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Cloverleaf – Rogue Gardens and the Weed Police, by Lorraine Johnson
November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In this light-hearted and unconventional look at how and why we garden, author Lorraine Johnson challenges us to consider the role of gardens in an era of ecological and social change. Highlighting examples of gardeners who push against neighbourhood norms—and who are often subject to bylaws and other forms of social sanction—this talk encourages us to celebrate landscape diversity and the gardeners who challenge deeply held notions of garden convention.
Lorraine Johnson is the author of 10+ books (Green Future: How to Make a World of Difference; 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens; Grow Wild!; The New Ontario Naturalized Garden; Tending the Earth; The Real Dirt; among other titles)
- founding editor of the magazine Ground: Landscape Architect Quarterly; a patron of Toronto Botanical Garden
- former president of the North American Native Plant Society
- former Board member of LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests)
- former Board member of Wild Ones!
- a community gardening activist and an activist for legalizing backyard hens
- a frequent speaker on topics related to gardening and environmental and social issues.
Lorraine’s most recent book is called “A Flower Patch for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee: Creating Pollinator Habitat for Native Pollinators in the Greater Toronto Area” and is available as a FREE download from: www.foecanada.org/bee-garden-guidev