Nurturing Native Plant Communities

Nurturing Native Plant Communities

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

In Urban Spaces

A companion post for my presentation on this topic.

Resources that I mention in my talk, or that are related to the topic.

The Native Plant Library A compilation of the 90 Ontario native plant species that I profiled on Facebook over this past winter. Includes photos and short essays about the plants.

The Plant Store An online store format that doubles as a plant library for the 10 months of the year that I'm not offering seedlings. There is a list of categories and ecosystems that you can click on (to the right on a monitor or at the bottom of the page on a cellphone) 

Prairie Moon Nursery A wonderful website of plants native to Turtle Island (AKA North America). Slightly dangerous because they sell the seeds and my cart keeps ending up with things in it.

The Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library an amazing project by local volunteers, gathering, packaging and distributing native plant seeds for free.

Fletcher Wildlife Garden – Not all the plants in the garden are native species but all the plants in their spring sale are.

Ecological Garden Making – Soil is also part of the ecosystem, how we create our gardens can have a big impact on ecosystem health (scroll down for the video).

Land Care Principals – guidelines for cultivating a relationship of care with our local ecosystems.