Rare Plants of the Endangered High Park Black Oak Savannah, A Volunteer Stewardship Program Guidebook.
A plant and habitat guide, history of High Park, account of volunteering experiences and catalog of stewardship resources all in one entertaining pocket-sized book. For more information about this Guidebook and where it can be purchased, please see this poster (pdf) or click here.
More Gardening Resources
LEAF – Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests
Backyard Tree Planting Program offers native trees and shrubs to homeowners at a subsidized cost. Services include:
To book a consultation or to order shrubs visit yourleaf.org or call 416.413.9244.
Perennials, shrubs and trees Click on a plant then view the signs.
Canadian Wildlife Federation
What’s a gardener to do?
Native Plant Girl
Check the "native plant gardening & naturalization: how to's" link list at http://nativeplantgirl.blogspot.com
Evergreen - Home Greening Resources
Evergreen Garden Market Weekends at the Evergreen Brickworks
Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation
TPTF is offering residents a locally grown native tree to help renew the Urban Forest. Sign up before May 28 for 2016 or in advance for 2017. Tree for Me pilot project
Part-time Gardeners Wanted
Brenda’s Gardening, a small west-end garden design company that incorporates native plants is looking for part-time gardeners. Perfect for stay-at-home Moms (and Grandmas!) and students. Brenda.Lien@sympatico.ca More info
In the Zone
Carolinian Canada and WWF - Canada have created an online resource) to help people grow successful native plant gardens. Expert advice, garden tracking and a community committed to helping nature, wildlife and people thrive together.
Grow Me Instead
Gardening Myths Explored and Debunked
North American Native Plant Society
www.nanps.org has information on gardening, Native Plant Catalogue and other useful information. Their native plant sale is in Markham in early May. There is a related website The Scoop that has newsletters and other local information.
NANPS Native Plant Sale, Sunday May 28, noon to 4:00 pm Christie Pits, 750 Bloor St. W, Toronto
Society for Urban Land Care
SOUL was formed in response to the growing need for ecologically responsible land care practices. Our mission is to promote and support organic practices in our communities through education, certification and standardization.
Permaculture and Organic Gardening workshops
Garden Design Goes Native
article in The New Perennialist
There are programs offered at York, Ryerson and University of Toronto in Environmental studies.
The Humber Arboretum Centre for Urban Ecology offers courses in a LEED Gold certified facility.
Ontario Invasive Plants
David Suzuki Foundation
Orchid Recovery Center
Visit our online portal to orchid conservation and preservation. Our mission is to make individuals and communities aware of all the endangered and rare orchid species around the world and within their surrounding ecosystems; then connect them with the resources they need to help protect these unique flowers. Find out about ways to take action through volunteering, donating to causes or joining your local orchid society.
Visit the City ravine page for additional downloads re: Forestry Facts & Native Plant Lists, and Invasive Species Management