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September Meeting - Clement Kent - My Wall Garden

  • 2022-09-27
  • 19:30 - 21:00
  • Bonar Parkdale Presbyterian Church

Our first meeting after the summer break will be in September, on TUESDAY the 27th. Monday is Rosh Hashanah. We're going to hold the meeting in person at our old meeting location; Bonar Parkdale Presbyterian Church , 250 Dunn Avenue, just south of Queen Street West. Meetings start informally around 7:00pm and the meeting starts at 7:30pm. Arrive early and enjoy coffee and cookies while you chat, and ask questions!

We are hoping to also be able to run ZOOM at the same time as the meeting is running, so anyone that can't come to the meeting can join us, we hope! Members will be sent a zoom link to the meeting in the newsletter that will be sent out in the week leading up to the meeting.

Clement Kent's Wall Garden

My wall lives spring through fall. 

My wall gives fruits and flowers and joy.

My wall's parts are recycled or home-grown. 

My wall cost $30 for seeds that were sown.

I will tell how to grow your own wall,

With seeds and soil and string and all.

I'm a gardener, re-greener, scientist and plant lover. Although I'll try growing almost anything for fun my core interest is using gardens, parks, and other public spaces to re- green the ecology of where we live. I'm the author of "How to Make a Pollinator Garden" (2011), and practice what I preach. I’ve helped create many pollinator gardens in front yards, city parks, and roadsides.

I have a particular interest in what it takes to make grassroots re-greening initiatives successful. I was on the Advisory Board of the City of Toronto's Pollinator Protection program, and I do workshops with groups wanting to create green oases in their neighbourhoods.

I study insects scientifically - their behaviour, their genetics, and the "big-data" area called genomics. Among the insects, bees are a special focus.

I've been a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (honeybee professionals) and I received the Canadian Pollinator Advocate award for 2011 from the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign. I’m an adjunct professor at York University and VP of the Horticultural Societies of Parkdale & Toronto. I helped found the Parkdale society in 1987 and Project Swallowtail in 2019.

- Clement Kent

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