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Green Thumbs Growing Kids

This is an outstanding city.
But you don't just take.
You've got to build.

Fran Deacon

Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,
Founder of Toronto Foundation

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Green Thumbs Growing Kids

Green Thumbs Growing Kids has evolved into an established food security organization delivering programming that engages urban children, youth and their families to learn about, grow and prepare fresh foods, cultivated in an environmentally sustainable manner. Urban Roots Youth sell surplus produce grown on school sites to the public at farmers’ markets, developing skills in cash management, produce marketing, and dealing with the public. Green Thumbs introduced a peer mentor component to enable youth involved in the second year of the program to provide support to incoming youth.