LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests) invites you to the following great green events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
Milne Hollow and the Don River: A Natural History Walking Tour
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 – 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Picnic benches by the parking lot accessed from the South side
Lawrence Ave. East
(just east of the Don Valley Parkway off ramp)
“Though a quiet ravine, Milne Hollow once played an important role in Toronto’s cultural and industrial history.
Guest host Peter Heinz, Vice-Chair of the Don Watershed Regeneration Council, will examine relics of the last century including a former ski hill and an historic farm house.
The City of Toronto’s efforts to combat the invasive species dog strangling vine and other re-naturalization efforts will also be examined.”
The Edible Tree Tour
Suggested $5 Donation Collected at the Edible Tree Tour
Sunday, August 14, 2011 – 10:30am – 12:00pm
across from Eglinton West Subway Station
“Each year Toronto’s urban forest produces millions of pounds of edible treats.
Follow our knowledgeable leaders – and your taste buds – through Toronto’s urban forest and discover what appetizing delights await you in its canopy.
Learn about urban harvesting with Laura Reinsborough from Not Far From The Tree, then explore the Ben Nobleman community orchard with Susan Poizner of Growing for Green.
Uncover delectable edibles in unexpected places with LEAF’s Amanda Gomm, and learn how to glean what you’ve seen with foraging tips and tricks from Forbes Wild Foods.
Forbes’ jellies, syrups and tree goodies will be available for tasting and sale giving you the chance to satisfy any new-found cravings.”
Recycle the Rain: Catch it, Store It, Use It
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Victoria Village Toronto Public Library
Toronto, Ontario, M4A 2C4
“Recycling rain water on your property can do wonders for your yard and for the health of the local watershed.
It can be the missing link in your garden and have you asking, “How did I ever landscape without it?”
Rain barrels, rain gardens, permeable pavement and more, this free workshop will explore practical ways to help you manage and benefit from the water flow that takes place every time it rains.
Drawing from years of designing and installing bioretention technologies to improve municipal water quality, Chris Denich will highlight serious water management issues that affect us all.
He will also share solutions to improve your drainage, reduce consumption and help protect and improve the urban forest.
By managing storm water on your property you can help improve habitat for all aquatic life in Toronto’s natural ravines and reduce the pressure of storm surges that can cause soil erosion and stress on our aging infrastructure.
Chris Denich is a Water Resource Engineering / Low Impact Development Specialist with Aquafor Beech Limited.
This event presented in partnership with Toronto Region and Conservation, and Live Green Toronto.”
Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie St, Suite 253
Canada M6G 4C7
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