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May 1, 2023–Noah Cole
Non-native earthworms have been invading Canadian soils for centuries, filling ecological niches left empty after the most recent glacial retreat. As ecosystem engineers, earthworms can dramatically alter soil and vegetation ...
March 24, 2023–Noah Cole
Will you help Springbank’s garden grow? Volunteers are needed for the Springbank Community Garden Cleanup happening on Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. Please come out to Springbank Farm at 681 Blair Road ...
April 22, 2015–Guest blogger
Bumblebee and honey bee on butterfly milkweed © Martin LaBar
Much of the discussion around neonicotinoids focuses on agriculture, but the horticulture industry also uses these chemicals. In a 2014 Friends of the Earth study of flowers for sale at ...
March 2, 2015–ON Nature
Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve © Emma Horrigan
In her article in the spring 2015 issue of ON Nature, Lorraine Johnson demonstrates how neighbours are creating pollinator habitat and restoring ecological connections in towns, suburbs and cities across the province. She provides the example of Palmerston Square Pollinator Patch – a small but diverse community garden that took root in west Toronto in […]