Children at Toronto child care centres to plant vegetable gardens

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Children at all 52 child care centres operated by the City of Toronto will be planting, growing, harvesting and cooking their own vegetables this summer. The children will soon begin planting seeds for beans, beets, carrots, lettuce, onions and tomatoes.

The vegetable seeds were generously donated by the Holland Marsh Growers Association, the City said in a statement.

Toronto Children’s Services has been integrating local foods and recipes into its menus since 2011 under the City’s policy on local food procurement. This initiative is designed to teach the children about the importance of local food in Torontonians’ daily lives.

In addition to the plantings, other gardening-theme activities will take place at both locations. – CINEWS

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