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London Fanshawe Horticultural Society – General Meeting

Gail O’Neil from Nature London will share ideas for attracting birds to your yard. What plants will attract birds? How do we benefit from sharing our yard with birds? The best of the season– please bring in a picture of your most successful garden plant or activity from this past year to share with members either on a bulletin board or send it in a digital format to be part of a video to be shared at the AGM. Email your favourite picture to londonfanshawehortsociety@gmail.com

Contact name: John McLeod

Introduction to Cedarcroft

**Nature London members ONLY**

A fall walk to introduce Nature London members to Cedarcroft.  A chance to help identify the fauna and flora and enjoy Cedarcroft at its best.  This hike requires sturdy footwear.  Walking poles would also be helpful.  Meet at Cedarcroft.  See map in The Cardinal for directions.  Call 519-657-9066 or 519-472-4911 if more information is needed.

Master Gardener Technical Update

London Middlesex Master Gardeners are hosting another Technical Update in October!

This event is open to all Master Gardeners. The full day session will qualify for 6 CEU’s. Space is limited to a maximum of 60 people. We will hold all spots for Master Gardeners until Sept 15th and will offer to the public after that.

Theme and Topics – We’re Going Native

  • Native plant guilds
  • Native trees
  • In the Zone – Carolinian Canada initiative

Date & Time – Sunday October 15, 2017  9 am – 4 pm

Address – London Civic Garden Complex 625 Springbank Drive, London, Ontario, N6K 4T1

Price – Early bird registration by Sept 15th – $ 50 

– After September 15th – $60 

– Price includes morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and hot and cold beverages.

LCRC Bingo Night

Come out to support the London Community Resource Centre and other organizations across London!

Forest City Bingo Country (1106 Dearness Dr, London, ON)

3 volunteers needed to arrive at 5:00 pm
– Count paper to be sold
– Verify float is correct with manager
– Set up 3 floats
– Sell Bingo cards
2 Volunteers to arrive at 6:15 pm
– Shutter board volunteers
– Handle payout to participants
– 2 volunteers can leave at 8 pm
– 3 must be present until 10 pm
– Balance cash with paperwork and prepare deposit

LEN’s #WastelessLunchWeek Challenge

What is it?

A Challenge for local London businesses and organizations to pack and make zero-waste lunches to improve our environmental efficiency and awareness of the little steps we can take each and every day to become more eco-friendly.

Who can join?

Anyone! Businesses, individuals, and organizations. If you care about being green, we challenge you to try!

How do you participate?

By posting on social media with the tag #WasteFreeLunch or sending your #WasteFreeLunch pictures to communications@londonenvironment.net

Who is participating already?

We have some amazing organizations signed on to prove they are #GreenEnough:

  • Thames Talbot Land Trust
  • ReForest London
  • London Environmental Network
  • Innovation Works (some tenants)

How do I pack a waste-free lunch?

Going waste free can be daunting, but it can also be tremendously rewarding and exhilarating. We aren’t leaving you hanging to dry – we have a series of posts created by LEN so this is easy as can be.

How does it work?

This challenge is simple, sign up, receive information direct to your inbox, document your #LENWasteFreeLunch on social media or send it to us via email at communications@londonenvironment.net, and see how you can help the environment through your daily lunches. 

How do I show that I’m #GreenEnough and taking the Waste Free Lunch challenge?

Let others know that you are Green Enough to take our challenge by using one of the graphics we created to attach to your emails, post on social media, or send to your friends and family.


Are you ready to take the challenge and prove you are #GreenEnough? Click the links below for all the information you need to get this challenge started.

1 – Getting Started – zero waste starts with a plan (meal planning and recipes)

2 – Shopping with a purpose – how to grocery shop and not drop the ball on the environment

3 – Packing, storing, and breaking up with plastic wrap – making sure your food lasts

4 – Packing your lunch without packing waste

5 – Wasteless Lunch Week Social Media Sharables


This series was written and created by Kaitlyn Tyschenko, the Communications and Outreach Assistant for the London Environmental Network (Summer 2017). She can be contacted at communications[at]londonenvironment.net




Reforest London: Forest Hike Series

Killally Meadows (ESA)
868 Windermere Road

Theme: The future of our forests: invasive species, climate change, and ongoing conservation efforts in our area

Hike Leader: Victoria Kacer, ReForest London
Co-Leader: Thames Valley Trail Association

Length: 1.5 hours, 2.70 km
Pace: Moderate
Type: Loop
Terrain: Very easy. Well-defined trails. Mostly flat terrain. Hiking boots not required, but trails may be wet.

Meeting Location: You can find us at the end of Windermere Rd. by the parking lot (868 Windermere Rd) 30 minutes before the hike start time. We will be leaving the office at the advertised hike start time.

Google Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1avItqRLny1oHM5aeruOgJ05U6WU&usp=sharing

Accessibility: There is a marked trail, it can be uneven and muddy in places. Closed-toe shoes or boots are strongly recommended. Dress for the weather conditions.

Our hike will also explore the common and most threatening invasive species in our forests, forest succession and ongoing conservation efforts in our area and in our ESAs. Hope to see you there!