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    Descriptive info: Go back.. |.. Print.. Home.. Gardenshare.. Online Newsletter.. Partners and Funding, finding external sources for horticultural society project funds.. by Webmaster.. PARTNERS AND FUNDING.. The following list of potential partners or funding sources for habitat projects is by no means exhaustive, and some sources listed may not be appropriate for your particular project.. Consider these suggestions but also think about other organizations and groups within your community who might be interested in sponsoring your habitat project.. Community leaders and city councillors.. Local conservation societies.. Local businesses.. Youth groups.. Seniors groups.. 4-H clubs.. Schools/teachers, daycares.. Service clubs (e.. g.. , Lions, Rotary, Legion, or Kiwanis).. Church groups.. Horticultural societies, gardening clubs, native plant societies.. Garden centres, nurseries, hardware stores.. Landscapers, landscape architects.. Approaching Local Businesses.. Businesses like to be involved in community projects.. Ask them if they're interested in supplying you with materials and equipment.. In return, you can give them free publicity by acknowledging their contribution in a newsletter.. Or you can erect a sign at your project site which says, "This project was made possible with help from (name of sponsor).. " It's also a good idea to send thank-you notes to sponsors.. Some businesses you could contact and the materials they could supply:.. Nurseries - trees, shrubs, and plants.. Landscaping companies - soil, plants, and rocks.. Excavating companies - backhoe services.. Hardware stores - shovels, rakes, and trowels.. Co-ops - seeds for wildlife gardens.. Drugstores or pharmacies - plastic gloves and bags for collecting garbage.. Lumber companies - wood scraps for building bird feeders, nesting boxes, bat houses, and other shelters.. SOURCE: WILD ABOUT GARDENING.. www.. wildaboutgardening.. org.. ORGANIZING A COMMUNITY PROJECT.. There are several steps involved in putting together a successful community habitat project.. If you go through these steps thoroughly, you'll very likely create a worthwhile project that will benefit both your community and local wildlife.. Identify your project.. Look around your community for project ideas.. For instance, is there an abandoned lot, roadside ditch, or ravine that could be enhanced? Adapt backyard projects for the community.. For example, install a whole network of bird houses throughout your municipality's parks.. Or if you are stuck for ideas, talk to wildlife biologists at your provincial or territorial wildlife department.. Ask for suggestions on a community project that will benefit local wildlife.. Seek advice before you start.. Consult with the experts.. Start by contacting your federal, provincial, or territorial government wildlife office.. Even though communities mean well, we can sometimes cause terrible problems for wildlife simply because we don't know any better.. So be sure to get advice from the proper authorities.. Establish a network.. Good information and advice can help you create a great project.. Talk with wildlife biologists, naturalists, municipal employees, plant nursery employees, conservation officers, and anyone else you can think of.. Contact your town hall or chamber of commerce for a list of local environmental or naturalist groups that can provide useful information and contacts.. Make use of government departments.. In tracking down information from government departments, you may have to make quite a few phone calls to locate the right department.. Remember that the three levels of government-federal, provincial or territorial, and municipal-are listed separately in the blue pages of the telephone directory.. If you can't track down the information, call Reference Canada at 1-800-667-3355, unless you live in Manitoba or Quebec.. In Manitoba, call 1-800-282-8060; in Quebec, call 1-800-363-1363.. Reference Canada can help you locate federal as well as provincial or territorial government numbers.. Or you can check.. Environment Canada's web site.. , which has links to the environmental departments of each province.. Develop a community action plan.. Ask landowners or the proper authorities if they're agreeable to your project.. After obtaining approval, prepare a detailed, written plan.. Be clear about what groups and how many people will be involved.. Specify what you're going to do; where, how, and when it will take place; who is going to do what; and how wildlife and your community will benefit.. Be sure to keep landowners or the proper authorities up-to-date on your project's