Wildflower Strips for Norfolk County | Carolinian Canada

Wildflower Strips for Norfolk County

Grow A Wild Flower Strip

Do you live in Norfolk and Surrounding Area? This opportunity is for you.

To apply and arrange a site visit please email:  seed@carolinian.org

Please include: address, telephone number, size of site, soil type, current vegetation cover, a photo of the area

Native plants are smart!

  • Water-smart: deep roots for drought tolerance 
  • Farm-smart: support pollination, natural pest control
  • Soil-smart: improve soil fertility, reduce erosion
  • Nature-smart: support local species and ecosystems
  • Seed-smart: part of a local living seed bank 
  • Carbon-smart: sequester more with deep roots
  • Neighbour-smart: add beauty to your community 

Who can grow a wildflower strip?

  • Everyone everywhere, young and old, urban and rural, can plant native species in the spirit and practice of Truth and Reconciliation 

Where can I grow a wildflower strip?

  • Any large space in need of naturalisation, from hedgerow to stream buffer. Replace your lawn!
  • Most species will take three years to fully mature; these seed mixes will create wild meadows. 

Are you eligible for assistance? Contact us to find out

  • Sites must be registered with In the Zone
  • Sites must be in or adjacent to Norfolk County 
  • Landowners must provide site preparation to ensure seed-soil contact
  • Sites with invasive plants are not eligible
  • Minimum planting size: 200m2

How can In the Zone help?

  • Provides a network of support such as online guides, local experts, advice on-site prep and planning
  • Supply local native seeds that meet ethical and ecological criteria for native plants.

Native plants are smart!

  • Water-smart: deep roots for drought tolerance
  • Farm-smart: support pollination, natural pest control
  • Soil-smart: improve soil fertility, reduce erosion
  • Nature-smart: support local species and ecosystems
  • Seed-smart: part of a local living seed bank
  • Carbon-smart: sequester more with deep roots
  • Neighbour-smart: add beauty to your community

To apply and arrange a site visit please email:  seed@carolinian.org

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