Active At Home: Nature and greening


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Nearby Nature in Your Neighbourhood

Check out our KNAP (Kitchener’s Natural Areas Program) online programming options that will help you continue exploring and discovering nature in Kitchener while you practice proper social distancing during this time.

Weekly activities include Nature Detectives, Creature Feature, Nature in Your Neighbourhood, Balconies, Backyards & Sidewalks Nature Activities and can be accessed on the KNAP webpage.

Nature-based Wellness Practices

During challenging times like the one we are currently experiencing, it is important to take care of your mental health and find daily routines that help refresh your mind, body and spirit. These wellness tips, ideas and activities will help you practice mindfulness from your backyard, balcony or nearby nature space.

Eco-home BINGO

How eco-friendly is your home? Try out our Eco-home BINGO card to see if you can get BINGO! 

Kitchener in Bloom Awards

Each year, the Kitchener in Bloom program celebrates the gardening efforts of Kitchener citizens and business owners who help to make our city a more beautiful place to live. We encourage you to recognize all varieties of public-facing gardens and help foster a sense of community on the Kitchener in Bloom webpage.

Bee City Kitchener Pollinator Guides

We've partnered with Troy-Bilt and Bee City Kitchener to give you helpful tools and tips to better understand pollinators and their importance in our eco-system. Find out more on the Bee City Kitchener page.

Home Garden Program

Thank you for your interest in the Home Garden program. At this time, no additional requests are being accepted.

We want to help you grow pollinator plants and your own vegetables at home in your gardens, windowsill or on your balconies. To get started, you can request a free home garden kit through our free home garden kit form. You will have four themed kits to choose from: Backyard Vegetable Garden Kit, Balcony or Deck Salad Greens Kit, Backyard Pollinator Kit and a Balcony or Deck Pollinator Kit. Kits will be available until supplies last.

Grand River Watershed Backyard Birding

Check out this Grand River Watershed Bird Checklist for birds that you might see in your neighbourhood. The Grand River Conservation Authority has some other great resources on getting started with birding.

Virtual Tour of the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Experience the magic of the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory from the comfort and safety of your home with this 360° Virtual Tour.

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