Little Green Thumbs
Registration open until May 31, 2019
Agriculture in the Classroom MB is now accepting registrations for the Little Green Thumbs program. Registration is from May 1-31, 2019.
Little Green Thumbs (LGT) is a hands-on, inquiry-based classroom garden program. Teachers and students learn about agriculture, environmental stewardship, community interdependence and healthy eating, while meeting curricular requirements of core subject areas (science, math, language arts, social studies and health). Classroom gardens spark curiosity, engagement and unique learning opportunities for students.
The program and all its equipment, supplies and training are free to teachers. We provide teachers with a 4’ x 8’ garden set-up (utility cart, garden boxes, lighting, soil and seeds) and a vermicomposting kit for the classroom. No gardening (or worm!) experience is required as we provide an annual training event and individual support throughout the year to teachers. A teacher can stay in the program for as many years as they are able and take the program with them if they change schools.
Teachers need to be able to commit to coming to the October training, have the support of their school administration and maintenance staff, and participate in annual program evaluations. If a teacher is no longer able to be in the program the equipment and supplies come back to us to be provided to a new teacher.
For more information and to apply to the program please go to the LGT website.
With support from Nutrien, Cargill, DuPont Pioneer and AITC-M's Cultivator and Core members, we are proud to deliver this national program to students and teachers across the province.