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Ecology Park Lath House

Registered Name: PETERBOROUGH GREEN-UP ASSOCIATION

Business No: 139850002RR0001

Ecology Park Lath House

GreenUP seeks to rebuild the iconic Lath House in Ecology Park, and we need your help to make this vision a reality. A generous private donor has already made a gift of $10,000! We are asking for our community to consider donate to this campaign in hope that collectively, we will match that contribution.

Your generosity will help create an outdoor space where the climate leaders of tomorrow are educated and inspired. The Lath House is infrastructure that enhances the learning which takes place in youth programs like our Earth Adventures and Climate Leadership camps.⁠

Climate action education and native plant propagation are at the heart of GreenUP’s work in Ecology Park. The Lath House has been central to these objectives for decades, providing shelter to thousands of delicate native trees, shrubs, and plants.

However, the current Lath House is deteriorating and requires replacement.

With your support in 2023, GreenUP will rebuild the Lath House, ensuring that future generations can continue to learn about the cherished shade-grown native species cultivated beneath it. The Lath House construction will employ traditional timber framing techniques and use locally sourced white cedar beams.

In 2022, over 4,500 visitors enjoyed and explored our five acres of naturalized space within the park. Additionally, more than 750 children engaged in immersive outdoor educational programs in Ecology Park's gardens and landscapes.

Ecology Park also houses our native plant and tree nursery, a trusted source for locally grown, ecologically friendly plant stock. During the 2022 season, we sold 265 trees and over 3,750 wildflowers, grasses, ferns, and shrubs from our nursery.

Demand for resilient, native species is growing among gardeners and organizations across the region, and rebuilding the Lath House will help us meet this demand.

The success of our campaign relies on community leaders like you.

By growing our own plants and producing our own seeds, we can increase access to regionally sourced plants that are likely to thrive in our area's unique and changing climate.

Your support will be instrumental in making this project a success in 2023!