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Signal Boost Initiative Workshops

With more time than ever to spend at home, the Internet is increasingly full of webinars, tutorials and fitness classes to keep us all busy. If you want to use this time productively but aren’t sure where to turn, why not start with some quality webinars about environmental topics, presented by London experts, with a local focus.

Through our Signal Boost Initiative, we partner with environmental groups to hold educational events that help Londoners scale up their actions, to move the needle on pressing environmental issues. While events will eventually be held at the Westminster Ponds Centre for Environment and Sustainability, we are pleased to present FREE online learning opportunities in the meantime!

These events are being offered as a part of the Signal Boost Initiative, which was made possible with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

The events include:

Fruit & Nut Tree Webinar

Tuesday, April 21st at 6 pm with Jessica Robertson of Wild Craft Permaculture

If you have edible fruit or nut trees on your property, you likely know the joys of growing your own food, creating pollinator-friendly spaces, seeing gorgeous spring blossoms, and having trees that don't take up too much space. This is a webinar made for those who have or care for fruit or nut trees, or for people who want to learn more about urban agriculture. In this webinar, you will learn basic pruning, pest control and tree maintenance. Click here to sign up.

 

Peach tree

Native Plant Gardening 101

Tuesday, April 28th at 6pm with Rebecca Launchbury, Stewardship Coordinator at Thames Talbot Land Trust

Native plant gardening is becoming more and more popular as we realize the benefits of planting the species that naturally grow around us. But it can be challenging to know where to start. At this webinar, we’ll start with the basics: what are native plants and why should you choose them for your garden? We’ll introduce you to some great plant choices for sun and shade, wet and dry areas, and pollinator favourites, as well as tips for establishing and caring for your native plant garden. Although the principles of native plant gardening can be used anywhere, this webinar will focus on plants native to Southwestern Ontario. Click here to sign up. 

Native Plant Garden

Herp Helpers: All About Frogs and Toads

Tuesday, May 12th at 6pm with Darby Alderson, Schools Program Coordinator at Thames Talbot Land Trust

Herpetofauna, or herps for short, are reptiles and amphibians, which in our region includes frogs and toads, salamanders, snakes, turtles, and a lizard. At our first “Herp Helpers” webinar we’re focusing on frogs and toads of London and surrounding area. You’ll learn how to do a simple frog survey, including identifying different frogs and toads by sight and sound, where and when to survey, and what information to record. Once you’re trained up, you’ll be ready to become a citizen scientist and help us learn more about the herps that live in our nature reserves. Click here to sign up.

Wood Frog

Native Plant Gardening for Wildlife

Thursday, May 14th at 6pm with Rebecca Launchbury, Stewardship Coordinator at Thames Talbot Land Trust

Take a deeper dive into the world of native plants and learn how to cultivate a garden that will buzz with the sounds of birds, bees, butterflies, and more. We’ll explore some plant choices for attracting and supporting different species, wildlife friendly gardening practices, and extras such as bird feeders and water features. Although the principles of native plant gardening can be used anywhere, this webinar will focus on plants native to Southwestern Ontario. Click here to sign up. 

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