The Charles Gordon Habitat Project includes a wildflower/butterfly garden, a tree and shrub garden, an evergreen windbreak, and a deciduous arboretum.
FRW provided expertise in the choice of species, site preparation and planning, ordering materials and supplies, and planting methods and coordination.
Charles Gordon students take
pride in their planting of a White
Pine, Ontario's Provincial Tree.
Charles Gordon students plant a new
The new wildflower garden in fall bloom.
Over 150 students helped implement the project and the school’s environment club has accepted responsibility for ongoing care and maintenance.
Approximately 650 wildflowers, 75 shrubs and 48 large caliper trees were planted to produce natural habitats for wildlife, shade for students, and a windbreak for the school.
The plantings were completed in 2002 and the official opening was on June 4th, 2003. The project received front page coverage in the Scarborough Mirror newspaper and the plantings have created a beautiful and educational addition to the school.
The Toronto Dominion Bank's Friends of the Environment Foundation provided almost $19,000 towards this schoolyard greening and habitat regeneration project.