Sowing seeds of diversity
Who We Are
The Kanata North Regeneration Stewards are a team of multiethnic, multiracial, intergenerational, and neurodiverse volunteers with the goal of restoring biodiversity, while bridging connections that improve our community’s social and ecological well-being through community-led stewardship.
Restore | Engage | Regenerate | Inclusively
Kanata North Regeneration Stewards are slowly transforming sections of noxious weeds and invasive plant species into wonderfully rich mini-meadows, filled with colourful native wildflowers for bees, butterflies, and people to enjoy in the Morgan's Grant Right-of-Way. A small (but expanding) pollinator patch now sits at the entrance to the Kanata North Community Garden just north of Klondike Rd. The new much larger Kanata North Pollinator Patch is in progress just south of Klondike at Abbeydale Circle.
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." - Maya Angelou
“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s Not.” -The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
At 1,131 sq. ft. the new Kanata North Pollinator Patch is hard to capture in a single image. The 5-September-23 photos in the infographic above show the seedlings heavily mulched due to a heat wave and stiff competition from long-standing perennial weeds.
A successful pollinator garden must provide: pollen-rich flowers and nectar for food, nesting sites, butterfly host plants to feed their caterpillars, and a variety of flowers of different shapes and sizes with continuous blooms from April to October.
This garden contains all of the above through 24 Ontario native plant species including:
"Action is the antidote to despair." - Joan Baez
Interested in creating a pollinator garden at home, work, school, or your organization? Here's a great resource: Create Your Own Pollinator Garden
KN Regens are also available to support your efforts to build a pollinator garden as an additional resource.
Have you heard about the Meadoway in Toronto? The Meadoway is transforming a hydro corridor in Scarborough into a vibrant 16-kilometre stretch of urban greenspace and meadowlands that will become one of Canada’s largest linear urban parks.