Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Homegrown

This sign was found along a laneway beside the parking lot of a school and it was surrounded by fairly newly planted perennial plants that may one day form a beautiful garden here. The Homegrown National Park is a project that "aims to establish a green corridor through the heart of the city of Toronto along the former route of Garrison Creek". The creek ran for about 5 miles through the city until the 1920s when it was totally covered or diverted into sewers. There has been a movement going for several years to try to restore it to its former self. 
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25 comments:

Lynette said...

I like the idea of the green corridor. Hope these perennials make it through winter successfully!

Sharon Anck said...

I like the idea of a "homegrown" national park.

Bill Nicholls said...

Would be better it the real creek was there with the greenery.

Revrunner said...

I wish the luck with that. Sounds like a good idea.

Lowell said...

Great idea and I hope that the creek can be restored. Similar things have happened in Florida with regard to the Everglades.

llandudnopictures said...

Sounds like a good idea, the green corridor is a great start at retracing Garrison Creek!

TexWisGirl said...

greenways are a good thing to break up the cities!

Birdman said...

I'm surprised the water hasn't made a 'move' on its own. Water does what water wants.

Andy said...

It's all new to me.

VioletSky said...

and it even has that 'old fashioned' font (1940s?)
great idea.

Marleen said...

I like the initiative.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like green ways a lot ... City folks need nearby nature!

Cloudia said...

I like that picture and concept!



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cieldequimper said...

We need as much green stuff as we can get so this is fantastic!

Tom said...

Years ago in many parts creeks and streams were filled in...not a smart idea! I'm glad that they have figured this out. Tom The Backroads Traveller

EG CameraGirl said...

This is a fabulous project. GREAT idea. One thing that makes me feel proud about Toronto is that people living in the city value green spaces. Way to go, Torontarians!!

Jim said...

Interesting.

Gosia k said...

nature is always a great idea..

Stephanie said...

I like the idea of the green corridor.

Photo Cache said...

more power to the green corridor movement.

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Taken For Granted said...

Great sign to see. Nothing better than locally grown plants in public parks.

William Kendall said...

It'll take time. A lot of creeks like that got buried into culverts.

happywonderer said...

Sounds like a good project.

Randy said...

Nice capture.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

That's a wonderful project. Hope it turns out the way everyone wants it.