Urban Forest Demonstration Gardens

The LEAF Urban Forest Demonstration Gardens Turn Ten Years Old

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the LEAF Urban Forest Demonstration Gardens. Made possible with support from Ontario Power Generation, these gardens, located outside five TTC subway stations, demonstrate how biodiversity can thrive, even in small urban spaces. Whether you frequent our gardens on your daily commute or are just learning about them now, we are excited to share with you how much they have grown!

Six Easy Steps to Harvesting Native Plant Seeds

Palm holding chokeberry fruits
This fall, our garden stewards spent a morning with Lillian Natalizio to learn how to properly harvest native plant seeds from our LEAF Learning Garden. Harvesting your own seed is a cost-efficient way to ensure your garden will have beautiful blooms year after year or to share seeds with friends and family. Here are the key tips we learned that day on how to harvest our own seeds.

Native Plant Gardening Workshop at the LEAF Learning Garden

Crowd of people in a lush garden listening to workshop presenter
Armed with notebooks and pens, volunteer Garden Stewards gathered at the LEAF Learning Garden located at Wychwood Barns Park. Looking to add some tools to their planting knowledge arsenal, they were attending a native plant gardening workshop led by Ryan Godfrey, an environmental consultant, gardener and evolutionary biologist with over a decade of plant knowledge.