LEAF Volunteers at York Region National Forest Week Planting
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.
Elgin West Community Centre (Woodland Room)
11099 Bathurst Street

Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 0N2

Our volunteers play a critical role in helping improve the urban forest. There are various ways in which you can get involved depending on your skills, interests and availability. Please note that volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

In the first hour, participants will get an introduction on the urban forest and the programs LEAF offers. We'll share information on a variety of volunteer roles such as tree planting leader, stewardship assistant, tree tour assistant, registration assistant, photographer, blog writer, and more.

In the second hour, additional training will be provided for participants interested in joining our community outreach team. Members of this team attend community events across York Region, hosting a LEAF table and sharing information about the urban forest and our programs.

Building is fully accessible. For accessibility questions, please contact us.

Volunteer planter
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Lillian H. Smith Library (Meeting Room A)
239 College Street

Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1R5

Our volunteers play a critical role in helping improve the urban forest. There are many ways that you can get involved depending on your skills, interests and availability. Please note that we only accept volunteers over the age of 18.
Accessibility info: Fully accessible. For accessibility questions, please contact us.

 

 

YUFL Planting Event
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Metro Hall
55 John Street
Room 208

Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C6

 

Do you have an interest in helping trees thrive in your community? Join us to learn about our Young Urban Forest Leaders and how they could help you start an Adopt-a-Park-Tree program in your local park!

Wheelchair accessible. Indoor event followed by optional mini tree tour along paved and grass surfaces.

 

For directions, parking and accessibility info:

http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=0b3efbfa98491410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

Tree Tenders Toronto
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
St. Matthew's Clubhouse
450 Broadview Avenue

Toronto, Ontario, M4K 2N3

This couse runs from Tuesday May 9th to Tuesday to May 16th, 2017.

Tuesday May 9th | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thursday May 11th | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Saturday May 13th | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tuesday May 16th | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Would you like to be able to identify the tree species around you? Do you want to learn best practices for selecting, planting and caring for trees in your yard or community?

This multi-day course will give you a solid understanding of how trees function and what they need to survive and thrive. You’ll learn about the benefits of urban trees and the challenges they face. Our expert instructors deliver engaging indoor and outdoor sessions that will give you skills you can apply immediately. You will walk away with a deeper understanding and be inspired to become an urban forest leader in your community.

This course is suitable for all knowledge and skill level.

 

Eligible for up to 13.75 International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Continuing Education Units. 

Drawing Native Plants with Alan Li
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
LEAF Learning Garden
601 Christie Street

Toronto, Ontario, M6G 4C6

Join us for a delightful afternoon of sketching native plants. Artist Alan Li will be your guide as you explore and record the diversity of spring flora growing in the LEAF Learning Garden. The sketching techniques covered will be of interest in aspiring artists and anyone who keeps a nature journal. All skill levels welcome. Participants must bring their own supplies.

Suggested Materials List:

- folding chair or stool
- 9x12 inch artist quality sketchbook
- HB & 2B graphite pencils
- coloured Pencils (Optional)
- Sakura Micron Fineliner pens 0.1 and 0.5 (Optional)
- kneadable eraser, pencil sharpener
- ruler
- magnifying glass
- water, snacks, sunscreen, hat
Instructor Bio
Alan Li studied figure drawing, perspective and hand drawn animation at Sheridan College. After graduating, he spent three years travelling to primate sanctuaries to draw chimpanzees and orangutans followed by six years of animating children's television programs. Alan currently pursues his own art projects, teaches workshops and keeps busy collaborating with grass-root environmental groups. He supports conservation efforts through the sale of his artwork and is active in volunteering.

 

Drawing Trees with Alan Li Workshop
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
High Park
1873 Bloor Street West

Toronto, Ontario, M6R 2Z3

Join us this fall for an inspirational session, exploring ways to portray the splendour of trees in the beautiful setting of High Park. Students will learn techniques in shading, line-work, and the visual concepts of negative space, scale, and composition. Draw at your own pace and support and constructive feedback from our experienced instructor.

All skill levels are welcome. Participants must bring their own supplies.

Suggested supplies:

- folding chair or stool
- apporximately 9x12 inch artist quality sketchbook
- graphite pencils (H, HB, 2HB)
- kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener
- water, snacks, sunscreen, hat

Instructor Bio

Alan Li studied figure drawing, perspective and hand drawn animation at Sheridan College. After graduating, he spent three years travelling to primate sanctuaries to draw chimpanzees and orangutans followed by six years of animating children's television programs. Alan currently pursues his own art projects, teaches workshops and keeps busy collaborating with grass-root environmental groups. He supports conservation efforts through the sale of his artwork and is active in volunteering.