progress.. Assess the impact.. Even well-meaning plans to help wildlife can sometimes upset the balance of an ecosystem.. That's why an environmental assessment review is a good idea before you begin.. This should describe the purpose of your project and consider what vegetation and animals already exist at the site and how your plans and any plants you're planning to introduce will affect them.. You should also consider how the site is currently used; e.. , for walking, biking, or dumping garbage.. How will your project improve the site for wildlife? How will you minimize any disturbance to existing wildlife?.. Create a committee.. If there are a lot of people involved in your project, you'll need to set up a committee.. Members with diverse backgrounds will help ensure the project's success.. Remember the little details.. As you move your project through its various stages, don't forget small but important details:.. Write thank-you notes to anyone who helps along the way.. Invite people who have helped to any special events connected with your project (for instance, a ceremonial sod turning, or putting up the first nesting box in a municipal park).. Keep sponsors up-to-date on your project's progress with a brief, typed fact sheet.. Keep the media informed of what you're up to; publicity will help educate your community about wildlife and motivate others to take action, too.. Create photo opportunities with your project and invite the media.. PROPOSAL WRITING TIPS.. Fundraising is an essential part of most greening projects.. Remember to look first to your own community for funding.. Contact local organizations such as Rotary and Lions Clubs as well as local businesses for contributions of in-kind goods, services and cash donations.. Every funding organization has specific requirements and often has a deadline for applications.. Call them directly for more information.. Starting Out.. Ask before you buy.. Let neighbours and others know what you need-it's amazing what you can find!.. Look for local sources of funding.. Service  ...   Communities.. Evergreen's Common Grounds Grants.. are offered to support community groups in protecting and restoring urban green spaces.. All proposed projects must be open to the community, should have a strong volunteer-involvement component, and must be located entirely on publicly accessible lands.. Community groups must be working in partnership with their local municipality or other institutional partner such as federal or provincial government agencies, crown corporations or publicly funded institutions (such as a university or hospital).. Projects on school grounds are not eligible for the grant programs below, but schools or school groups may be eligible if they are undertaking projects in parks or other publicly accessible lands, in partnership with other community organizations.. Walmart - Evergreen Green Grants.. These grants are designed for community-based restoration and stewardship initiatives in urban and urbanizing areas, including naturalization, restoration and stewardship, and community food gardens.. Up to $10,000.. December 1, 2010 - January 31, 2011.. The Rebuilding Nature Grant Program.. Supported by The Home Depot Canada Foundation and led by Evergreen.. For community groups to cover the costs of tools and building projects, native plants and trees, and other expenses in support of environmental stewardship projects.. $1,000, $3,000 or $12,000 plus $2,000 in The Home Depot gift cards.. The submission deadline for 2010 has now passed.. Unilever - Evergreen Aquatic Stewardship and Conservation Grant.. For community-driven restoration initiatives, as well as education projects that promote the wise use of water resources through educational and hands-on activities.. $3,500 to $10,000.. In 2010, there will be no intake round for this grant program.. Rather, funds will be directed to applicants whom they were unable to fund in previous years.. For more information on these grants, go to.. evergreen.. ca.. 3.. The Home Depot Canada Foundation Community Grant Program.. The Home Depot Canada Foundation grant awards grants up to $5,000 to Canadian registered charitable organizations or municipalities undertaking affordable, sustainable local neighbourhood improvement projects that incorporate environmentally responsible practices.. Grants are made in the form of cash and/or Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools and materials.. Eligible projects include building, rebuilding, painting, refurbishing, landscaping and planting.. Preference is given to projects that make use of volunteer service.. For more info, go to.. homedepot.. ca/foundation.. 