HIGH PARK NATURE
HIGH PARK STEWARDS
HIGH PARK NATURE is a joint project of the High Park Natural Environment Committee and High Park Stewards. We welcome your feedback, suggestions, articles and photos. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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High Park Stewards meet on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month, rain or shine.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Seed Cleaning in the Nursery
for Active Stewards by invitation
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
High Park Greenhouse, Greenhouse Road
Seed Cleaning in the Greenhouse is very popular, but due to space limitations we must restrict the number of participants to those who have braved the elements and assisted in planting, invasive species removal, at our native plant sale, or are a core member working on special projects. This special activity is a benefit for helping out during the past year.
RSVP to invitation is required as space is limited. If you have planted or removed invasive species with the Stewards in the past year and do not receive an invitation by Feb. 9, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seed Cleaning is the separation of the usually tiny seeds from the dried flower heads, collected in High Park in the last year. Planting these separated seeds has proven to be very successful in cultivating as many rare and limited back oak savannah plants as possible.
For more information on using seeds in restoration projects. See page 23 in particular for seed cleaning: - Planting the Seed (pdf) Environment Canada
Some low-tech tools of the trade
Greenhouse, Winter 2014
Separating the seeds from the flower pod/head
Butterfly Milkweed is one of the easier seeds to separate
The Elite Squad which holds special sessions removing invasive species like garlic mustard is looking for a group leader. Contact email@example.com if you would like to be the group leader.
High Park Stewards Facebook Invasive Squad info
The Boulevard Bed Squad will be determining their schedule, with monthly maintenance of the beds spring to fall. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoor sessions are dependent on weather and growing conditions and what is determined to be the greatest need for our volunteer efforts.
High Park Stewards meet on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, rain or shine.
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