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High Park Stewards meet on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month, rain or shine.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Gardening with Native Plants
Acclaimed author and native plant advocate Lorraine Johnson will show us ways to connect our own gardens with High Park by growing native plants, and best practices and growing techniques.
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Drive M6R 2Z3.
Speaker: Lorraine Johnson
Lorraine will bring copies to purchase of 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants ($26.95), City Farmer ($20 ) and some big encyclopedic gardening books she recently edited ($40).
There is a biography and list of books on her publisher's Douglas & McIntyre website. http://www.douglas-mcintyre.com/author/lorraine-johnson-2. See longer biography below photos.
One of many of her books on this topic
Published March 1st 2001 by Whitecap Books
Add some native plants to your own garden
Black Oak Savannah plants 2015
Lorraine Johnson is the author of numerous books on environmental issues and gardening. Former president of the North American Native Plant Society, her areas of expertise include gardening with native plants, urban agriculture, biodiversity conservation, and urban forest protection.
Some of the books she’s written include: The New Ontario Naturalized Garden; Grow Wild!; Green Future; The Real Dirt (which she co-authored with Mark Cullen); Tending the Earth; and City Farmer. A new edition of her book 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants has just been published.
Along with the books she has written, Lorraine is also the Canadian editor of the What Plant Where Encyclopedia; Garden Plants and Flowers: A-Z Guide to the Best Plants for your Garden; Canadian Gardener's Guide; and The Natural Treasures of Carolinian Canada.
She regularly teaches in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, edits the magazine Ground: Landscape Architect Quarterly, and is a Patron of the Toronto Botanical Garden.
Lorraine lives in Toronto, where she is active in the community garden movement and the effort to legalize backyard hens.
IMPORTANT INFO FOR STEWARDS
For our hands-on work, all Stewards need to sign a City waiver document once a year. To save time at the sessions please print and fill out these 2 pages prior to coming (beginning Feb. 12, 2017). We will also have them on site. Waiver Form
Becoming a Buckthorn Buster
photo from October 2015
End of Year Pot-Luck Lunch
November 27, 2016
We love to transplant in the Greenhouse
preparing plants for our sale and for the park
Buckthorn busting is great for students
collect volunteer hours
Buckthorn Busters 2015
November 22, 2015
We have planted in 5 sites in the last 5 years
Planting in the All-Star site
Seeds Cleaning is a favourite activity
2017 Winter and Spring Sessions
2017 summer and fall sessions
The Elite Squad which holds special sessions removing invasive species like garlic mustard is looking for a group leader. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com if you would like to join them.
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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