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Meet the newest member of the LEAF team!

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The subtle but immensely important roles nature and natural systems play in our daily lives, and by extension, the great value urban natural spaces have for city dwellers, is why the work LEAF does is so important and why I’m so glad to be the newest (re-) addition to the team.
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What’s new with LEAF’s planting programs this spring?

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We’re thrilled to announce that we’re now offering our Do-it-Yourself Planting Program in Toronto. This program is a great option for residents wishing to plant in their front or side yards, or for those green thumbs who just want to get their hand dirty and plant their own trees and shrubs!
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Winter Tree Tour in Trinity Bellwoods Park

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Tree Identification
What better way to break our hibernation than with a winter tree tour? On Saturday, March 1, we got together with Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park and over 90 participants from across Toronto and neighbouring cities. It was mild, the sun was shining and although our toes started to freeze as we approached the end, we were assured by our guide, Mark Sherman, that the buds were a sign that spring warmth was on its way!
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How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Part One)

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emerald ash borer
Before I begin, I should tell you that I’m not really much of a “joiner.” As a result, I was a little shocked to find myself organizing a campaign in my west-end neighbourhood this summer to battle the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and save ash trees.
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Sage Rising

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Basil
Back in April of this year, on a sunny Saturday, a group of gardeners gathered in an urban herb farm in downtown Toronto. Together we built garden beds and sowed seeds. Following the afternoon of work in the spring sun, we shared food and stories. And as we sat together, we watched the first worker bee of the season for Sage Rising Herbs and reminisced about how we started this business only a year ago.
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