Do you love gardening? Then consider helping us out at the Auzins Community Wildflower Garden this spring.
The Auzins Community Wildflower Garden at Hawk Cliff Woods is planted with native perennial plants that are beautiful and hardy choices for landscaping. The garden serves as a demonstration site for native plant gardening as well as a source of seeds for interested community members who want to grow native plants for their own gardens.
Why native plants?
Native plants provide food and habitat for birds, insects, and other creatures while requiring less care in terms of watering, pesticides, and fertilizers, than exotic landscaping plants. Its a win-win for nature and gardeners alike.
How can you help?
We are looking for help with garden maintenance including weeding, cleaning up last year's plants, mulching, clearing the trail, and replanting as needed. Feel free to drop in anytime between 10am and 1pm, or stay the whole time.
What to bring
- This is an outdoor event so please bring whatever you need to be comfortable, such as sunscreen, warm clothing, bug spray, and good shoes. As well, be sure to bring your lunch/snacks, and water.
- We will provide gardening gloves, knee pads, and tools, but feel free to bring your own equipment if you prefer.
- Spring at Hawk Cliff is a great time to see flowers, birds, and wildlife, so bring your binoculars, camera, and field guides.
Things to note
- Due to COVID-19, we will be practicing physical distancing at this event, meaning you should stay at least 2m away from anyway who doesn't live in your household. Although this is an outdoor event, everyone is encouraged to wear a mask.
- There are no washroom facilities at Hawk Cliff Woods, so please plan accordingly.
- We will be walking through meadow habitat during this event, and may encounter ticks. Be sure to check for ticks before leaving the site and once you get home. More info on ticks is available here.
May 26, 2021 at 10am - 1pm
Hawk Cliff Woods
4437 Hawk Cliff Rd
Union , ON N0L 2L0