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mid-April 2010 - The Local Scoop

Pick your plants before the cut off date – April 18
The Feds paid $1948 for two yucca plants for their offices.
You can do better at the NANPS Annual Plant Sale.
Toronto Botanical Garden (in Edwards Gardens)
777 Lawrence Ave. E. at Leslie St., Toronto. Click here for map.
April 7, 2010
Doors open 7:00 p.m. Start time 7:30 p.m.
Members: $8.00 / per talk
Non-members: $12.00 / per talk
"Rare Native Plant Gems" or Species at Risk
by Jane Bowles
What makes species rare and how are they evaluated as species-at-risk? Jane will share some of her experiences studying the ecology, monitoring and working on recovery of endangered plant species from Wood Poppy in London to rare gems of the tallgrass prairies on Walpole Island.
Jane Bowles grew up and discovered her passion for nature in Kenya. She entered Canada to do her PhD at Western Ontario. For almost 30 years she has worked as a freelance ecologist mainly in southwestern Ontario. She is on the Vascular Plant Sub-committee of COSEWIC and COSSARO (Committee on the Status of Species at Risk in Ontario as well as being on several recovery teams. Since 2003, she has worked with Walpole Island First Nation on their species at risk and habitat stewardship programs. She is Adjunct Professor in Biology and Geography at Western and Director of the UWO Herbarium and Sherwood Fox Arboretum.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Markham Civic Centre
101 Town Centre Boulevard
(West of Warden Avenue, North of Highway 7)
Markham, Ontario  L3R 9W3
Enjoy free presentations:
11:30 a.m. - Rachel Gagnon: Identifying and Controlling Invasive Plants
12:30 p.m. - Gavin Trevelyan: Prairie Plants for Your Garden
On hand will be two Master Gardeners, plus Paul Heydon and Ashley Baron (Native Plant Source) to field questions at the sale.
Native plant donations are always appreciated. Give them up to good homes and help raise funds for NANPS. Please remember to give them a name, first.
Volunteers are revered. Without you there would be no plant sale.
Please help make our sale the best ever!
Contact info: 416-631-4438
From our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Gerry Stephenson:
"Thanks to one and all for a most successful Canada Blooms NANPS booth! From all accounts, it was the most successful one ever. The goal of heightening awareness of Native Plants and their use, NANPS itself, increasing membership, and even raising funds has clearly been realized, and it would not have happened with the dedication of you, the volunteers. Thank you for helping to make my job easier and putting up with some 'glitches'."
And if you miss out on the NANPS plant sale...
High Park VSP Native Plant Sale
Sunday, May 09, 2010
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
High Park at The Greenhouses
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