In this webinar, Colleen Cirillo of the David Suzuki Foundation will go over the careful design, plant selection and maintenance, to create gardens that go beyond sterile beauty conventions of past decades and deliver a life-affirming beauty that will heal ourselves and our planet. We will explore the fascinating connections between plants and animals taking place all around us and the role of gardeners in wild species and climate protection.
Colleen has spent many years in the world of nature interpretation, protection and restoration, including 12 years at Toronto and Region Conservation and 2.5 years at Ontario Nature. From 2015 to 2020, she was Director of Education at the Toronto Botanical Garden. In this capacity, Colleen brought a conservation and sustainability perspective to programs, policies and practices. Since January 2022, she has worked with David Suzuki Foundation on the Butterflyway Project and native seed-related projects.
Colleen has served on many committees and boards, including those of Ontario Invasive Plant Council, NANPS, LEAF and Project Swallowtail. She is also a long-time volunteer with a local community meal program called Dinner with Dignity.