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  Kerry Royer :  Benefits of Native Plants 

Conservation Authority Specialist

Kerry Royer is the Community Outreach and Engagement Specialist at the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA). She is responsible for strengthening community connections within the watershed, including the coordination of the NPCA’s Public Advisory Committee and volunteer program.  She has been working for the NPCA for over 15 years in different roles including restoration, communications, and outreach. Kerry is passionate about her work, especially when it involves building partnerships with the community to achieve common goals, promoting environment stewardship, nature education and increasing the use of native plants. She will be presenting about the benefits of native plants and how everyone can become stewards of their own backyard

 Catherine McGill   :  Introduction to Plant Therapy

Floral Designer,  Floral Competition Judge and Chef

 A Horticultural and Design judge, garden maintenance 40 + years, Past professional chef so check out the food at the cafe.   Catherine has been doing talks across Ontario into Quebec for over 10 years on many different topics, Intro into Plant therapy is a new topic for this year and she hopes it will make you think about why you plant what you plant and give you some inspiration to add to your gardens. 

 Kevin Kavanagh :  Growing Importance of Gardening for Nature 

Owner,  South Coast Gardens and Consulting 

Kevin is the owner of South Coast Gardens and Consulting, a small nursery and landscape design business in the heart of Ontario’s ‘Carolinian zone’.  Although an avid gardener for much of his life, Kevin spent most of his early career in the field of nature conservation working for organizations such as The Nature Conservancy of Canada and World Wildlife Fund Canada. Kevin’s long standing interest in plants of a more southern affinity began while undertaking graduate field studies in the diverse eastern forests of Carolinian Canada, the Appalachian Mountains and the U.S. southeast. Today, Kevin gets great satisfaction from working with clients to design gardens and select plants that provide benefits to pollinators, birds and incorporate elements of Ontario’s historical gardening heritage. Kevin holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) from McGill University, a M.Sc. from York University and several years of post-graduate research in Botany at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Grand Erie Master Gardeners and has authored several book chapters and articles celebrating Canada’s wild places and the rich plant life of the Carolinian zone. 

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 Zen Construction Inc. is a one-stop for all your outdoor needs. Our design team works with you to customize your outdoor space and creates a design suited for you. Our build team creates your outdoor oasis and works with you right up to the finishing touches

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