- Landscape Consultations
- Rainscape design & installation
- Rain harvesting (rain barrels)
- Do-it-yourself Eco-garden kits
- Organic Garden Maintenance
- Garden Clean-ups & makeovers
community & business services
- Streetscape and public space transformation with raingardens, pollinator plantings and more
- Maintenance and makeover of parkettes and planter boxes
- Community gardens and planting events
- Raingarden and Eco Garden Workshops
- Community Events and Walking Tours
RAINSCAPING – WHAT IT IS ABOUT & WHY
Rainscaping includes strategies such as rain water harvesting, composting and care for the soil, organic garden management, permeable paving, rain gardens, bioswales, woodland restoration and pocket forests, and stream bank restoration if you have a creek in your garden.
A rain garden is a small bowl shaped area in the garden that catches water from roof and driveway and allows it to soak into the ground instead of flowing over the road into the sewers and the lake. This reduces flooding and keeps pollutants out of the lake.
Focused on You
Inspired by Your Local Historic Ecosystem
Protect Your Property & Reduce Neighbourhood Flooding
Less Maintenance & Need to Water the Garden
Indigenous Knowledge & Modern Techniques
Increase Property Value & Curb Appeal
Protect Rivers & Lakes
Jose Torcal, Manager
Prior to joining RAINscapeTO, Jose was a Program Manager in the Sustainable Neighbourhoods team at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).
Alexandra Langford-Pezzo, Eco-landscaper Lead
Her connection to the earth started at a young age and has been reinforced as she grew up. Starting as a traditional landscaper, Alexandra felt that there was a lack of partnership between the gardens she was creating and the surrounding environment. She has since shifted her business to include her indigenous perspective. By acknowledging the history of plants maintaining a huge role in the larger ecosystem, the revelation of creating beneficial gardens started.
As an urban Indigenous woman, Alexandra brings her perspective to creating beneficial gardens and green spaces in the city that will inspire people to utilize and see their local environment as more than aesthetic. Alexandra hopes to lead the next team of Rainscapers to develop not only their technical skills and knowledge, but develop their personal skills that will act as building blocks for all of their following endeavors
Reno King, Community Lead
Prior to RAINscapeTO Reno joined Toronto Green Community as a Rivers Rising Ambassador. Reno has since coordinated and lead several walking tours within the city of Toronto talking about indigenous history, community gardening, our wildlife, and the lost rivers of Toronto.
Moving forward Reno intends on working on new gardens, while increasing RAINscapeTO’s social media presence and taking a leadership role with program participants.
Helen Mills, Program Advisor
developer of the Green Garden Visit, founding partner of Green Gardeners Community Collaborative
(GGCC), key player in the establishment of Eglinton Park Heritage Community Garden, and founder of Lost
Rivers, a project that connects people with the lost watersheds and water infrastructure of the city through
walking tours, storytelling, eco-interventions and online maps and information. Helen is an independent
landscape design consultant and garden educator who has been researching and building residential rain
gardens since 2008. Helen has been and will continue to consult on the ongoing development of
RAINscapeTO which was launched as a pilot program by TGC in 2016.
Paula Messina, Human Resources Advisor
ABOUT US – OUR TEAM
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