Stormwater Basics for Landscapers - Workshop
RiverSides has partnered with the Green Gardeners Community Collaborative to offer a workshop on November 3rd in Toronto for green landscapers and those who are interested in greening their services.
The workshop provided an opportunity to learn from stormwater and ecological landscaping experts and to network with other Toronto landscape contractors to share experiences, ideas and practical tips to green your business, help clients achieve sustainability goals and employ new stormwater management methods. The workshop:
Toronto's Downspout Disconnection By-law and the RiverSafe RainBarrel by Emily Alfred, RiverSides
RainScaping and RainGardens by Helen Mill, Green Gardeners Community Collaborative
RiverSides' RiverSafe Communities program includes workshops and educational events for homeowners and communites about preventing stormwater pollution through landscape solutions. The interactive Homeowner's Guide to Rainfall (www.riversides.org/rainguide) website is an online guide about stormwater management including a resource directory of suppliers and professionals for Toronto residents.
Green Gardeners Community Collaborative (www.greengardeners.ca) is a social enterprise that designs and delivers customized green gardening and landscaping solutions to homeowners, commerical and community clients and partners. Green Gardeners has pioneered a low pollution landscaping/gardening service and works with homeowners to reduce their footprint with their garden installation and maintenance projects.
This workshop is funded in part by the Community Program for Stormwater Management, funded by the City of Toronto and administered by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.
Two Wheels Green Delivery
Get your rain barrel delivered on a bike!
This green and carbon-free delivery is available to residents in Toronto's downtown (Pape to the east, Eglinton to the north and Keele to the west).