Drawing Native Plants with Alan Li
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
LEAF Learning Garden
601 Christie Street

Toronto, Ontario, M6G 4C6

Join us for a delightful afternoon of sketching native plants. Artist Alan Li will be your guide as you explore and record the diversity of spring flora growing in the LEAF Learning Garden. The sketching techniques covered will be of interest in aspiring artists and anyone who keeps a nature journal. All skill levels welcome. Participants must bring their own supplies.

Suggested Materials List:

- folding chair or stool
- 9x12 inch artist quality sketchbook
- HB & 2B graphite pencils
- coloured Pencils (Optional)
- Sakura Micron Fineliner pens 0.1 and 0.5
- kneadable eraser, pencil sharpener
- ruler
- magnifying glass
- water, snacks, sunscreen, hat
Instructor Bio
Alan Li studied figure drawing, perspective and hand drawn animation at Sheridan College. After graduating, he spent three years travelling to primate sanctuaries to draw chimpanzees and orangutans followed by six years of animating children's television programs. Alan currently pursues his own art projects, teaches workshops and keeps busy collaborating with grass-root environmental groups. He supports conservation efforts through the sale of his artwork and is active in volunteering.

 

Toronto Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street

Toronto, Ontario, M6G 4C6

Our volunteers play a critical role in helping improve the urban forest. There are many ways that you can get involved depending on your skills, interests and availability. Please note that we only accept volunteers over the age of 18.
Accessibility info: Fully accessible. For accessibility questions, please contact us.

 

Leslieville Tree Festival
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 12:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Leslie Grove Park
1158 Queen Street East

Toronto, Ontario, M4M 1L2

Join us Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm for the Leslieville Tree Festival in Leslie Grove Park (corner of Queen St. E and Jones Ave, Toronto). This free, fun-filled celebration of our urban forest includes activities for the whole family!

Browse exhibits from environmental groups and local green businesses. Free kids activities will include face-painting, tree crafts, a nature hunt activity and much more. Join in on a Tree Tour and learn all about the beautiful trees in the park. LEAF's mascot Barkley will be making appearances throughout the day!

The Leslieville Tree Festival is presented by LEAF, Councillor Paula Fletcher, Toronto Hydro, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and Leslieville BIA.

Newmarket Edible Tree Tour
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Riverwalk Commons

Meet at the Town of Newmarket sign, located on the north-west corner of Doug Duncan Drive and Water Street

 

Join us for a guided walking tour through downtown Newmarket as we uncover delectable treats in unexpected places. Learn about the healthy and delicious food growing on trees and shrubs. Sample urban forest treats and find out about urban forest and food-related programs across York Region. Certified arborist and local experts will lead the tour and share tips on tree identification and selection. 

Please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and water. 

This event is rain or shine.

 

The tour stops will be accessed by walking on sidewalks and flat pavement with some walking on soft, grassy surface. For accessibility questions, please contact us.

Tree Tenders Stewardship Day - Machell Park, Aurora
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Machell Park

Meet in the northeast corner of parking lot. Parking lot is located on the north side of Aurora Heights Drive, west of Yonge Street


This site, planted last year with young trees and shrubs, needs some TLC in order to thrive.

Join us to get your hands dirty at this family-friendly event! 

10:00 to 10:30 am: Learn about restoration efforts during a short tour of the site
10:30 am to 12:00 pm: Hands on work party to remove invasive species and apply mulch around young trees and shrubs

Refreshments provided. Volunteer hours available. 

Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes (no sandals!) and bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and water. 

This event is rain or shine.

This event will involve walking through the park on paved walkways and unpaved, grassy surfaces and working in naturalized areas on unpaved ground.  For accessibility questions please contact us.

Toronto Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street

Toronto, Ontario, M6G 4C6

Our volunteers play a critical role in helping improve the urban forest. There are many ways that you can get involved depending on your skills, interests and availability. Please note that we only accept volunteers over the age of 18.
Accessibility info: Fully accessible. For accessibility questions, please contact us.