Green Evolution Site was founded in recognition of the changing nature of private yards and public green spaces. As what we do with these areas evolves, there is also a need to create a dialogue between the project implementer and those viewing it.
When we move beyond the lawn, people passing by our gardens may have questions about we are doing, yet we can’t all be in the garden all the time to talk with them. Green Evolution Site opens the conversation by allowing you to identify your landscape as a deliberate project, post and receive messages about it, add photos of its progression, and allow anyone with an interest to keep tabs on how you’re growing.
Private gardens, balcony pots, larger scale restorations, school yard gardens, commercial sites are all welcome to join in regardless of what is growing. The only requirement is your pledge to work toward a more ecological world, starting with your piece of it.
Share your successes, seek advice for your failures, trade with nearby sites, and head off misunderstandings through friendly online discussions.
A $30 fee provides a numbered aluminum sign linking your landscape to this website, a window decal, paper certificate, and two year posting access for your site. . Additional signs ordered in the same mailing are $25. Annual renewal, including decals to indicate status changes on your sign & certificate, after the initial 2 year period is only $5
Green Evolution Sites are also eligible for support should their gardens run afoul of outmoded municipal ordinances. By forming a network of landscapes moving toward a greener future, we can stand strong together and help to evolve our communities beyond our own gardens.
Green Evolution Site is a rhizome of Verdigrow Limited which specializes in conservation, ecological landscaping projects, and waste management, in both private and commercial properties. As a private company, Verdigrow Ltd. is able to freely lobby for ecological change without fear of losing charitable status or having funding curtailed. Our goal is to create a unified network of people putting their land to productive use…not profit. Please join us in Linking landscapes together to grow a more ecological world.
Check out our new blogsite at www.verdigrow.com.
Verdigrow Ltd is owned by Deborah Dale, biologist and former President of the North American Native Plant Society. Her background includes stints as a Hazardous Waste Manager, Municipal Recycling Coordinator, Municipal Solid Waste Specialist, Wetlands Biologist, Conservation Property Manager, Researcher, and Operations Management Consultant. Deborah is currently engaged in a legal battle with the City of Toronto concerning their illegal cutting of her 200+ species native plant garden in 2007 and their general mistreatment of lawnless gardeners in the ‘Green’ City. Sale of these signs helps to support that cause.
Regan Pestl is Manager of IT Services