The Homegrown National Park Project is an innovative effort to create the world’s first citizen-led urban green corridor. The David Suzuki Foundation
project stretches traditional notions of urban green space to include private, public and institutional spaces and encourage residents to bring nature to places that can be quickly and inexpensively transformed — their yards, balconies, rooftops, streets and alleys. The project is, literally, homegrown. It’s led by local residents, empowered by an innovative distributed leadership model. Each year, we recruit and train a team of two dozen Homegrown Park Rangers
— volunteers who create new projects and events in public and private spaces and encourage people to plant native flowers, shrubs and trees in yards, alleys, balconies, schools, parks and institutions.
About the David Suzuki Foundation: DSF collaborates with Canadians from all walks of life, including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work. Visit davidsuzuki.org
for more info.