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Garden Party & Flower Tasting Fundraiser Update

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More details about the Garden Party  & Flower Tasting Fundraiser happening on Sunday May 16th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Allan Gardens Children Conservatory!

Chef Anne Sorrenti’s sample menu inspired by and infused with local organic seasonal flowers and herbs:

*Flower Petal Tortilla Pinwheels with fresh Salsa

*Sauteed Day Lily Buds and Wild Mushroom Tart

*Herb Flower Pesto and Chevre with Crispy Leeks on Crostini

*Herbed Scones with Old Cheddar and Hot Pepper Jelly

*Tea Sandwiches with flower and herb infused cream cheese and other fillings

*Nasturtium Lemon Butter glazed Salmon on a Chive and Thyme Potato Cake

*Lavender Shortbread

* An assortment of delicious Sunteas & creative Mocktails.

Sneak peak at silent auction items:

*Autographed copies of Margaret Atwood’s novel the Year of the Flood

*An audiobook of the Year of the Flood

*Urban Harvest organic heirloom seeds & plants

*A subscription to Green Teacher magazine

*An assortment of fun gift baskets

*A $100 gift certificate to Hothouse Cafe

*A framed photo from professional food and agriculture photographer Laura Berman

*A Chocosol $50 dollar gift basket full of goodies and a $150 tasting workshop at the Chocosol loft

*Art of Perennial Gardening, by Patrick Lima, 2 signed copies

*A Beehive poster

*Rare seeds

*2 Reidel Glasses and Wine

PLUS other cool stuff from local Parliament St. Merchants: Lennie’s, the Epicure Shop, The House on Parliament St., Rashnaa, Daniel et Daniel, Menagerie Pet Shop, Ginger’s Restaurant, The Union Yoga Studio.

And there will be music, oh yeah!! Courtesy of local talent including:

Fado Blues: Featuring Catarina Cardeal and Mike Siracusa pushing the definition of Portuguese Fado to new areas that touch the universal exploration of blues – passionate Portuguese songs with a contemporary twist. Within their first year of formation, Fado Blues was performing to sell out audiences in Toronto and throughout Canada. A favorite of the CBC with several sold out concerts including “live at Glenn Gould” with Jane Bunnett and the Spirits of Havana. Their original rendition to Silent Night (Noite Feliz) can be heard on CBC Sounds of the Season Christmas CD. Fado Blues’ first CD was released with the support of the CBC. For a sampling of their music visit


Come and enjoy a spring afternoon with us AND help support Green Thumbs Growing Kids connecting children and healthy food through gardening and nature activities! Find out about our vision for A Garden In Every School!

Click here to purchase tickets or e-mail us at info(AT)

Go to our Facebook event page here.

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