All are invited to our 2023 NANPS AGM on Zoom. Anyone from across North America is welcome to attend but only members have voting privileges. You can register to attend here. NANPS 2023 AGM Agenda 1. Business Basics Welcome and
The recording of our September 19, 2023 webinar with Dr. Heather Kharouba, The Role of Non-Native Plants in Butterfly Communities, is now available. About the Webinar: Sustaining native pollinator populations and reversing declines in threatened pollinators requires enhancing and maintaining
Send us your garden videos and the best five will earn their gardeners a cash prize (in Canadian Dollars) to be used towards their favourite native plant nursery. This year we are proud to announce that all 2023 contest prizes
The recording for our March 21st webinar, Native Shrubs for your Garden with Colleen Cirillo, is now available. About the Webinar: Native plants are gaining popularity for both ecological and aesthetic reasons. As they become more available, deciding which species
In this moderated discussion, panelists with diverse backgrounds and perspectives were invited to share the ways that they relate to plants and understand their roles in the ecosystems they inhabit. Terms explored included native species and invasive species, weeds and
The recording for our January 17th, 2023 webinar, Making Gorgeous Pollinator Gardens: How to do it! with Clement Kent, is now available. Making a pollinator garden using native plants can be tons of fun, but there are real challenges. This
The 2022 NANPS AGM was held on October 29, 2022 on Zoom (the full agenda can be found below). A recording has been posted for anyone who was unable to attend live: Agenda: each section is approximately 30 minutes 1.
Thanks to all who submitted a video to our Native Plant Garden Video Contest! The contest winners were announced at our October AGM and have been posted to our YouTube channel. Please give them a watch! We hope you they
Collecting and Cultivating Native Plant Seeds In this webinar, Paul Heydon, Biologist at Grow Wild! Native Plant Nursery, talks about best practices for collecting seeds, seed storage, and providing optimum conditions to successfully germinate native plant seeds into healthy plants.
Webinar: Canada’s Wild Seeds: Growing our Biological Gold with Melissa Spearing Webinar Description: Learn some tips and tricks for growing native plants from seed in this webinar with professional seed biologist Melissa Spearing. This is the first workshop in the
2021 NANPS AGM Date: Saturday October 23, 2021 Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT Location: Online. Agenda Business Part of Meeting: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Welcome and land acknowledgment Declaration of Quorum Financial report, motion and vote 2020 AGM
Webinar: Plant Selection that’s for the Birds With Kevin Kavanagh Selecting plants and designing gardens with birds in mind can add interesting new elements to the home landscape and often contribute in meaningful ways to bird conservation. This presentation introduces
Native Plant Garden Video Contest Based on the success and popularity of our 2020 native plant garden video contest, we are launching another one in 2021! Anyone (individual/institution) in North America can post a submission and the best five videos
Rewilding the Veggie Garden: Native Plants as Companions and Pollinator Powerhouse with Janice Keil Speaker: Janice Keil has been a professional educator and a passionate gardener for over 30 years. Working in the agricultural sector and on her family farm
How to Support & Grow Native Species with Ryan Godfrey Date: Thursday April 27th, 4:00 pm In collaboration with Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City, Tuesday Tree Talk Series via Zoom Ryan is part of the Science, Knowledge and Innovation team at WWF-Canada
Date: Saturday February 27, 2021 Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm NANPS will be an exhibitor at this event and will have a few volunteers in the break-out rooms to answer questions about growing native plants and about our organization.
Join Jessica Linton for an evening devoted to The Wild and Wonderful World of Butterflies in NANPS 2021 Speaker Series Date: Thursday February 25, 2021, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Location: online Jessica will talk about the biology of butterflies and
Date: Saturday October 24, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT Location: Online Register here The meeting will be via Zoom and the link to join the meeting will be emailed to registrants closer to the date. Agenda 1:00
Webinar: Native Plant Gardening on Your Balcony with Ryan Godfrey Sunday May 31, 4:00 – 5:00 pm Turn your apartment balcony into a haven for native plants and wildlife! Join us on Sunday, 31 May, and learn from NANPS board
NANPS Spring Speaker Series 2020 The Wild and Wonderful World of Bees by Dr. Laurence Packer Date: Wednesday March 4, 2020, 7- 8:30 pm Location: Multi-faith Centre (Koffler Building) University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario. Laurence Packer is a Professor of
NANPS will have an information booth at the fourth annual Urban Ravine Symposium. The symposium is a full day of ravine exploration, learning and fun. NEW this year is a second day of plant-focused programming – the Urban Tree Workshop
The NANPS AGM & Social is fast approaching, and will be Saturday October 26th, 9:30 am to 12:00. Once again we will be at the lovely Toronto Botanical Garden, in Toronto Ontario. We hope you can join us for a
Join other NANPS members on Sunday, July 14, 2019 for an excursion to Zinkan Island Cove, Bruce County (near Lion’s Head) at 9:50AM Zinkan Island Cove is a 5 hectare property of the west shore of the Bruce Peninsula owned
NANPS is proud to announce an evening with Lorraine Johnson, Wednesday April 17th, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:00pm at the Koffler House (Multi-Faith Centre) University of Toronto, 569 Spadina Ave. Toronto, Ontario. Lorraine will present: Unsettling the Garden: How native
Scarborough Seedy Saturday, Information Table Saturday March 30, 2019, 11am – 4pm, at the Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, 100 Brimley Road South, Scarborough. https://www.facebook.com/SSSGFair/
Plant Faire, Saturday April 27, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. NANPS will have an information booth at the 3rd annual Plant Faire. There will be plants for sale, garden professionals and free admission! Visit the RBG website for more information.
