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Help build a pollinator garden!
Date: July 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
July 31, 2017 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Venue: Morningside Campus
Did you know pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, and other insects, are responsible for two thirds of the food we eat? In Toronto alone, there are more than 360 species of bees and over 100 types of butterflies!
Unfortunately, these pollinators are disappearing at alarming rates. With a diminishing number of pollen- and nectar-producing plants, a decrease in viable habitat and nesting sites, and an increase in invasive non-native plant and insect species, it's our responsibility to reverse these trends and help protect these critters.
What are we doing to help?
We're building Led young's third pollinator garden! While we currently have two existing pollinator gardens, located at the Story Arts Centre and Progress campus, the third is being planted at Morningside campus.
How can you help?
The Environmental Student Society invites everyone, experienced or not and with minimum commitment, to help with the first phase of the new pollinator garden: laying the path through the garden. This will involve:
- digging a trench along the planned path;
- shoveling and spreading sand, gravel and crushed limestone;
- laying concrete slabs; and more.
This is a great opportunity to get involved in the community and will go a long way in helping the survival of our local pollinators.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
To RSVP for this event (and to ensure you get your lunch) please send an email with the names of attendees, and the date(s) you'd like to help to: [email protected]
All duties will take place just out front of the Morningside campus (the north-east corner of Morningside and Ellsemere).
What you'll need
- Reusable water bottle (filling station inside college). Additional water will also be provided.
- Gardening gloves (we will provide gloves, but feel free to bring your own)
- Sunglasses or eye protection
- Clothes you don't mind getting dirty
- Closed-toe boots/shoes
Can't make it to help with the creation of the pathway? That's okay! There's plenty of opportunity to help out in phase two and three, as well as future opportunities to "own" a section of the garden (more info on that to come).
Let us know if you'd like to help out during any phase of the garden by following the instructions above.
- Phase 2: August 11 - 14
Or maybe gardening's more your thing? Then join us for phase two: planting! Duties will include minor digging and placing plants in the ground.
- Phase 3: Late September/Early October
Additional planting of hardier plants, such as bushes and shrubs. Duties will include minor digging and placing plants in the ground.
For questions or more information, contact the Environmental Student Society: [email protected]