Community Resources

Get involved in saving energy and helping the environment in the Town of Caledon. We've put together a list of resources to help you get started.

At home

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At work
Pollinator Gardens

A pollinator garden is a garden that is planted predominately with flowers that provide nectar or pollen for a wide range of pollinating insects. Some research says that one in every three bites of the food we eat is there because of pollinators! Many pollinator species are in decline, in large part due to climate change. You can help by planting pollinator gardens!


Can I plant pollinator gardens on Town property?

If you are interested in planting a pollinator garden at a Town park or facility, please contact us. Town staff will first have to approve any garden being planted on Town property. 


What programs or resources can support me in planting a pollinator garden?

Please see the table below for a summary list of some of the resources that can support your efforts in planting pollinator gardens:

 

Organization

Program

Description

Town of Caledon

Tree Seedling Program

  • Offers potted saplings and some pollinator-friendly shrub species that can help get you started with the plants you'll need to build your garden!

Caledon Public Library

Caledon Seed Library

  • A free program that allows residents to take out 10 seed packages per year with a Caledon Public Library card

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

Home and Garden Resources

  • Provides fact sheets and gardening guides

Community Learning Events

  • Gardening webinars on a variety of topics are hosted throughout the Spring

Credit Valley Conservation  (CVC) Authority

Landowner Outreach Program

  • Supports private property owners including businesses, institutions, farmers and homeowners in environmental stewardship of their properties
  • Program provides site visits, property assessments and plans, educational opportunities, newsletters, resources and demonstration projects 

Landowner Action Fund

  • Provides financial incentives to help landowners implement projects on their properties that benefit from pollinators
David Suzuki Foundation

The Butterflyway Project

  • Goal is to establish local “Butterflyways” by planting at least a dozen pollinator patches in each neighbourhood or community
  • Recruits and trains interested residents in becoming a Butterfly Ranger

 

 

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