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March 23: Joyce Hostyn, Zoom: “Wildscaping”

Master Gardener Joyce Hostyn walks through her wild forest yard on Kingston’s west end. Meghan Balogh/The Whig-Standard/Postmedia Network

Joyce Hostyn from Kingston, ON, is a rewilder who dreams of city streets lined with fruit and nut trees, wild parks and wild yards. Raised on a farm where her family grew, foraged and preserved enough produce to last the year, Joyce is now exploring what it means to be in conversation with the edible forest garden on her lawn-free quarter acre lot (featured in the Kingston Whig Standard). A Master Gardener and Permaculture Designer, Joyce coaches people on foodscaping and wildscaping as a new approach to gardening in a changing climate. She helped design and plant Kingston’s first two public food forests, and is co-founder of Little Forests Kingston.

Wildscaping: a new approach to gardening in a changing climate: With climate change, our perspective on what a garden should be and what we like to grow in it has to change. Our weather is becoming more variable with wetter springs, drier summers, colder winters and more extreme storms. Learn how to adapt your gardening style for a changing climate, drawing inspiration from our local landscapes and indigenous flora to create naturalistic and sustainable gardens.

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