Monday 27th May: Planting at Pollinator Garden (next to Community Garden and across from tennis courts) with Susan Aaron of Friends of Cedarvale and Patricia Landry of Parks, Forestry and Recreation. Time 7 pm. We have a grant from TD Bank, held in trust for us by Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation, which we are using to buy native pollinator plants from Native Plants in Claremont. Please come out and help us plant them!
Sunday 9th June: Plant identification walk with Marilyn MacKellar (416-653-4120) and Glynn Richardson (905-426-5600 7-9 pm) on behalf of the Toronto Bruce Trail Club. Meet 10 am St Clair West subway Heath St exit. The hike will follow the Cedarvale Ravine north from there. It will be very slow. It will focus on plants in the area, and there’s surprising variety for a small ravine, plus a bit of history. We will stop and go for the length of the hike, so be prepared for a slow progress. The distance we travel will depend on what we see. Bring snacks and water and a hat. And a camera perhaps.
Wednesday 17th July: 10-12 pm Burdock removal event on slope down from Strathearn with Parks, Forestry and Recreation.
Sunday 25th August: Plant identification hike with Marilyn MacKellar and Glynn Richardson on behalf of the Toronto Bruce Trail Club. Meet 10 am St Clair West subway Heath St exit. There will be goldenrods, possibly asters, and end-of-summer plants. The hike will follow the Cedarvale Ravine north from there. It will be very slow. It will focus on plants in the area which will be different from those on the June hike in the same area. We will stop and go for the length of the hike, so be prepared for a slow progress. The distance we travel will depend on what we see. Bring snacks and water and a pen.
Tuesday 17th September: Evening nature walk with Karen Sun of Parks. Meet 6 pm at the St Clair W subway exit on Heath St W. This is Karen’s third annual walk with us.
Sunday 3rd November: Eco-Fair at Wychwood Barns; we will likely have a table.
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The City of Toronto Community Stewardship Program
The City of Toronto Community Stewardship Program has a site in the Nordheimer. The program begins on April 29th but anyone can join during the season and then attend regularly. The team meets at Roycroft Park at 150 Boulton Drive, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and work together until 8 p.m. They work on a city agreed upon plan to assist the naturalization of the site by clearing invasive plants, doing plantings, and monitoring vegetation. Free workshops with experts are offered. Volunteers are assisted on site each week by experienced volunteers and staff work with them, often every other week.