Music to our Firs
Posted: June 21, 2017
by Lana MacInnes Photos courtesy of Rafael Correa Famed architect, interior designer, and educator Frank Lloyd Wright always had the same advice for his students: “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” This is a shared perspective amongst many respected designers and builders, for whom nature is a source of... Read More
Trees for the Bees
Karin Tomosky recognized as a Forests Ontario Green Leader for her commitment to building pollinator habitat
In 2011, Karin Tomosky returned to the Milton-area property where she grew up. The land has a rich history; it was granted heritage status after Karin’s mother found arrowheads dating back to when the Attawandarons, a First Nations community, lived in the area. Karin’s goals were twofold: preserve the land and help the environment. She... Read More
Tree the North!
Posted: June 13, 2017
This spring, I had the privilege of travelling to Ontario’s north, and we aren’t talking just a quick drive a couple of hours long, but approximately 1,800 km north of Toronto. The journey began at Billy Bishop Airport, where I flew to Thunder Bay and then made the 3 hour trek to Dryden. After working... Read More
Mattawa Seed Forecasting Workshop
June 28th, 2017
Collecting seeds, tracking their development, and compiling information about availability, location, type and quantity are vital components in strengthening Ontario’s tree planting infrastructure.
Forecasting and collecting tree seeds today ensures the planting of tomorrow’s forests. Join us for our tree seed forecasting workshop and help lay the foundation for a greener and healthier future.
- 318 Main Street,
Toronto Seed Forecasting Workshop
June 17th, 2017
Green Thumbs Growing Kids, in partnership with Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and Forests Ontario, invites you to a full day workshop. At the workshop, you will gain insight into key areas of seed forecasting and collection, including:
Seed production: Discerning various species’ flowering patterns and how surrounding conditions might impact flower development.
Seed development: Observing the maturity and development of newly fertilized seeds and potential threats.
Crop progression: Understanding and predicting the amount or size of seed crop that a particular tree(s) will yield.
Why is this important? To have a healthy urban forest in Toronto, we need to increase the resiliency of our trees. That means growing urban trees from urban seed. To do that, we need more seed forecasters identifying trees for our seed collectors to harvest.
A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Registration is highly recommended as space is limited.
- St. Matthews Clubhouse,
450 Broadview Avenue,