Help green the Garrison Watershed and your neighbourhood!

The Friends of Roxton Road Parks in collaboration with Lost Rivers Toronto and Toronto & Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) invite you to two upcoming workshops Saturday May 3rd and 10th.

Greening Your Grounds: A Homeowners Guide to Stormwater Landscaping Projects

Rain Garden, Toronto & Region Conservation Authority

A front yard rain garden. Photograph from Toronto & Region Conservation Authority

Saturday May 3rd, 1:30 – 3:00 at the College / Shaw Library

The cost is free, but please register to reserve your place.  Info and registration at www.trcastewardshipevents.ca or contact the College / Shaw Library at 416-393-7668.

What is a rain garden? How does a rain garden work? Should I install a permeable patio?

Learn about the newest trends in residential landscaping and how to use them to add interest to your property and help do your bit for the city environment.

 

Greening Your Laneway

Photograph of Vancouver laneway taken from: http://wpmedia.news.nationalpost.com/2013/07/lanes-3.jpg?w=620&h=371

Photograph of Vancouver laneway taken from National Post article linked below.

Saturday May 10, 2pm – 4pm, in Fred Hamilton Park

There are 2,433 laneways in Toronto just looking for some love!   Come to a free workshop and make a beautiful water wise container garden in the lane.  Discover how to un-pave paradise, harvest rainwater and reduce flood risk in your neighbourhood.

The cost is free, but please register to reserve your place.  Info and registration at  http://www.torontogreen.ca/laneway-greening-workshop/  or contact Toronto Green Community at 416-781-7663.

To see a great story on laneway greening elsewhere, check out http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/07/02/forgotten-country-lane-experiment-could-be-answer-to-vancouvers-desire-for-more-green-space/

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