Is there a topic or workshop you would like to see hosted by GreenUP Ecology Park? Please connect with us and let us know at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sunday, April 17th | 10 am – 1 pm, GreenUP Ecology Park – FREE
GreenUP will be holding a Bumblebee Habitat Workshop this Spring. Join us as we build and install bumblebee nests throughout GreenUP Ecology Park. Workshop will take place from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Afterward, join us in our annual Blessing of the Bees. People from all faiths are invited to share prayers, thoughts, poems, and offerings for the health and abundance of these ancient beings.
Tuesday, April 26th | 7-8 pm, Cobourg Public Library, 200 Ontario Street – by donation
As part of the Cobourg Ecology Garden Spring Speaker Series, Marcy Adzich from GreenUP Ecology Park will speak about the delicious spring wild edibles you can forage in Northumberland and Peterborough County. Marcy will also speak about the impacts of foraging in ecologically sensitive areas, foraging ethics… plus will share a few of her favourite recipes!
Saturday, May 7th | 10 am – 4 pm, GreenUP Ecology Park
Remember to bring your own containers and a friend to help you load into your vehicle. Compost is $2\bucket, Cedar Mulch $3\bucket.
Sorry, NO plant or tree sales yet…..!
Monday, May 9th | 9:30-11:30 am, GreenUP Ecology Park, RSVP Required – email@example.com
If you have signed up to volunteer with GreenUP and are interested in becoming a volunteer Park Steward for the 2016 season at Ecology Park, this orientation is mandatory.
New registrants should view the position description and complete an online volunteer application form by visiting the GreenUP Volunteer page.
Park Stewards are a very valuable asset to our organization. Park Stewards will learn the ins and outs of volunteering at Ecology Park and what is required to keep this award winning park and nursery at its finest!
Park Steward volunteers commit for the season and help each Monday from 9:30 – 12:00, from May 9th through until October 24th (holidays excluded). Learn some new skills, meet great people who love to garden, have fun, and get dirty!
Volunteers must be over 18 and be able to perform repeated physical tasks such as loading and unloading wheelbarrows of soil, composting, weeding, planting, pruning etc. in all weather conditions. Please bring closed toes shoes, water bottle, snack and proper clothing.
YOU MUST RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org to attend this orientation session. No drop ins. Thank you.
Sunday, May 11th | 11 am – 1:30 pm, GreenUP Ecology Park – Drop in
It is time to wake up the GreenUP Ecology Park plant nursery. Help us un tuck the plants from their protective blanket of leaves. Join GreenUP Ecology Park staff in preparing the tree nursery for spring! We need a lot of careful helpers to remove the layer of winter leaf mulch from our trees, shrubs and flowers. We depend on volunteers to help us with this important seasonal task.
Families and people of all ages and abilities are welcome. Refreshments will be served!
Sunday, May 22 | 12 – 4 pm, GreenUP Ecology Park – Fundraiser
This is our biggest sale of the year and the official opening Ecology Park’s Garden Market! Come and support our park programs with purchases of quality veggie seedlings,and a large variety of wildflowers, grasses,shrubs and trees which thrive in our region of Ontario and provide important habitat for wildlife and pollinators. Check out our catalogue of species online for a list of prices and descriptions of species available throughout the Garden Market season.
C’est Chaud Pizza will be at this event once again serving delicious wood fired pizzas made with local ingredients.
Selected Fridays from May 20th -Nov 4th | 3:30-4:30 pm, Various Locations – $250, Online Registration Required
This new and exciting program promotes pollinator stewardship in Peterborough through the education and planting of pollinator-friendly habitats, as well as assisting in the stewardship of GreenUP’s honeybee colonies. Participation in this program will be offered through a seasonal membership and drop in ‘OPEN HIVE days’ for the community to assist in the stewardship of our hives and gain hands on experience working with honeybees. All beekeeping equipment will be provided by GreenUP and hive checks will be conducted with our beekeeping staff. There will be approximately 10 hive checks per month from May – October, and hopefully some honey for you to take home at the end of the season!
Please email email@example.com if you would like to be added to our mailing list for upcoming community beekeeping program information. For more info about beekeeping in Ontario, visit the Ontario Beekeeping Association at www.ontariobee.com
Saturday, June 4th | 2:30 – 4 pm, GreenUP Ecology Park – $65
Build a mini raised bed and learn about square foot gardening. Take home your own (4′ x 4′ x 8″) raised garden bed which is included in the cost of the workshop. No drop-ins.
Wednesday Evenings | July 13 – August 24, 6-8pm, GreenUP Ecology Park – $5 / family
This summer, join GreenUp Ecology Park environmental educators for evenings of nature discovery! Learn about local plants, bugs, and wildlife. Enjoy nature crafts, scavenger hunts, puppet shows, and more. Rediscover the wonders of nature at GreenUP Ecology Park.
Sunday, August 14th | 10 am – 1:30 pm, Young’s Point Road – $20/adult, $5/child, Online Registration Required
Join GreenUP and Kawartha Land Trust this summer for a fascinating workshop and field study about Monarch Butterflies! Monarchs (Danaus plexippus) are a migratory species of butterfly entirely dependant on the milkweed plant for survival. Since March 2013, the North American population of Monarch butterflies has declined by 59%, the lowest recorded population status since 1975 (Monarch Watch 2014).
Monarchs are an important indicator species because of their large habitat and migration range. During late fall in the Peterborough region, Monarchs begin their 4000 km migration journey to central Mexico’s Trans Volcanic Mountains to overwinter in the Oyamel fir forests.
In this workshop, participants will learn about the life cycle and habitat of the Monarch butterfly, collect larvae, and help GreenUP gather data for two citizen science projects. Participants will also have the option to learn how to create a monarch rearing tent and witness the amazing metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly. All participants will receive a laminated field ID chart and take home resources.
Directions to workshop location will be sent to participants upon registration. No Drop-ins.
Saturday, September 24th | 1-3 pm, GreenUP Ecology Park – $50, Online Registration Required
Composting food waste, especially in small, indoor spaces can pose a real challenge. Vermicomposting is an innovative solution using red wrigglers, food waste and a tight- lidded rubber bin. Learn how to set up and manage your vermicomposter properly and use the precious worm castings to boost soil nutrition in the garden.
Registration includes 2 hr instruction, 1 lb worms, vermicomposting bin. No drop-ins.
Sunday, October 16th | 10 am – 4 pm, GreenUP Ecology Park – Fundraiser
Fall is a great time to plant trees before they go dormant for the winter. The Ecology Park nursery has some great deals on trees and shrubs that are ideal to plant during the fall. Prices start at only $1!
Sunday, October 23rd | 10 am – 4 pm, GreenUP Ecology Park – Drop in
Join us for this annual family volunteer event! Before winter comes, we need to tuck all our tender trees, shrubs, and plants into deep beds of dry leaves to protect them from the harsh elements, until next spring. We would love your help! Plus you get to play in large piles of leaves…..!
Drop in from 11:30am – 1:30pm to help out.
Get on the path to becoming a fruit tree expert with Orchard People’s online workshop that guides you through the basics of fruit tree care and cultivation and includes 8 hours of video, and e-book instruction . Upon completion, get a FREE fruit tree (up to a $60 value) from GreenUP Ecology Park.
For extra savings, be sure to use our 10% off code : GreenUp2016