Are you interested in native plants but don't know where to find seeds? Having a hard time getting native seeds to germinate and grow? Then join us for a hands-on native seed workshop and learn all about seed collecting, processing, and stratifying. This workshop will focus on native wildflowers and grasses.
Goals for the workshop include:
- Learn how to collect seeds of native plants
- Participate in seed cleaning and processing
- Learn how to stratify seeds to improve germination
- Make seed packets with different species
- Bonus! Take home some seeds for your native plant garden
This hands-on workshop will take place indoors at the Westminster Ponds Centre. We will have several species of seeds available for processing, stratifying, and making seed packets. Snacks will be provided!
What to bring: TTLT will provide all the seeds, supplies, and equipment. Seed cleaning can sometimes be messy so wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. If you have seeds from your own native plant garden that you're willing to share, please bring them along.
Space is limited so please RSVP below to secure your spot!
Looking for help to establish a pollinator garden? Want to incorporate native plants into your landscaping? We can help! Join us for a workshop on planning your native plant garden and get some tips for pollinator friendly plants, low-maintenance landscaping, and beautiful blooms!
Winter may be upon us but it's a great time of year to start your planning and allow plenty of time for sourcing your seeds or plants. This is a drop-in style workshop where you can talk to TTLT staff and other native plant enthusiasts and experts. Goals for the workshop include:
- Get ideas on plants that will work in your garden - whether you have sun or shade, clay or sandy soils, wet or dry areas, and different size and space requirements
- Learn about plants that are great for bumblebees, hummingbirds, butterflies, or other species you want to attract
- Learn about bloom times and plan a mix of early, mid, and late flowering plants with different flower colours
- Share ideas and tips for making your garden waterwise and wildlife friendly
- Get tips on where to source native plants or seeds
- Bonus! A small selection of native seeds will be available to take home
This is a drop-in workshop between 6:30 and 8:30pm (please arrive no later than 8pm). Please RSVP below to assist with our planning.
Join us for a winter walk around London's Meadowlily Nature Preserve. Take in the sights and Sounds of the Carolinian forest while making new friends and learning more about the natural environment of your new home city. Make sure to dress for the weather including gloves and toques! A great event for families and new residents of London!
Join us for an easy snowshoe exploration of the trails of Meadowlily Nature Preserve. Mini lessons in Winter Tree ID and animals snow-prints will be provided throughout the adventure. Snowshoe rental available in adult and child sizes, but must be booked through registration details. Bring layers of warm clothing and a full thermos. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.Maximum number of participants: 20Registration opens November 25, 2019
Hidden in the City of London, Westminster Ponds is a large complex of woodlands and wetlands, known for its diversity of habitats. This winter visit will offer fresh air, a chance to "stretch your legs" and explore the rolling topography of the moraine. David Wake has a long and personal connection to this natural gem in the city. Participants will learn about the glacial activity that created this unique landscape and pick up some tips for identifying trees in winter. Be prepared for winter walking. Depending on temperatures, trails may be icy or muddy.
Registration is required, available on EventbrightMaximum number of participants: 20Registration opens December 22, 2019
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