The Homegrown National Park
Last year we celebrated the creation of Rouge National Park — Canada's first urban National Park. This year, we want to bring nature even closer to home. We want to help create a crowdsourced, homegrown green space in the heart of the City of Toronto.
Inspired by authors Richard Louv and Douglas Tallamy, we have embarked on a mission to establish a "Homegrown National Park" by creating a vibrant green corridor following the former path of Garrison Creek, one of Toronto's most important lost rivers.
We will work with community organizations and local residents to enhance, restore and create urban green space. Together, we will get our hands dirty by planting native trees and shrubs, cultivating bird and bug-friendly gardens and growing food in backyards and balconies.
Read the stories below to find out more about the Homegrown National Park Project. And if you live, work or play in the area and are keen to get involved, check out our Neighbourhood Park Ranger program. Deadline for applications is March 18, 2013.
Inspired by an idea from authors Richard Louv and Douglas Tallamy, the David Suzuki Foundation is launching a project to create Canada's first "Homegrown National Park." This new crowd-sourced green... Read more »
The Homegrown National Park has 13 community partners supporting the w... Read more »
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