NANPS will have an information table at this annual planting in Markham, ON. Visit the 10,000 Trees website for more information and to register for the event. Stonebridge Drive and Major Mackenzie Rd. E (west of McCowan Rd).
Join NANPS on Wednesday March 13th, 2019 for an educational and enjoyable evening with Scott MacIvor, 7:00– 8:30pm, Wilson Hall, New College, University of Toronto, 40 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario.(PLEASE NOTE, this location has been updated since this event was
Canada Blooms, the country’s largest show of it’s kind is coming up Friday March 8 – Sunday March 17th. The 2019 theme is a Family Affair, and the show includes a kid friendly playzone, as well as garden displays, workshops,
NANPS & the Toronto Botanical Garden are proud to announce a half day seed germination workshop at the TBG with native plant expert Paul Heydon, Saturday March 2nd 2019, 9:30am – 12pm. Paul Heydon, owner of Grow Wild! Native Plant
Get the Jump on Spring & Seedy Saturday, Information Table Saturday February 23, 2019, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. East, Toronto for more info about Get the Jump on Spring & Seedy Saturday
NANPS will once again have an information table set up at the Guelph Organic Conference on Jan. 26 and 27, 2019. The conference takes place January 24- 27th in Guelph, Ontario. For more information on the Conference, including online registration,
Master Gardeners Technical Update, Information Table Date: Saturday January 12, 2019 Location: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. E, Toronto
Save the date! The NANPS 2018 AGM & Social will be Saturday October 27th at the Toronto Botanical Garden (777 Lawrence Ave East Toronto Ontario). Join us to learn more about NANPS and meet other NANPS supporters & members. NANPS
NANPS is proud to co-host this talk by Nancy Turner, at the Toronto Botanical Garden on September 27, 2018 Nancy will present some of the most interesting wild berry species, describing their cultural significance, traditional harvesting and processing techniques, and
NANPS will have an information booth set up, including kid friendly activities, at the Leslieville Market in Jonathan Ashbridges Park (south of Queen St E. and west of Coxwell) Sunday September 23rd 9am – 2pm. Stop by the NANPS booth
NANPS is thrilled to have an information table at the upcoming Leslieville Tree Festival: a family friendly event celebrating our urban forests. The day includes displays from environmental groups and green vendors, exciting performances from local musicians and performers, a
Mark’s Choice Through the Garden Gate, is Toronto’s largest tour of private gardens. The self-guided tour format enables participants to discover the gardens at their own pace following a map and garden guide that contains descriptions of each featured garden.
Speaker Series: A Swiftly Changing Landscape with Paul LaPorte Date: Wednesday April 25, 2018, 7:30 pm Location: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. E, Toronto ON Admission: NANPS members $5, Non-members $10 Tickets are available online here. Register online and
NANPS & Toronto Botanical Garden are thrilled to bring you this visually stunning documentary, Hometown Habitat, on Saturday April 21st, 4-6pm, at the Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave East, Toronto. Featuring interviews with passionate experts and activists, and narrated
Speaker Series: Tracing the Roots of Native Plants with Paul LaPorte Date: Wednesday April 11, 2018, 7:30 pm Location: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave. East, Toronto Admission: NANPS Members $5, Non-members $10 Tickets are available online. Register online and
AGM and Social This is the perfect chance to meet with NANPS directors and other NANPS members over snacks and refreshments. A display of NANPS materials will be available as well as our financial report and info about volunteer opportunities.
Wild Bees Lecture, Heather Holm Wild bees live among us and contribute greatly to our lives, yet we know so little about them. Heather Holm is determined to change that. During this presentation, she will take us on a detailed
Bioblitz Awesome and educational! Those are the words to describe the Bioblitz in Caledon on June 10 and 11th. Thank you Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy(EBC), Richard Aaron, and to all who participated in the Blitz at the Simmons Nature Reserve. Many
Connecting the Diversity Dots: Gardening with Native Plants, Lorraine Johnson Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, doors open at 6:30, lecture at 7:30 pm Location: Toronto Botanical Garden Lorraine Johnson Lorraine is the author of many gardening books, including the recently
Native Plants for Multi-Season Shade Gardens, Frank Kershaw
Building Biodiversity with Native Plants, Paul Laporte Location: Fairview Public Library Date: Tuesday March 29, 2016, 7:30 pm Learn how to establish a native plant garden and habitat that supports critical food chains for birds and pollinators. Marvel at the
Propagating Native Plants: Getting Your Seeds to Grow, Stefan Weber February 9, 2016, Fairview Public Library Learn about tools needed for effective seed collecting and cleaning. Talk about challenges and techniques that work for propagating native plants from seed. Stefan
Flowers and Food: Growing Edible Native Plants, Lorraine Johnson In this illustrated talk, Lorraine Johnson will combine two timely and popular subjects—urban agriculture and native plant gardening—and inspire gardeners to grow edible native plants on their own properties. Location: North
Community Canoe Project What’s a Community Canoe Garden? NANPS has been working in conjunction with the David Suzuki Foundation’s Homegrown National Park project and helping to convert old canoes into pollinator-friendly native plant gardens. NANPS has provided funding and plenty