This is Living Blog
- Posted by: Susan Quinlan on September 24, 2011
Set right in the city, the Peterborough Ecology Park is an urban oasis. Those looking for a little sun and a nice walk will find a nice, quiet respite, a place with paved footpaths, a little bridge over a charming creek, and birds chirping in the flowers and trees. But if you’re looking to learn something, this is definitely the place for you—those seeking to grow a green thumb will find instructional plaques scattered among the foliage, directing readers on how to plant shrubs and trees (the backbone of any wildlife garden), on how attract hummingbirds and butterflies and, for apartment dwellers, on how to grow a nice balcony garden. There’s even a compost clinic, walking visitors through a step-by-step experience—complete with real examples—on how to compost (it also explains why everyone should do so).
And if you have a little one in your family, make sure to stop by the Children’s Garden. Here, kids are shown how to create a human sundial, encouraged to touch and smell the colourful flowers, welcomed to climb through an oversized tree trunk, and given the opportunity to learn a few child-sized lessons that will serve them well when they want to start a garden of their own.
By Tim Johnson