Community event happening in support of pollinators

September 25, 2017 by  

Pollinator friendly wildflowers will be planted and available for sale in Stoney Creek later this month.

Pollinators are an important part of the greater Hamilton area’s ecosystem and agriculture, yet their species are suffering annual losses due to a lack of food, and destruction of their habitat from the ongoing use of pesticides.

The mandate of the Terrapure Pollinator Paradise Project is to plant pollinator friendly gardens throughout the cities of Hamilton and Stoney Creek. These gardens will attract pollinators and provide support for their population growth.

The Native Plant Sale and Community Planting Day will be held this Saturday, September 30 at the Heritage Green Sports Park. This family-friendly and free event is open to all ages.

Guests can help create a new habitat ideal for our local pollinators, by planting wildflowers in one of four new gardens that are part of the Paradise Project. Shovels and gloves will be available, but participants are also free to bring their own.

Experienced gardeners will be on site to provide advice on creating pollinator-friendly gardens in guests’ backyards. Calendars with ideal planting times and brochures illustrating suitable plants may be provided. Wildflowers and native trees and shrubs will be available to purchase from vendors at the Sports Park.

The Heritage Green Sports Park is located at 447 1st Road West in Stoney Creek. The event will begin at 9:00 AM, and run until 12:00 noon.

Those planning to attend may RSVP on the Terrapure Facebook page, or by emailing terrapurestoneycreek@gmail.com. More information is available on the Terrapure Pollinator Paradise Project website.