Soil: Nature's Recipe - Greenhouse Program


Soil: Nature's Recipe - Greenhouse Program

Curriculum Connections

  • Science & Technology - Understanding Earth and Space Systems; Understanding Life Systems

Character Development

  • program emphasizes respect, responsibility, teamwork and co-operation

In this engaging program, students become young scientists challenged to investigate "What is the best soil for plants?". Using the familiar terms "ingredients" and "recipe" to consider the characteristics of different types of soil, children will explore the needs of plants growing in deserts, rainforests, and temperate climates.

This program is available virtually, at local school areas, and in person at the TUSC Greenhouse.  Classes who choose a school visit will investigate the type of soil around their sites and may receive plants to pot for their classrooms.


Program Length: full day or 2 virtual sessions

Availability: fall (October to December), winter (January to mid-March), spring (mid-March to April)

Location: TUSC Greenhouse , Virtual, Local School Area

Fee: For information on fees visit the outdoor education registration page

User fees help ensure the continuation of these learning experiences through partial cost recovery; fee schedule reflect rates subsidized by the Toronto District School Board.

TTC: FREE for kids under 12

Maximum 25 students

Because of space restrictions in the greenhouse, teachers wishing to bring classes whose numbers exceed 25, are asked to request TWO bookings; contact the Stephanie Miskew, 437-227-0926, for more information.