Explore the landscape where horticulture and culture intersect in this new daytime lecture series every third Thursday of the month. Light refreshments included.
Each session: Public $28; Members $22
TAKE TWO [PG15S27] Public $45; Members $40
Saving Seeds in the City: From Aster to Zucchini
Thursday, April 16, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Learn how Seed Libraries work with Brendan Behrmann, Chief Librarian of the Toronto Seed Library. Explore basic seed saving, seed freedom, cleaning and storage, plus advanced techniques like how to plan seed gardens, and how to deal with biennials & hard-to-save seeds. Bring your questions and expertise, and pick up free seeds!
[PG15P22] Brendan Behrmann
The Silent Takeover: Invasive Species
Thursday, May 21, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Invasive species are considered the second greatest threat to biodiversity after habitat loss. Dr. Dirk Steinke from the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario will introduce some of the invasive species that live in our gardens and demonstrate what makes them more successful than native species. Learn how invasives got here and what we can do with them.
[PG15P34] Dr. Dirk Steinke
The Great Plant Restoration
Thursday, June 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Many native species cling to survival in narrow fragments of undeveloped green space. Join TBG staff alum Stefan Weber to find out how large-scale habitat restoration is bringing these plants back to the landscape. Learn about the struggle to re-wild Ontario, and how you can start your very own Great Plant Restoration.
[PG15S09] Stefan Weber