Power of the Crowd: Citizen Scientists and Toronto’s Birds – CANCELLED
Thursday, Nov. 20, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Within the realm of nature enthusiasts, nothing inspires more obsessive hobbyists than birds–not even gardening! Discover how this amazing group of “amateurs” has changed the face of bird science and conservation, and how anyone can become a citizen scientist by contributing to bird studies in Toronto.
[PG14F17] Emily Rondel
Public $28; Members $22
Discover Ontario Orchids & Wildflowers
Thursday, Jan. 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
More than 70 different wild orchids grow in Canada. More than half can be found in Ontario but are often restricted to tiny, hard-to-access ranges. Join photographer/artist John Alexander and Royal Ontario Museum curator emeritus Peter Kaellgren as they recount their travels in search of these rare wildflowers.
[PG14F18] John Alexander & Peter Kaellgren
Public $28; Members $22
Great Gardens of the World
Thursday, Feb. 19, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Every garden has a story to tell. Join garden journalist Veronica Sliva as she transports you to the world’s most intriguing gardens. Through lively dialog and gorgeous images, Veronica will open the gates and reveal their stories.
[PG15W14] Veronica Sliva
Reviving Rare Plants at The Riverwood Conservancy
Thursday, March 19, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
The northernmost part of Canada’s Eastern Deciduous forest, the Carolinian Zone, hosts numerous rare native wildflowers. Many are endangered due to loss of habitat, or years of over-harvesting from the wild. Join Nina Barabas, co-author of Wildflowers of Riverwood, to explore the impacts of including them in our gardens.
Offered in partnership with the North American Native Plant Society.
[PG15P06] Dr. Nina Barabas
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
This daytime lecture series explore the landscape where horticulture and culture intersect on the third Thursday of every month. Light refreshments included.