They say: "Our goal is to increase community engagement for a greener and more sustainable environment and to reconnect people to their natural environment. We hope to achieve this through various educational signage within the Centre, workshops and interactive activities. Since this project would have a direct impact on our community, we would absolutely love to partner with Bonnie Doon Community League and get the local kids involved as much as possible."
Bonnie Doon Centre will be:
- offering butterfly raising kits to neighbourhood children
- adding 2 beehives to the roof with a professional beekeeper to tend it;
- planting pollinator-friendly plants in the planter boxes around the parking lot;
- installing 2 "tower gardens" (hydroponic indoor gardens) to one of the vacant stores to grow 80+ varieties of vegetables to donate.
Bonnie Doon Centre will give out caterpillar kits of butterflies (Painted Lady Butterfly Rearing Kits) to kids to adopt and nurture. Once these butterflies metamorphose into adults they can be released. Given the delicate nature of these caterpillars, they need to be ordered and picked up at Bonnie Doon Centre by the latest April 29, 2021 before the Chrysalis stage. Limited quantities available. If you’re interested in getting FREE caterpillar kits, please complete the attached Order Form and email it to Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.