Our first Depave Paradise event in St. Thomas is located at the Horton Farmers' Market. This project is focused on adding a pop of native plants to improve the stormwater management and local wildlife biodiversity on the site. 

With support from volunteers, we plan to remove approximately 70 square metres of under-utilized pavement and replaced it with gardens full of native and local plant varieties.

The site will feature a low retaining wall that is intended to double as alternative seating for market visitors, supplemented by a garden featuring over 150 native plants.

If you're interested in volunteering, please register by clicking the link below:

      Register Here for our St. Thomas Depave Paradise 2022

Thank you to our fantastic local project partners who are offering their time, services, and products to make this Depave Paradise another successful event: 

Green Communities Canada, City of St. Thomas, St. Thomas EDC, Railway City Tourism, Horton Farmers' Market, TRY Recycling, Heeman's, MTE Consultants, McCabe Promotional Advertising Inc., Stone Paradise, Southwestern Public Health, and the J.P. Bickell Foundation.

We love working with local organizations for our community programs, and we are looking forward to our next events!


Cole Taylor


(He/ They) Environmental Design + Planning