4.. Aboriginal Peoples' Program Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth.. CCAY provides funding for accessible, community=based, culturally -focused beautification projects that involve aboriginal youth aged 10-24 that promote cultural development, community engagement, leadership development, youth engagement and life skills and wellness.. Projects should be in partnership with aboriginal organizations or advisory committees and should be located in an off-reserve, urban or northern community whose population is over 1,000.. For more information, go to.. canadianheritage.. gc.. 5.. Ontario Horticultural Association Special Project Fund.. OHA provides $500 grants to its Societies for projects that involve long lasting benefit to individual Societies or community such as the planting of trees and shrubs and perennials.. It does not cover the purchase of annuals or hardscaping materials.. For more information visit.. gardenontario.. 6.. Canadian Tire Community Environmental Award Program.. This fund provides funds of up to $10, 000 for community-based projects which provide a significant, positive contribution to improving the environment in communities across Canada where Canadian Tire stores are located.. Canadian Tire Associate Store employees sponsor award applications from non-profit organizations they support.. For more info, contact your local Canadian Tire Store.. 7.. Tree Canada.. Tree Canada and FedEx work together to make Canadian schools cleaner, greener places by providing up to $10, 000 towards the transformation of school grounds into environmentally enriched learning landscapes.. They have no set deadlines for applications.. treecanada.. 8.. WILD Education.. The program through the Canadian Wildlife Federation provides funding to a maximum of $2000 per class and $500 per school for habitat projects that use native plants, trees and shrubs.. All ages of school children are eligible.. wildeducation.. 9.. Earth Day Canada Community Environment Fund.. In partnership with Sobeys this fund provides grants up to $20, 000 depending on the project requirements to support local environmental initiatives and projects in Ontario.. earthday.. ca/environfund.. 10.. Canadian Biodiversity Institute.. The Institute provides funds for School grounds transformation projects.. Requests should address health and safety benefits of project along with environmental and educational benefits.. biodiversityonline.. 11.. Laidlaw Foundation.. This fund provides incentive grants for organizations to increase youth involvement in their community.. laidlawfdn.. 12.. Fiskars Project Orange Thumb.. Project Orange Thumb is committed to encouraging, sharing and inspiring creative expression in gardening projects that contribute to neighbourhood beautification, community involvement, horticultural education and sustainable agriculture.. http://projectorangethumb.. 13.. Communities in Action Fund (CIAF).. This fund aims to bring about physical activity through community sport and recreation (such as gardening) in Ontario.. mhp.. gov.. on.. 14.. Ontario Trillium Foundation.. This foundation provides funding for projects that are accessed by the entire community.. They also provide capital funding for improvements to existing projects as well.. Partnerships are favoured.. This is a great source for funding the creation of community gardens.. trilliumfoundation.. 15.. EcoAction.. This fund, operated by Environment Canada, supports programs that protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment and build the capacity of communities to sustain activities in the future.. Deadlines are February 1.. st.. and October 1.. of each calendar year.. ec.. ca/ecoaction.. 16.. The Harry E.. Foster Charitable Foundation.. This foundation provides funding for projects and programs for people with intellectual disabilities.. Other areas of interest include Alzheimer's disease and community organizations assisting the disadvantaged.. Deadlines for submissions are April 15.. th.. This is a great source of funding for large permanent shade structures for sensory and/or therapy gardens.. Grants range from $2,000-$30,000, many on a matching grant basis.. harryefosterfoundation.. 17.. Shell Environment Fund.. This fund provides monies for projects that propose innovative, action-oriented ways of improving and protecting the Canadian environment.. shell.. 18.. Green Apple School Program.. This program was created by Metro to encourage students to participate in the development of a healthier environment.. They award grants of $1,000 to elementary and high schools with ideas for green projects in their communities.. greenapplegrants.. (2011-09-28)..

