It’s time to ban bee-killing pesticides.There’s been a lot of buzz lately about bee-killing pesticides. Bees have been dying off at alarming rates, and neonicotinoid pesticides are implicated in this decline… The David Suzuki Foundation has been doing a lot of work on this issue in Canada. Learn more.
Plants for Pollinators
What and how to grow
Check out our ‘plants’ page with a list of recommended plants to grow for pollinators.
Pollination Guelph has created a PDF guide with information on plants that attract pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. View & Download
Ontario Nature has a beautiful PDF poster of Ontario Pollinator Pals. View & Download
The craft of Beekeeping
The mission of the GreenUp Community Beekeeping program is to promote the awareness and appreciation of pollinators as a healthy part of our community, through beekeeping, education and advocacy. Learn more.
Local organizations supporting Pollinators.
Over 700 gardeners, growers, helpers, garden coordinators and organizations throughout the Peterborough area form the Peterborough Community Garden Network (PCGN). As a collaborative between YWCA, GreenUP, Fleming College, and the Peterborough County-City Health Unit (PCCHU), we foster community gardens through education, advocacy, and networking. Learn more
Sustainable Peterborough is a community based, regional collaborative working to integrate the sustainability framework identified in the Community Sustainability Plan throughout the Greater Peterborough Area. The Sustainable Peterborough Plan defines what a Sustainable Peterborough will look like for the next generation, and sets goals, directions, and actions for balancing the environmental, socio-cultural, and economic pillars of sustainability. Learn more.
Local Garden Supplies
Local suppliers for your gardening needs.
Seeds are Untreated, Non-GMO, and Non-Hybrid. Most seeds have been organically grown, but are not organically certified. They have a list of pollinator-friendly plant seed that they stock. Located in Keene, ON. They do mail order and use Paypal. Extensive website with catalog
Specializes in growing native trees and shrubs as well as native plants, wildflowers and herbs for contract growing and various sized plant restoration projects as well as public and private native plant gardens.
3784 Highway 7, Omemee, by appointment. website
The Avant-Garden Shop offers homeowners and gardeners the finest in home and garden décor, gardening accessories and backyard birding supplies. They have over 100 clips on their YouTube channel about bird feeding, gardening and fun products available in the shop. They also preview new segments in their blog.
3056 Lakefield Road, Peterborough website
Their retail yard (open seasonally) boasts a huge selection of roses, trees, evergreens, shrubs, native plants, vines, groundcovers, perennials and annuals, fruit trees and bushes, and ornamental grasses.
1550 Lansdowne Street West
Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 2A2
Phone: 705-749-1428 Website
Source for Topsoil, Mulch, Gardening and Landscape Supplies.
At Griffin’s we grow 80% of the annuals we offer for sale. Our display greenhouse is dedicated to Container Gardening offering a full selection of choice and colours.
3026 Lakefield Road, Peterborough website