Opening of Franklin’s Pollinator Station on Centre Island





Dallington Pollinator Anne Butt went to the opening of the Franklin Children’s Garden on July 4, 2014 . She took these pictures of the signs that help educate kids about our pollinator friends.

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Things of interest for the green of thumb

Black Creek Community Farm Festival
Date: Saturday, July 26th
Admission: Free!
Location: 4929 Jane St., Toronto (SE corner of Jane & Steeles)
There is NO PARKING at the event. Please see below for how to get to the farm.

Kids activities (chicken portraits, scavenger hunt, scarecrows and more!)
Face painting
Farm-cooked food
Live DJ
Buy organic produce fresh from the farm
And more!
For more info visit


The Organic Master Gardener Course – FALL 2014

Sept. 9th to Dec. 9th
The Stop’s Green Barn, Toronto
This intense, challenging and inspiring course lays the foundation for making decisions on growing plants for ornamental or food purposes based on SOUL (Society for Organic Urban Land Care) organic standards, recognized by COG. You will gain essential skills to start or enhance your own practice or business in the rapidly growing organic land care industry.
For more info visit

Interested in graphic design?

There is an opportunity to hone your skills. We are looking for someone to work on the November issue of the garden newsletter. The due date for submission of the newsletter would be 15th October, 2014. The draft for the newsletter should be submitted a week prior to that. The existing template can be used or you can come up with a new design. In case of a new design outline, the draft for the newsletter would need to be submitted by the first week of October for consideration.
The newsletter must contain the following:
1. Opening message from the garden coordinators
2. At least 2 articles related to or about gardening
3. Updates about the garden
4. Pictures to go with the garden related articles
5. Contact information and DP wishlist
6. Some trivia or interesting gardening tips
7. Should be at least 3 pages and maximum 4 pages
If anyone is interested in taking up the task, please let us know by Tuesday, 15th July, 2014. Please e-mail us and address it to Mahnaz Ghalib or Mika Nonoyama