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Basics of Plant Identification

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Everdale

5812 6th Line

Erin, ON N0B 1Z0

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Join Everdale's local ecologist/arborist in a morning fundraising workshop to help strengthen your identification skills of plants.

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Everdale is a farm-based organization that provides hands-on, solution-based food and farming education to build and engage healthy local communities. To accomplish this we deliver a wide range of hands-on learning programs on food and farming to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Everdale is also an active production farm that has portions of the West Credit Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW) and is within both the Credit River and Grand River watersheds. To aid in the protection of the PSW, we are hosting a workshop series from June to October 2019 with proceeds gathered going to fund control of invasive species on the property, in particular Common Buckthorn. This non-native shrub species is an aggressive invader that out-competes native vegetation and forms dense thickets.

The second in this series of workshops is focused on the basics of plant identification and will include a presentation and hike along Everdale's nature trail. Be sure to bring footwear appropriate for walking, field guides will be available but feel free to bring your own!

To goal of the workshop is to provide attendees with the basic knowledge, language and skills to use field guides and broadly identify plants in the field, on hikes or around the home. Broad species groups covered will include wildflowers, trees/shrubs, grasses, sedges and ferns/allies.

The suggested minimum donation for each workshop is $25, which will go towards purchasing pulling devices to remove buckthorn and native trees/shrubs to replace those invasive shrubs removed.

Stay tuned for future workshops coming up at Everdale in 2019 including:

Healthy Soils: On the Farm and at Home - August 2019

Pollinators and Predators - September 2019

Invasive Species! What Are They? - October 2019

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