Young sprouts growing in soil in a plastic cup

Programs & Field Trips

Our flagship programs and field trips for teachers and students turn agriculture education into a hands-on adventure.

Little Green Sprouts

Les petits germina-pousses

Two early years students with plants in classroom

Who: Kindergarten to Grade 3 students in English and French
When: Year-round
Where: Your classroom 
Cost: Free
Applications for the 2024-25 school year will be open in May 2024.

Little Green Spouts (LGS) is our small classroom gardening program. It is perfect for younger grades, with the fast growing cycles and simple classroom set-up. You can grow microgreens, lettuce, herbs and other greens with your indoor garden in 2-5 weeks. Your small classroom garden will need a 1.5 x 0.5 m (3’ x 2’) space and have close access to an electrical outlet.

You receive lighting equipment, growing trays, soil, seeds, and a teacher’s manual. We provide in-person and online training session on how to have a successful classroom garden and ideas towards curricular connections and activities in the classroom.

More info

To learn more about the Little Green Sprouts national program we offer, go to the Little Green Sprouts webpage.

For resources on classroom gardening, head to our resources section

Would a Little Green Thumbs garden be better for your class? The chart below might help you decide!

With support from Little Green Thumbs National, Nutrien, TD Friends of the Environment, Telus Friendly Future Foundation, Federated Co-op, and AITC-M’s partners.

There were so many moments of wonder, discovery and celebration throughout the growing periods. Each child tried microgreens in a salad and the next round in a sandwich...two of our favourite days!!!

I can’t say enough good things about this experience! It was rich with opportunities for authentic, meaningful learning and it brought true joy to each of us!!!

Contact Information

Kira Rowat
Program Manager

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