Ecological Restoration Speaker Series (ERSS)

Bata Library - 103 - Trent University


Our next ERSS event will be occurring on Friday, February 9th, 2024, in Bata Library - 103 from 10:00 – 11:00AM
This talk will be provided by Mary Gartshore and is titled – Seed-based Ecological Restoration in Southern Ontario. Mary will be sharing experiences in using seed-based methods in restoring natural ecosystems employing easy-to-use techniques.

More from Mary, “I grew up on a farm in the Dundas Valley, where I enjoyed the freedom to wander through large natural forests in the 50s & 60s.  I graduated from University of Guelph with BSc. in Zoology in 1973.  Thereafter, I spent time in Nigeria, Cameroon, Banff National Park, Norfolk County and Ivory Coast carrying out wildlife surveys. In 1990 purchased a 200acre former tobacco farm in Norfolk County with my life partner Peter Carson.  Since 1992, I have continued wildlife surveys, as well as, working to restore our farm property and carrying out seed-based ecological restoration projects in Ontario. I have received various awards including the prestigious Climate Hero award from The Guardian Weekly in January 2023.”


A reminder for those participating to bring your ERSS stamp cards as we will be offering a stamp for those in attendance, along with fresh stamp cards for new participants. A filled-out stamp card will qualify you for a pack of native plant seeds!! 

Hope to see you there!!

Ecological Restoration Speaker Series (ERSS)