In the Leslie Grove Park, corner of Jones and Queen St. East. Sunday, June 24th, from noon until 4pm.
There will be food, there will be entertainers, there will be vendors, and I’ll be sitting with the folks from LEAF, talking about the trees, fruit and flowering plants that George Leslie used to sell at his nurseries here in Leslieville (yes, the area’s named after him).
I spent a lot of time this past winter researching the two catalogues of his in the Toronto Metro Reference Library: transcribing, then compiling, then researching modern names, and finally, I pulled together an eBook, which I called Pioneer Gardening in Toronto: the trees, plants & lore of George Leslie. It’s available for sale at Kobo, Diesel, and iTunes.
I’ll have a hardcopy of the book with me on Sunday, and I’ll be giving a couple of ten-minute talks about trees and plants at 2:20pm and 3:15pm.
Hope to see you there!