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    Descriptive info: New pins for long serving horticultural society members.. Reward your long serving members.. 50, 40, 35, 30, 25, 20, 15 and 10 year pins are available through the OHA Supplies committee.. Order here.. (2013-09-22).. http://www.. org/shop/index.. php..

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    Descriptive info: OHA's Strategic Plan - March 2012.. Ontario Horticultural Association.. Strategic Plan.. March 2012.. 1.. Strong OHA.. --.. Strengthen the capacity and sustainability of OHA across Ontario (Internal Goal).. 1.. Maintain a creative and cooperative working environment.. Foster respect for all members of the Board.. Allot enough time at meetings to hear from all members.. 2.. Monitor agenda preparation so that it is not overloaded.. Provide for "bottom up" interaction.. Establish District sharing times.. 3.. Promote a shared vision of what OHA is and what OHA should be doing.. Continuous work on strategic plan by all.. 4.. Delegate authority to Board members.. 5.. Communicate with Board members regularly.. Strengthen committee structure.. Review committee goals and terms of office periodically.. Support professional training for Board committee chairs.. Promote leadership capabilities within the Board.. Delegate responsibilities to committees.. Enhance financial capacity of OHA.. Develop annual fundraising campaign strategies.. Train fundraising committee.. Raise operating funds.. Raise project funds.. Plan long-range projects and build funding around those projects.. Tree grants and tree planting programs.. Community Beautification projects.. Community gardens.. Pollinator Patches.. Seedy Saturdays.. Maintain Relevant Strategic Plan.. Revisit strategic plan once a year.. Monitor activities as they relate to strategic plan.. Refer to strategic plan when planning new activities.. 6.. Be responsive to internal and external trends and changes.. Establish and work on communication.. To other organizations.. To media.. Monitor what is happening with other organizations.. 7.. Review convention procedures.. Explore an OHA committee for much of the convention.. Review opening ceremonies.. 8.. Judges and judging.. Encourage OHA judging schools.. Publicize lists of available OHA judges.. Strong Districts.. -- enhance the capacity and the sustainability of the OHA Districts across the province.. Implement a standard district report so that the board is aware of what is happening in districts and districts can compare notes.. Share ideas among districts.. Encourage shared events such as shows or garden tours.. Investigate efficient ways to operate.. Look for ways to keep district dues under control.. Train Directors.. Review use of computers and email.. Review use of gardenontario.. Review creating mail lists.. Understand and share the role of OHA to member societies.. Create partner system between experienced and new directors.. Update Directors' Manuals on a Regular Basis.. Develop timetable and criteria for manual updates.. Plan a yearly review of the manual.. Enhance communication within Districts and between Districts across Ontario.. Use website as a general communication tool.. Use available electronic pathways for communications with and between Districts.. Offer workshops for districts.. Source funding for workshops.. Source training and facilitators.. Hold workshops for Directors once  ...   activities.. Promote the establishment of youth groups.. Foster Youth competitions at conventions.. Foster Youth camp at conventions.. Partner with 4H for Youth education.. Revamp the youth manual.. Integrate the manual with Ontario's grade 3 curriculum.. Organize the manuals so that it be used by teachers for lesson plans and supplemental teaching material.. Strong Public Image -.. foster the image of local societies and OHA as a source for those who have nterest in all aspects of horticulture and related environmental issues (external goal).. Prepare and Present information about:.. Urban agriculture - helping people to grow their own food, on properties, balconies or rooftops.. Community beautification - focusing societies on community beautification.. Training them on how to get more funding.. Guerrilla gardening is part of this too.. Pollinators, native plants and habitat in gardens.. Responsible gardening practices.. Horticultural techniques based on science.. New horticultural techniques, trialing them and publicizing them.. Promote horticultural innovation and develop new techniques.. Provide Public Information.. Coordinate local seminars.. Maintain a web site that instructs and informs.. Maintain speakers list.. Promote horticulture in printed materials, brochures, and newspapers.. Vary.. modes of delivering information.. Printed materials.. Pamphlets.. Information sheets.. Booklets.. Video conferencing.. Videos and CDs.. Strong Community Presence.. --.. promote OHA and create a positive perception of OHA and gardening in general (external goal).. Maintain OHA's presence at Regional Garden Shows and Events.. CNE.. Successful Gardening.. Canada Blooms.. Ontario Ag societies.. Master Gardeners.. Have adequate signage ready to display.. Sponsor speakers and judges for events.. Maintain Active,Attractive and Relevant Web presence.. Update information on a regular basis.. Implement plan to revamp the web site.. Provide a wiki.. Placement of information for societies and Judging.. Use Twitter and Facebook.. Respond to current Horticultural/Environmental issues.. Enlarge advocacy role.. Create a voice for OHA.. Work with Master Gardeners.. Know MG contacts in each zone and across the province.. Promote MGs as a source of information.. Publish OHA information in newspapers and periodicals.. Prepare articles about OHA.. Submit stories about society accomplishments.. Publish award winners.. Advertise OHA and horticultural societies.. Maintain Outreach Programs.. Establish and maintain Partnerships and Associate Memberships.. Communicate with each associate member and partner regularly to remind them of benefits and look for opportunities to work together.. Update and modify annual report(s).. Establish target group for report.. 9.. Use social media to publicize OHA.. Use social media such as Twitter and Facebook.. 10.. Attract a membership that reflects the diversity of our communities.. Foster relationships with diverse groups in our communities.. 11.. Publicize gardening activities.. guerrilla gardening,.. Seedy Saturdays,(See above).. garden tours.. community gardens..

