This past summer I had the pleasure of interning at the Evergreen Brick Works. Although I mostly worked indoors, as oppose to outdoors at their wonderful new location in the Don Valley, I still enjoyed working for their organization thoroughly. I say this because they actually practice what they preach. As their website states the “Evergreen Brick Works is a community environmental centre that inspires and equips visitors to live, work and play more sustainably.”
With that said, Evergreen is a great place for kids to experience some great planet-friendly fun. They regularly host activities for kids from eco-crafts to storytelling, as well as opportunities to have your little ones actively engage in growing plants and flowers in their Children’s Garden. They’ve recently opened registration for their March Break Green City Adventure Camp for kids. Their camp runs March 14 to the 18th and “will take campers on a journey into the green city. We’ll take them into the ravines, follow the tracks of animals and look for their homes, learn about the emerging plants, play in creeks, make things with clay, build forts, and play games in the forest—the time-honoured traditions of childhood. In addition, campers will learn how to grow their own food, cook on a campfire and bake in a bread oven.”
For all the details and to register, check out their website.