April 2008 - The Local Scoop

NANPS PLANT SALE AND EXPO
May 10, 2008 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Markham Civic Centre101 Town Centre Blvd NW corner of Warden and Highway 7 next to the Markham Theatre
  • Free Admission
  • Win A Rain Barrel
  • Every Person Through The Door Gets A Ticket
  • Door Prizes Ample Free Parking
SEMINARS
Todd Irvine - LEAF
11 a.m.
Helping Trees Thrive the Natural Way
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
12 p.m.
Alternatives to Lawns
Paul Heydon - Grow Wild! Nursery
1 p.m.
Great Gardening Opportunities with Native Plants

Dear NANPS Member:

We know how long and suffering a winter it's been for native plant lovers. But "hope springs eternal" and along with hope comes The Annual NANPS Plant Sale. Now's the time to get in touch with your inner native self and buy some plants to grow for your home and native land.

So get your buds planted in the chair, turn on the computer and go online to pre-order. And while you're at it, don't forget to renew your NANPS membership. Members who pre-order can choose to their hearts' content and be virtually guaranteed to get that specific plant,and in the unlikely event that plant is unavailable, we will offer a reasonable substitution.

April 20th is the cut-off day for members to pre-order!

By pre-ordering you will avoid the crowds at the tables - the sharp elbows and the heavy feet - on sale day. You can leisurely peruse the displays and the books, take full advantage of the seminars, and connect with your fellow NANPSters. Meanwhile, your plants that have been lovingly hand-picked will be ready for pickup whenever you are.

Don't get bogged down in the details. Order your plants, come out to the plant sale, and have fun.

Come out and show us your support.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

North American Native Plant Society
PO Box 84, Station D
Etobicoke Ontario M9A 4X1
416-631-4438
www.nanps.org nanps@nanps.org

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NANPS PLANT SALE AND EXPO
May 10, 2008 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Markham Civic Centre101 Town Centre Blvd NW corner of Warden and Highway 7 next to the Markham Theatre
  • Free Admission
  • Win A Rain Barrel
  • Every Person Through The Door Gets A Ticket
  • Door Prizes Ample Free Parking
SEMINARS
Todd Irvine - LEAF
11 a.m.
Helping Trees Thrive the Natural Way
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
12 p.m.
Alternatives to Lawns
Paul Heydon - Grow Wild! Nursery
1 p.m.
Great Gardening Opportunities with Native Plants

Dear Ontario Nature Member:

Please inform your members that the North American Native Plant Society is hosting their annual fundraising native plant sale and expo on May 10th in Markham. This event features informative displays by other environmental groups, hundreds of books, and free seminars.

All plants are grown by approved ethical growers and are of local origin ensuring hardiness and genetic suitability. Choose from a wide selection of native wildflowers, shrubs, trees, ferns, vines, grasses and sedges. Experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you pick the perfect plants. Add just a few or transform your whole yard into a wildlife oasis. Sun, shade, wet or dry, there's something for every garden condition.

Gardening with native plants increases biodiversity, assists in plant conservation, and provides habitat for birds, butterflies, pollinators, and other beneficial creatures. These plants have evolved with our climate and soil conditions so they don't require pesticides and fertilizers to flourish.

"An interest in native plants can often be a springboard for people to think about larger environmental issues like habitat protection or climate change" say NANPS Co-Presidents Miriam Henriques and Harold Smith. "Choosing native plants is a great first ecological step toward a sustainable future."

For more information:

North American Native Plant Society
PO Box 84, Station D
Etobicoke Ontario M9A 4X1
416-631-4438
www.nanps.org nanps@nanps.org

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NANPS PLANT SALE AND EXPO
May 10, 2008 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Markham Civic Centre101 Town Centre Blvd NW corner of Warden and Highway 7 next to the Markham Theatre
  • Free Admission
  • Win A Rain Barrel
  • Every Person Through The Door Gets A Ticket
  • Door Prizes Ample Free Parking
SEMINARS
Todd Irvine - LEAF
11 a.m.
Helping Trees Thrive the Natural Way
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
12 p.m.
Alternatives to Lawns
Paul Heydon - Grow Wild! Nursery
1 p.m.
Great Gardening Opportunities with Native Plants
10 Reasons why you need to attend the NANPS Plant Sale this Saturday
  • To pick up your pre-order.
  • Oops! You forgot to pre-order.
  • Your computer crashed at 11:59:59 p.m. on April 20th and now you have to go to the sale and hope they haven't run out of the plants that you need.
  • You were overwhelmed by the breadth of the plant list, so the best course of action was to procrastinate and rely on impulse buying in person (intense pressure helps in the decision-making process).
  • The snow has finally melted, your plants are just starting to come up, and an inventory check has revealed that, yes, indeed, your sweet gale did not survive the drought of 2007, and you must replace it.
  • You've finally mustered enough courage to pluck the last of the non-native plants from your yard - so now you have lots more room to put in native plants.
  • You are a Carex collector extraordinaire - you simply must have that one elusive sedge on your list and maybe, just maybe, it will be added to the sale at the last minute. Hope springs eternal!
  • Your specimen garden is a hit of the neighbourhood. Now you have to complete your collection and keep up your reputation (after all, you have more diversity in your tiny garden plot than in the entire GTA!).
  • You always have room to squeeze just one more plant in your garden.
  • Okay, while you may have enough plants, you can never have too many plant books! Pick up Lorraine Johnson's new book - she might even make a surprise appearance to sign it - bonus! (Shhh! Stop it! That's how rumours get started).
EXTRA INCENTIVE: Door Prizes Rain barrel NANPS membership Lorraine Johnson hardcover book ("Tending the Earth" - signed!) Row cover
PLANT SALE RESCUE Urgent - drivers needed (preferably with larger vehicles) to transport stranded NANPS volunteers and members to our Annual Plant Sale from York Mills TTC Stn. (closest to Hwy. 401) or Finch TTC Stn. to Markham Civic Centre or back. Please help out your fellow Nanpsters, if possible! Save them from the VIVA trip planner.
Contact:
volunteer@nanps.org
CALL FOR NANPS ADVERTISING IN LOCAL PAPERS: If anyone buys these papers - please look for the NANPS plant sale notice for our archives and contact media@nanps.org. - Aurora Era-Banner, Newmarket Era-Banner, Richmond Hill Liberal, Thornhill Liberal, Vaughan Citizen, Stouffville Sun-Tribune, Georgina Advocate, Markham Economist & Sun.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
September 20 - Excursion to Long Point Basin Land Trust Properties by Pterophylla's Peter Carson.
October 18 - NANPS AGM, Toronto Botanical Gardens.
North American Native Plant Society
PO Box 84, Station D
Etobicoke Ontario M9A 4X1
416-631-4438
www.nanps.org nanps@nanps.org
You have been sent this message because you are a current or a past member of Ontario Nature. If you would prefer not to receive news about NANPS in the future, or if you would like to change your e-mail address in our database, please email scoop@nanps.org. We do not trade or sell any of the information collected.
Alternatively, you may unsubscribe from future mailings by replying to this message with the words "remove me" in the subject line, and we will take you off of our list immediately.
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