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    Descriptive info: Past President Carol Dunk Receives an Award.. Recently, our past president Carol Dunk was presented with the Pollinator Protector Award in Washington D.. C.. by the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign.. Read about this award and see some pictures taken at the event.. Congratulations Carol!.. Check under.. News.. for this article.. (2013-02-25)..

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    Descriptive info: OHA On Twitter and Facebook.. The OHA is on Facebook too.. (2011-11-12)..

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    Descriptive info: Find a Society Alphabetically.. Find a Society Alphabetically.. Display by:.. Society Name.. Location.. A.. B.. C.. D.. E.. F.. G.. H.. I.. | J |.. K.. L.. M.. N.. O.. P.. | Q |.. R.. S.. T.. U.. V.. W.. | X | Y |.. Z.. Contact.. District.. Acton Horticultural Society.. Wayne Stewart.. Acton.. Agincourt Garden Club.. Bruce Vodden.. Scarborough.. Ajax Garden Club.. Debbie Wright.. Ajax.. Alliston & District Horticultural Society.. Irene Riehl, President.. Alliston.. Almonte and District Horticultural Society.. Gerda Franssen.. Almonte.. Ambassador Horticultural  ...   Marilyn Cadotte.. Amherstburg.. Ancaster Horticultural Society.. Donna Parker and Bob Wilt.. Ancaster.. Angus Horticultural Society.. Wendy Harry.. Angus.. Argyle Horticultural Society.. Marilyn Hilliard.. Port Loring.. Arthur and District Horticultural Society.. Lesley Weaver.. Arthur.. Assiginack Horticultural Society.. Ida May Mervyn, President.. Manitowaning.. Athens Garden Club & Horticultural Society.. Mary Slade.. Athens.. Atikokan Horticultural Society.. Alana Rechlin.. Atikokan.. Auburn Horticultural Society.. Karen Redmond.. Auburn.. Aurora Garden & Horticultural Society.. Debra Bowness.. Aurora.. Aylmer & District Horticultural Society.. Stephen Douglas, President.. Aylmer.. Ayr Horticultural Society.. Jean Rickert.. Ayr.. 19..

