RESOURCES for NORTHERN ONTARIO GARDENERS
MASTER GARDENERS OF ONTARIO
Master Gardeners (MGs) in the Province of Ontario are experienced gardeners who have studied horticulture extensively and continue to upgrade their skills through technical training. With this training and continuing education, Master Gardeners provide expert horticultural advice to the general public.
TORONTO MASTER GARDENERS
Part of an international non-profit community service network, Toronto Master Gardeners are a group of more than 130 trained horticulturists who volunteer their time to provide advice to home gardeners in the Toronto area.
CANADIAN WILDLIFE FEDERATION
The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s mission is to conserve and inspire the conservation of Canada’s wildlife and habitats for the use and enjoyment of all.
ONTARIO CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION
With eighty-eight per cent of Ontario chiropractors reporting that gardening is the most common source of back and neck pain during the warm weather season, the Ontario Chiropractic Association's Plant and Rake Without the Ache public education program is aimed at helping gardeners to avoid the stiff and sore joints, muscle,
neck and back pain that sometimes accompanies
work in the yard.
We believe we can solve even the most pressing urban environmental issues by bringing diverse people together, inspiring them with possibilities and engaging them in identifying solutions and taking action. The need has never been more urgent.
Burpee Home Gardens presents "Garden Fresh" – an insightful yet fun vegetable gardening guide that answers your questions on everything from what to grow, to how much and when. This companion offers ideas, inspirations, and the support you need to explore – and succeed at – the world of home vegetable gardening.
Burpee Home Gardens brings you the best, tried-and-true annual flowers as garden-ready plants, helping create a garden that's uniquely yours. Click on the plants below to find foolproof guidelines for planting and growing.
“I Can Grow” is our national program to support a new, popular interest in home vegetable gardening among younger and novice gardeners. This new generation of gardeners is looking for fresher, more nutritious food and is feeling the need to connect with their community and nurture their environmental responsibility. They’re also finding personal satisfaction through home gardening – and are saving money on their grocery bill as well!
US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Born in the wake of elevated concern about environmental pollution, EPA was established on December 2, 1970 to consolidate in one agency a variety of federal research, monitoring, standard-setting and enforcement activities to ensure environmental protection. Since its inception, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.
ON NATURE: FEDERATION OF ONTARIO NATURALISTS
Ontario Nature is a non-profit organization based in Toronto that promotes the preservation and conservation of natural areas in the Canadian province of Ontario. It was established in 1931 as the Federation of Ontario Naturalists, and changed its name in 2004 to
"refresh its image".
Started in 1973, Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association (LOHTA) is a vibrant association representing over 2000 horticultural professionals.
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Master Gardeners in the Portland metro area deliver educational programming through 10-Minute University (TM), a program designed to pack research-based information into short presentations. Accompanying handouts have been reviewed by OSU Extension faculty for factual accuracy.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension publications offer research-based, peer-reviewed objective information in a wide range of topics. Written by specialists and educators in UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, publication topics range from crop production to flower gardening and from managing your wildlife to managing your finances and communicating with your teenager.
COMMUNITY GARDEN NETWORK
Community Gardening Network of Ottawa is an information and resource-sharing network that supports the sustainable development of community gardens within the City.
NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY
NANPS was founded in 1985 by a small group of dedicated conservationists as the Canadian Wildflower Society. As our American membership grew, and acknowledging that plants don't recognize political boundaries, we changed our name to the North American Native Plant Society in 1999.
CANADIAN COUNCIL ON INVASIVE SPECIES
Originally named the 'National Invasive Species Working Group,' this working group formed as a result of a joint meeting early in 2009 where 10 provinces and two territories voiced the desire to share knowledge across Canadian borders, as invasive species ‘know no boundaries.’ Together, members agreed that a national working group would help build bridges across Canada to work together in the battle against invasive species.
ONTARIO INVASIVE PLANT COUNCIL
The OIPC is a non-profit, multi-agency organization founded in April 2007 by a group of individuals and organizational representatives who saw the need for a coordinated provincial response to the growing threat of invasive plants.
Garden Smart in Ontario
ONTARIO HORTICULTURAL ASSOCIATION
For over 100 years, the members of the Ontario Horticultural Association have been keeping Ontario beautiful.
CANADIAN BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION FACILITY
The CANADIAN POISONOUS PLANTS INFORMATION SYSTEM presents data on plants that cause poisoning in livestock, pets, and humans. The plants include native, introduced, and cultivated outdoor plants as well as indoor plants that are found in Canada. Some food and herbal plants are also included that may cause potential poisoning problems.
ONTARIO MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES
"We are working to protect Ontario's rich biodiversity for future generations while we continue to promote economic opportunities and outdoor recreation."
Garden Making inspires and informs home gardeners with useful, practical information you can use in your home garden. We serve expert and beginning gardeners — anyone who really wants to know the what, when and how of gardening.
CANADIAN GARDENING MAGAZINE
Think of CanadianGardening.com as a perfect companion to the magazine and an essential gardening tool—right up there with your trusty spade and pruners.
Nancy DuBrule-Clemente is the owner of Natureworks Horticultural Services, an organic garden center, landscape design, consultation, installation and maintenance service in Northford, Ct.
J & L GARDEN CENTRE
J&L Garden Center was established in 1958, in
ONTARIO MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE FOOT & RURAL AFFAIRS
The ministry extends practical and financial assistance to farmers to improve their techniques, rehabilitate their land and upgrade their livestock and crops. It supports research and education at agricultural colleges, laboratories, research institutes and universities. The ministry conducts an extensive marketing program for Ontario farm products both domestically and internationally. The Foodland Ontario Program of the ministry aims to increase consumer consumption of Ontario fresh and processed food products. The Ministry has the mandate to encourage rural economic development.
ANDY'S NORTHERN ONTARIO WILDFLOWERS
Illustrated on this site are photographs of some common wildflowers that grow in and around the city of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. All flowers illustrated were photographed in their wild setting or habitat in, or close to, the city of Sudbury. Wildflowers photographed at other locations are labeled accordingly.
"My goal is to increase the awareness of the types and habitats of wildflowers and some associated plants that grow near the City of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, and wildflowers that grow in other localities in northern Ontario, Canada. Wildflowers of the Sudbury Area."
I CAN GARDEN
ICanGarden.com began in 1995 by Master Gardener, Donna Dawson, with a view to providing information to gardeners. Since its origin, ICanGarden has grown to include information on over 500 garden clubs, almost 300 public gardens, over 8000 articles from over 150 garden writers, gardening events from around the world, over 1200 links, over 900 suppliers and thousands of forum and member items.
BUILDIUM'S SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING GUIDE
Give back to the environment as you sculpt your own aesthetically pleasing outdoor space. Learn some of the best practices for green landscaping, including tips for specific situations such as living in an urban area without a lot of yard space or growing native plants for your environment.