Native Plant Workshops in Toronto this Summer!
1. On Thursday, July 17, 2014 come and learn "How to Share Your Container Garden with Native Plants". Learn tips and tricks to deal with the challenges of container gardening on decks, balconies, and rooftops. Learn how to support pollinators using native plants.
Speaker: Marco Pagliarulo
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
2. On Sunday, July 20, 2014 come discover "A Bee's Eye View of Gardening". This is a plant sale and workshop where you will learn how to attract pollinators such as birds, bees, and butterflies. Learn about pollinator friendly gardening practices and get inspired with ways to bring pollinators to your yard.
Speakers: Gillian Leitch and Ashley Vickress
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Summer NANPS Social Events
Please join us this summer for North American Native Plant Society social events on the rooftop deck of The Big Carrot Natural Food Market located at 348 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ontario (immediately beside the Chester TTC Station). Our next event will be happening on Thursday, August 14th and will start at 6:30 pm. If you like to eat on the roof, please bring some food and drink (or purchase your supper downstairs in The Big Carrot). A BBQ will be available as well as running water. There is an outside stairway to the roof located to the left of The Big Carrot's main entrance. If it is raining, please come out anyway, because as a back-up plan we will have access to a cosy indoor room that is just off the green roof (if raining, you can enter through the door at 348 Danforth Ave. (beside Book City) and head up the stairs to the meeting room, just to your left and through the door on the opposite wall). Meet and mingle with fellow NANPS members and spend some time in this spectacular space!
The Carrot Green Roof is an expansion of an earlier roof garden project by Zora Ignjatovic & Dennis Morrison on a previous roof deck above The Big Carrot. Over 40 individuals were actively involved in the design and construction of the new Green Roof. An important component of the construction and green roof work was the apprenticeship training offered to a number of individuals, including residents from a local recovery centre.
Come enjoy the gardens surrounding the deck including one planted and sponsored by the North American Native Plant Society!
Photo couretsy of The Carrot Common: http://thebigcarrot.ca/about-us/carrot-common-green-roof/
Please consider supporting our efforts! Membership in the North American Native Plant Society is only $25 a year ($10 for students!). For your membership fees you will receive four issues of The Blazng Star, our e-newsletter The Local Scoop, members-only access to our seed exchange, and pre-order priveleges at our annual native plant sale. You will also support our other activities that include the preservation of our two conservation properties (Shining Tree Woods and Zinkan Island Cove), the Dr. Barbara Fallis Lecture Series, plant rescues, restoration projects, education materials as well as advocacy and promotion for the inclusion of native plants in green spaces.
You can join NANPS using our online membership form (use Visa, Mastercard or PayPal).
Thank you for your support! Peter Kelly, Executive Director
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Photo credit: Deb Chute