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October Meeting - Anna Leggatt - Gardening Today, During Climate Change, Reducing Our Garden Foodprint and Promoting Biodiversity

  • October 24, 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Bonar Parkdale Presbyterian Church

Normally our meetings are held on the last Monday of the month. This October the last Monday is Halloween, so we decided to hold the meeting one week earlier.

We will be meeting in person at Bonar Parkdale Presbyterian Church, 250 Dunn Ave, just South of Queen Street West. Meetings start informally at 7:00PM, and the meeting starts at 7:30PM.  Arrive early for refreshments! We will also be holding the meeting through Zoom, assuming there are no technical problems. Members will be sent the link in the newsletter in the week leading up to the meeting.

Anna Leggatt - Gardening Today, During Climate Change, Reducing Our Garden Foodprint and Promoting Biodiversity

We are living in a changing climate. We should change some of the ways we garden to help prevent the loss of stored carbon in our communities.

Anna will explain how we are increasing the amount of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere and how we can make small changes to improve our gardens and our neighbourhoods and help the planet. 

Image below: Rain garden

Anna has been a long-time member of the Hort, and always has wonderful knowledge and experience to contribute to our conversations. 

Image below: Bulb Lawn


BIOGRAPHY:

Anna Leggatt, a Toronto Master Gardener, is a former High School teacher in Botany, Chemistry and she worked for 30 years at the Kortright Centre for Conservation.

She is the Past Chair of the Ontario Rock Garden Society and former editor of its Journal; Past Director of North American Rock Garden Society; a member of GardenComm; and a former Program Director for East York Garden Club.

Anna has written articles for Toronto Life Gardening, Landscape Ontario and The Globe and Mail as well as Plant Portraits in Trellis (the Toronto Botanical Garden’s publication) and others in The Journal of the Ontario Rock Garden Society, NARGS, the Dutch Rock Garden Society and other non-profit organizations.

Anna won the NARGS Marvin Black Award in 2017, a Silver Award from GARDENCOMM in 2016 and prizes for photography.

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