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March General Meeting: Guest Speaker Jonas Spring, "An Exploration of Hardscape Plants"

  • March 07, 2023
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Virtual (Zoom) and McConaghy Centre, 10100 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill
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  • No Charge
  • Non-society members welcome for nominal fee

Registration is closed

Jonas SpringFollowing an extensive review of plants that grow on cliffs and alvars around southern Ontario, Jonas Spring has identified a palette of commercially available, hardy, local and beautiful plants that thrive in cracks and crevices. He will share insights about these “hardscape plants” and their successful use in urban and suburban environments like patios, walkways, stairs, roofs, terraces and balconies.

Jonas Spring operates Ecoman (, a Toronto-based landscape design and construction business that works to enhance and increase green space through proactive and thoughtful ecological design. He holds a certificate in landscape design from Ryerson University and a Bachelor of Science in Agroecology from the University of British Columbia.  Jonas is passionate about working with natural systems and ecological references to put spaces to their highest use, and his “Cliff City” exhibit won the “Most Imaginative Garden Design” award at Canada Blooms in 2019.

Tonight's speaker is planning to attend our meeting in-person. Should inclement weather prevent him from traveling to Richmond Hill, a live video broadcast of his remote participation will be projected onto a large screen in the auditorium.

All general meetings begin with a welcome and general announcements, which precede introduction of the guest speaker. 

Members: Instructions for participation in this virtual and in-person event will be emailed to members twice - once on the Friday prior to the meeting, and again on Monday. Instructions are also available by logging into our site and checking the "members-only" version of this event. 

Visitors: Guests are welcome to participate in this virtual and in-person event at a nominal fee of $5.00 Instructions for participation will be emailed to non-society members who complete the registration process prior to the event start time - click on the "Register" button to begin. 

About In-Person Attendance at the McConaghy Centre:

  • Doors to the auditorium open at 7 pm 
  • The meeting begins promptly at 7:30 pm
  • Please bring a mug or cup if you would like hot coffee or tea
  • All attendees are encouraged to register online for inclusion in door prize draws
  • Masks are not required, but are encouraged

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