers an opportunity to become food producers right in their classrooms… giving them a direct tie to the food system and where their food comes from. Many teachers use Little Green Thumbs to teach their science, math, language arts, social studies and health outcomes, as the garden can be used as a cross-curricular learning tool. Teachers are encouraged to experiment with their students, and are given a wide variety of resources (binders, website, workshops, and classroom sessions) to aid in their incorporation of garden-based learning into the curriculum.
Students and teachers have had amazing responses to the Little Green Thumbs program, as they are given tools for empowerment and transformational learning. Even on the darkest, coldest, gloomiest winter days in Saskatchewan, the Little Green Thumbs classrooms are growing and glowing in a warm, green, and bright learning environment.
Please contact us if you'd like more information!