Plant Fair 2019

May 11th 2019. 10:00 to 14:00

Hosted by the Parkdale & Toronto Horticultural Society
Saturday, May 11 from 10:00 am -2:00 pm
Roncesvalles United Church
214 Wright Ave.

AMAZING GARDEN FINDS & PLANTS OF ALL KINDS... all at the best prices in town! - with a focus on natives, organics, pollinators, herbs & veggies, and hard to find plants (since many offerings come from member gardens and are not plants easily found in nurseries).

Plus... ARTS & CRAFTS from local artisans; PRAYING MANTIS EGGS for you to hatch at home; BEE NESTS for solitary, gentle, pollinator bees; FREE ADVICE on plants, soil, eco-friendly gardening, and tree care; the GREEN ELEPHANT garden flea market; INFO about horticulture-related community initiatives and opportunities; and a BOTANICAL ART giveaway for all ages.

FEEL GOOD! This is the main fundraising event for The Horticultural Societies of Parkdale & Toronto (a recognized not-for-profit) and is organized and run all by volunteers. So take pride in knowing that the proceeds from your purchases will be going back into the community, to nurture all sorts of greening initiatives, community garden projects, and horticultural education outreach.

All happening the day before Mother's Day! 
Rain or shine (this event is indoors). 
FREE admission!
Wheelchair accessible. 
Cash is preferred, but we now also accept Visa, MasterCard, and AmEx (only on purchases of $50 or more).

*** Local Artisans ***

- KIMA LENAGHAN: An illustrator and fine artist with a degree from OCAD U. Kima will be displaying her exceptional plant-related drawings and prints.

- LIZ TUDOR "Botanical Artists of Canada": A classic botanical artist working in watercolour, oil or coloured pencil. Elizabeth also enjoys doing landscapes, abstracts and pen and ink drawings. Elizabeth Liz H. Tudor

- OKKU DESIGN: Hand-dyed indigo scarves, silkscreened tea towels, and totes... PLUS handmade plantable seeded cards made from 100% recycled paper. Yes, the paper really contains wildflower seeds, and yes, they really grow.

- MAGGIE GROVES GLASS: Stained glass ornaments prefect for the garden, lovingly handmade by Maggie Groves.

*** Plant & Soil Vendors ***

- URBAN HARVEST: An organization dedicated to providing its customers with 100% Certified Organic seedlings and garden supplies that promote ecological diversity and preserve the health of our planet. Urban Harvest

- EAST YORK CHILE PEPPERS: Claus Nader will have specialty chile pepper plants on offer, as well as his sensational spicy sauces, preserves, jellies and more! East York Chile Peppers

- GRO4 ORGANICS: Producers of premium organic soil. Gro4 Organics

- FOODSHARE: Providing high-quality, nutrient rich, fecund soil produced from kitchen scraps and leftover produce that have been broken down by earthworms! Yup. Worms. Red wrigglers and earthworms use their biological powers to make rich plant food. FoodShare Toronto

*** Community Info & Displays ***

- TORONTO BEEKEEPERS COLLECTIVE: A group dedicated to learning about bees and beekeeping, providing public education around bees, and political advocacy on behalf of bees. They also care for shared hives throughout the GTA! Toronto Beekeepers Collective

- LIVE GREEN TORONTO: Learn about programs, grants, incentives, and resources focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as the City of Toronto strives to make us one of the greenest cities in the world! #TransformTO Live Green Toronto

- RONCYWORKS GREEN TEAM: Providing information on how the gardens along Roncesvalles are attended, and how you can get involved! Plus, they'll be selling milkweed. RoncyWorks Roncesvalles Village

- DRPG: Information about the Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden (DRPG) and a raffle to win a beautiful ready-to-bloom pot of tulips! Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden

- FRIENDS OF CHARLES G. WILLIAMS PARK: Learn about this group of neighbourhood residents working to improve this community park, and hear about what’s in store for the site. Friends of Charles G. Williams Park Friends of Sorauren Park

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Thank you to everyone interested in our Plant Fair. We hope to see you all there!