Sustainability is an important consideration for the Ecology Gardens. The energetic and dedicated gardeners who volunteer their time and resources continue to encourage support from local individuals, businesses and government.

The Towns, local businesses and individuals have been the mainstay since inception, and a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation has enabled the maintenance of existing initiatives and the expansion of new programs.

The Gardens are continually evolving works of creation. They are developing at a rapid pace, but help is important to the growth of projects. We would like to hear from anyone who has specific skills, or simply enthusiasm. Perhaps you have some plants to share or would like to offer your organizational skills. With community involvement the gardens will continue to grow.

Membership of Port Hope Heritage Ecology Garden:
Benefits include: Reduced or no fee for workshops and the "Natural Homestead Tour", Newsletters, seed and plant exchanges,  an opportunity to share garden ideas with "like-minded" people, an avenue to promote earth friendly garden practices.

Biennial fees: $10 for individuals, $50 for corporations.
Contact: Don Endicott, ph 905-786-2691

For other information about the gardens; getting involved etc., please contact:

Minnie Pennell -Coordinator--Cobourg
Ph 905-372-5985

Hester Edmonds - Coordinator--Port Hope
Ph: 905-885-8457

Or Email: Don Endicott

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Community Web Sites


Appreciation goes to volunteers and sponsors, especially: Ontario Trillium Foundation, TD Canada Trust, Willow Beach Field Naturalists, Port Hope & region Horticultural Society, Trinity College School

Photos by Daphne Svenningson, Kathryn McHolm, Celia Hope and Minnie Pennell

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Website Created by Volunteers
Celia & Tim Hope
1.Introduction 2. Ecological Gardening
3.The Organizations
4. The Cobourg Ecology Garden 
5. The Port Hope Heritage Ecology Garden
6. Other Projects 7. Special Events
8. The Natural Homestead Tour 
9. The 2002 Season in the Gardens 10. More Info