Next Meeting - Thursday, January 10, 2019
by Leaside Garden Society
Thursday, January 10, The Homegrown National Park Project, with Jode Roberts
Inspired by an idea from Richard Louv - an author known for coining the phrase “nature deficit disorder”– the Homegrown National Park Project is spearheaded by the David Suzuki Foundation, an environmental non-profit based in Toronto. In Toronto, a group of volunteer “park rangers” have been turning local yards and public spaces into a giant urban park.
Our speaker, Jode Roberts is a writer, artist, community builder and perpetual schemer. For more than a decade, Jode has been developing fun, engaging programs that connect urban residents with nature in their neighbourhoods. He currently works for the David Suzuki Foundation, leading the organizations’ pollinator programs, including the Butterflyway Project, BIMBY (Bees in My Backyard) citizen science project and #gotmilkweed campaign.
Come and join us at the Leaside Library, 165 McRae Drive, on the evening of Thursday, January 10, 2019. Refreshments are available prior to the meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m.