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    Descriptive info: Bancroft Horticultural Society.. Wendy Taxis, Connie Sutherland.. Bancroft.. Barrie Horticultural Society.. Catherine Waffle.. Barrie.. Bath Gardening Club and Horticultural Society.. Wendy O'Neill.. Bath.. Baysville Horticultural Society.. June McDonald.. Baysville.. Beach Garden & Horticultural Society.. Barbara Phillips.. Toronto.. Beachburg Horticultural Society.. Lawrie Barton.. Beachburg.. Beaverton Horticultural Society.. Judy Mitchell-Wilson.. Beaverton.. Beeton Horticultural Society.. Valerie Boucher, President.. Beeton.. Belle River & District Horticultural Society.. Paul Schneider.. Belle River.. Belleville Garden Club.. Audrey Pot.. Belleville.. Belmont & Area Horticultural Society.. Marie McLelland.. Belmont.. Blenheim-Harwich Horticultural Society.. Sherry Godfrey.. Cedar Springs.. Blind River Horticultural Society.. Keith Lendrum,  ...   Head & District Horticultural Society.. Gloria Pengelly, President.. Bond Head.. Bowmanville Horticultural Society.. Diane Higgs.. Courtic.. Bracebridge Horticultural Society.. Donna Wallace.. Bracebridge.. Brampton Horticultural Society.. Lizanne Murphy.. Brampton.. Brantford Garden Club.. Wendy Bowman.. BURFORD.. Brentwood Horticultural Society.. Joyce McGillivary.. Brentwood.. Brigden & District Horticultural Society.. Jackie Schikor.. Bigden.. Brighton Horticultural Society.. Dennis Miluck.. Brighton.. Brockville Horticultural Society.. Kathleen Lang.. Brockville.. Bronte Horticultural Society.. Paula Warwick.. Oakville.. Brooklin Horticultural Society.. Kathy Allam.. Whitby.. Bruce Station Horticultural Society.. Susan Kenney.. Bruce Mines.. Brussels & District Horticultural Society.. Kathy Workman.. Brussels.. Burlington Horticultural Society.. Sandi Remedios.. Burlington..

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  • Title: GardenOntario: Bath Gardening Club and Horticultural Society
    Descriptive info: MEETINGS.. ABOUT US.. NEWS & EVENTS.. CONTACTS.. OHA LOG-IN.. View District Site.. View OHA Site.. For more information on the Bath Gardening Club and Horticultural Society please go to:.. bathgardeningclub.. Last Updated: 2013-07-30..

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    Descriptive info: Find a Society.. Alphabetically.. by geographic District.. Districts.. Find a Society.. Search Results.. Society Name: Baysville Horticultural Society.. Since:.. 1965.. District:.. Muskoka, Parry Sound, South Nipissing.. Floral emblem:.. Geranium.. Meeting Location:.. Baysville Seniors Centre.. Meeting Date/Time:.. 7:30 pm, 1st Thurs Oct-Dec & Mar-June.. Current Membership:.. 58.. Membership Fees/Dues:.. 00.. Contact Us:.. 1397 South Ril Lake Rd.. Baysville Ontario P0B1A0.. Baysville, ON.. P0B 1A0.. Tel:.. 705-767-3962.. Email:.. donaldal@vianet.. Back.. 2004 Ontario Horticultural Association.. | E-mail the..

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  • Title: GardenOntario: Beach Garden & Horticultural Society
    Descriptive info: Beach Garden Society.. Welcome to.. The Beach Garden Society.. "Beautifying the Beach for over 25 years".. The Beach Garden and Horticultural Society is a vibrant group of people united by their appreciation of the beauty of our natural world, and the challenge of gardening in this area of shade and sandy soil.. BGS was established in 1985 by well-known gardening activist Dave Money, absorbing the East End Dahlia and Chrysanthemum Society.. Today, BGS has almost 200 members, including keen amateurs, balcony gardeners, knowledgeable green-thumbers, professional landscapers and designers.. Among our members there are Master Gardeners and several accredited Horticulture and Design Judges.. On the Saturday of the May long weekend, the BGS holds the.. BEST Perennial Plant  ...   even those very special "must haves" in our specially selected Connoisseur Collection.. Our annual.. "Gardens of the Beach".. Garden Tour in June is your chance to visit some lovely private gardens.. Tickets are available at local shops.. Please stay tuned to the Events.. page for details of our 2014 tour.. READ MORE ABOUT OUR MANY ACTIVITIES.. ON THE "ABOUT US" PAGE.. AND THE LINEUP OF MONTHLY SPEAKERS.. ON THE "MEETINGS" PAGE.. Oct.. 15,2013 Native Plants - Paul Heydon.. by BGS.. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about gardening with Native Plants.. Paul is the owner of 'Grow Wild Native Plant Nursery and Ecological Consulting Services', with lots of knowledge and experience to share.. more.. Last Updated: 2013-10-09..

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  • Title: GardenOntario: Beachburg Horticultural Society
    Descriptive info: Beachburg Horticultural Society.. Last Updated: 2013-06-02..

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