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 talk shows lovely examples of wonderful gardens but also highlights problems and how to overcome them. Clement shares tips for working on a tiny budget, getting permissions in a timely way, getting young plants established during record breaking droughts, battling invasive weeds, and keeping neighbours or municipalities from destroying established gardens. There are solutions to all these problems, and we hope you and your neighbours will be inspired to do more and better rewilding using these ideas.
About the Speaker:
Clement Kent wrote “How to Make a Pollinator Garden” in 2011, and has helped create many public PGs since then, all using native plants. He co-founded Project Swallowtail, a program to help people create pollinator gardens which has over 800 participants in the GTA and elsewhere. He co-founded the Parkdale Horticultural Society and serves on the board, and is an adjunct professor of biology at York University focusing on insect genetics. As a member of the Advisory Group for the City of Toronto’s Pollinator Protections Strategy, he focused on ways of building corridors of native plantings to connect larger green spaces for the benefit of pollinators.
This webinar is offered with support from a TD – Friends of the Environment Foundation grant and in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.