Southampton Greenworks

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The Modern Guide to Sane Living

Our first book is out.  Here is the Amazon Kindle link, or you can order direct from our Products page.

Start a Butterfly and Pollinator Garden

In the early spring we’ll have more wildflower seeds available! These seeds are species native to eastern Canada and will attract butterflies and pollinators.

https://store.davidsuzuki.org/collections/wildflower-seed-store

The Cumulative Effect of Pavement and Field Drainage Systems

Precipitation in the Saugeen watershed – an area that extends West to Flesherton, and South to Mildmay and Ripley – empties into Lake Huron from the mouth of the Saugeen here in Southampton.

As more of our area is developed, both for municipal growth and agriculture, less water is filtered through vegetation and undisturbed soil before running into the Saugeen river and its tributaries. This means that there’s now more road pollution, fertilizer, organic matter, animal feces, and plastic waste that makes its way directly into the Lake. Shot from above, like in this video, the cumulative effect is clear (or rather, murky). Campaigns to promote water gardens and buffer strips throughout our watershed are the best means to keep our river and coastal ecosystems healthy.

The SVCA Arbour Day Tree Sale

http://www.svca.on.ca/page.php?page=arbourdaytreesale

The Arbour Day Tree Sale is held at the maintenance buildings at Sulphur Spring Conservation Area, off of Grey Rd. #10, south of Hanover (follow the signs).  This once-a-year opportunity is available to local landowners looking to plant a limited number of trees in and around their yards.

Start Your Own Carbon-Sequestering Project

https://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/Downloads/method-calculating-carbon-sequestration-trees-urban-and-suburban-settings.pdf

This 1998n PDF is still applicable today. It might seem intimidating, but go straight to the working examples near the end. If you have questions, send us an email and we can help.