Little Sprouts Gardening Program

Learning how plants grow in the garden

“Over the summer months I accessed the community garden program at ESFP. My children and I learned about growing food and the connections between gardens and kitchens. ESFP is a great community,” parent program participant.

Little Sprouts provides young children, toddler to early age six, and their parents/caregivers with hands-on, nature-based learning opportunities in a community garden, including planting, tending, harvesting and cooking locally-grown foods. For families that have limited access to green spaces, Little Sprouts provides important first experiences and first lessons about growing foods and caring for our environment. Children also have opportunities to enjoy nature and garden-based craft activities, stories, circle times and other open-air activities. Recent research findings suggest that outdoor activities and exercise are integral to general health and well-being. Please join us!

Starts July 4 and runs every Tuesday until August 29
10:00 – 11:30 AM
meet at Eastside Family Place and we’ll walk down to the community garden together

Please preregister using the form below or in person during regular Drop-In Centre hours. Regular membership ($20 annual sign up here) and drop-in fee apply for these sessions. Contact Gaye Ferguson for more information. 

Eastside Family Place is a contributing member of the Britannia Community Garden and enjoys a designated garden plot where the Little Sprouts program takes place. ESFP has also partnered with Grandview-Woodland Food Connections to participate in a global twinning project with a school garden in Tanzania, Secondary Education for Girls in Africa (SEGA). ESFP also works collaboratively with Environmental Youth Alliance.

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