20 Aug 2019
This introductory lecture is ideal for beginners interested in where to get started with growing your own fruit trees (and shrubs) in your yards. Fruit trees not only provide us with food but with all of their flowers they also benefit our pollinator friends. Topics covered include: choosing your tree and where to plant it, pruning to encourage fruit, and ways to prevent and address common problems, such as pests and diseases.
This demonstration is for those wanting to grow fruit trees and don’t know where to start in the endless sea of information.
We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking.
PARTNERS + FUNDERS
This lecture is delivered as part of Kitchener Public Library’s 85 Green Learning Garden in partnership with the Kitchener Master Gardeners and Reep Green Solutions. It is part of a series of workshops that are a companion to the City of Kitchener’s Sustainable Urban Forest Strategy, focused on increasing awareness and how to plant/care for trees.
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22 Jun 2019
Come on out to support the growth of our urban forests and enjoy some local live music, delicious food and great company!
What: Tunes for Trees is a FREE, zero waste, family friendly event and fundraiser hosted by Communities for Conservation partnering with Tree Canada to raise money to plant trees across the country and grow our urban forests.
Tunes for Trees is a fundraiser – Communities for Conservation (www.communitiesforconservation.org) is partnering with Tree Canada to raise money to plant trees across Canada in areas that need it most. Throughout the event, as well as the month of June, anyone in Canada will be able to text “CONSERVE” to 20222 to donate $5 to plant 2 trees, through Communities for Conservation.
The official event will run from 12:30 – 7:30. We have a music line-up for this entire time, amazing artists from the Waterloo Region, playing short 25 minute sets for the afternoon.
There will be vegetarian/vegan catered food for the event, as well as a limited supply of dishes (bring your own set!)
As well, we will have group bike fixing on site, and a participatory activity facilitated by RISE Waterloo.
Come visit the Reep Green Solutions booth and chat with us about our new Tree Stewardship Program including our subsidized, full service tree planting that includes a property visit and consultation with a professional arborist, delivery and planting of a native tree and follow up caring instructions!
When: Saturday, June 22nd, 1PM – 7PM
Where: Waterloo Park, Bandshell