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< David Suzuki Foundation Homegrown National Park >

Postby peyton » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:51 pm

Hi all,

Ranger Peyton wants to invite you to take part in the David Suzuki Foundation's Homegrown National Park Project! The city's parks have always been important to the TUC community, and the Homegrown Project will provide many opportunities to support and give back.

The Homegrown National Park Project aims to crowd-source a green corridor through the heart of the City of Toronto, along the former route of Garrison Creek.

In order to establish the world's first Homegrown National Park, the David Suzuki Foundation joined forces with more than a dozen partner groups and two-dozen volunteer Homegrown Park Rangers in 2013. This project is continuing in 2014 with a new set of rangers proposing a new set of ideas.

Together with keen local residents, businesses and groups, the project is helping to bring more green -- gardens, trees, shrubs, flowers -- to yards, alleys, streets, rooftops, parks and green spaces throughout the corridor.

My main project is to support the greening of da Vinci School, where I teach. There will also be a number of other projects that include planting gardens and farms, a park crawl, fundraising for monarch butterflies and more!

I look forward to sharing all of these exciting events with the TUC community.

Cheers,
Peyton

Find out more:
WEB: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/homegrown
TWITTER: #HomegrownNationalPark
EMAIL: jroberts@davidsuzuki.org
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/HomegrownNationalPark
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<Monarchs and Milkweed>

Postby peyton » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:03 pm

The Toronto Star featured us on its front page today! Read the article below. And be sure to order tickets to see Flight of the Butterflies in IMAX 3D this Saturday April 12th. All proceeds to support the #gotmilkweed campaign.

Buy movie tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/flight-of-the-butterflies-imax-3d-screening-tickets-9491191409

Read the article: http://www.thestar.com/life/2014/04/04/plant_milkweed_and_save_the_monarch_butterflies.html

Love monarch butterflies? Get milkweed. The Homegrown National Park Project has launched the #gotmilkweed campaign. $5 gets you a milkweed plant for your yard or balcony. Contribute $25 and Homegrown Park Rangers will plant milkweed on your behalf.

Get milkweed: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/gotmilkweed
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< Pizza and Music in the Park! >

Postby peyton » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:37 am

Join us on Friday, April 25th for some fresh pizza pies from the Christie Pits wood-burning oven. Five bucks gets you a fresh slice made by a Homegrown Park Ranger.

This year we want to add a bit of music to the mix. So all you talented musicians from the 'hood, please bring along your (acoustic) instrument of choice for a Homegrown Jam Session.

The Homegrown Pizza in the Park series is being hosted by the David Suzuki Foundation's Homegrown National Park Project. All proceeds will support fun green interventions, like canoe planters and butterfly gardens in parks, schools and unexpected places in the neighbourhood. More info: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/homegrown

Stay tuned for more monthly Homegrown Pizza in the Park events each month until the end of the summer.

https://www.facebook.com/events/665774930155146/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
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< 30x30 Nature Challenge >

Postby peyton » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:15 am

Want to get healthier, happier and smarter? Try adding a daily dose of nature to your routine. Starting May 1st, the David Suzuki Foundation is challenging people across the country to spend 30 minutes a day in nature for 30 days. Playing ultimate counts, so you may as well take the challenge :)

http://30x30.davidsuzuki.org/
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< Late May events! >

Postby peyton » Wed May 21, 2014 11:06 am

Ward 19 Environment Day – Thursday, May 22nd
Join Mike Layton at Fred Hamilton Park this Thursday from 4:00 ‘til 8:00 – free compost, household waste disposal, and free BBQ! http://mikelayton.ca/ward-19-environment-is-on-thursday-may-22

Native Plant Sale – Sunday, May 25th
Join NANPS, Bike with Mike and the Christie Pits Arts Festival for a big Ranger event in Christie Pits Park (noon-5:00). We’ll be distributing milkweed and talking about upcoming Ranger events. https://www.facebook.com/events/1603092186581577/

Pizza Night – Friday, May 30th
Monthly pizza night!!! Hopefully a fire and some music too – our friends at the PINE Project might come by to teach everyone how to start a friction fire. We need volunteers – let Jode know if you can help out starting at 5:00. https://www.facebook.com/events/1483990725165492/
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< Join the Bluedot Tour with David Suzuki! >

Postby peyton » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:35 am

Join the Bluedot movement in creating a healthy environment for all Canadians. Across the country, Canadians believe in our inherent right to a healthy environment - clean water, fresh air, healthy food and a say in decisions that affect us.
One by one, people like you stand up to say this right should be recognized.

Please sign the petition at: http://bluedot.ca/join-us/

On Friday, October 3rd, David Suzuki and other guests will be taking the stage at Massey Hall to spread the word. http://bluedot.ca/events/evening-david-suzuki-toronto/

On Sunday, October 5th, join me, David Suzuki and dozens of Toronto's best chefs, performers and musical acts at the 2nd annual Homegrown Park Crawl. We'll be sampling tasty treats while parading through four city parks along the former Garrison Creek, in celebration of the second year of the Homegrown National Park Project. Find out more, and get your food tickets in advance at http://www.davidsuzuki.org/parkcrawl.

See you there!
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