Returning this year to the Windfall Ecology Festival is the popular EV Roadshow and the Rain Barrel Super Sale — plus new for 2015 is an emphasis on sustainable gardening with a demonstration Rain Garden and gardening authority Frankie Flowers.
featured at last year's festival...
Canada’s Popular Gardening Authority
Frank Ferragine AKA “Frankie Flowers” is arguably Canada’s most popular and trusted gardening authority and weatherman. He is known for a combination of practical advice with the spice of humour and a huge injection of passion for plants and everything gardening. Frankie’s advice has twice earned him Landscape Ontario’s Garden Communicator of the Year, he has been named Toronto’s Favorite Weather Personality 6 years running (Toronto Sun Readers Award) and recently his Disney inspired Tinker Bell Garden won 3 awards including public choice and best overall garden at Canada Blooms.
Sunday, June 14 | Time: 1:30
Demonstration Rain Garden
Free Rain Garden Design Workshop
Yes, we are building a Rain Garden on site at this years festival along with a huge garden design studio inside a yurt. So bring your gardening and rain garden questions and our garden experts will be happy to answer them.
Bring photos of your house and garden along with a rough sketch of the dimensions, property dimensions and the location of your downspouts and the Parklane Nurseries team will walk you through a custom Rain Garden layout using their rain garden calculator and design program. Your designs will be emailed to you shortly after the festival.
Lake Simcoe South Master Gardeners will teach you about bee friendly gardens and pollinator plants from our Garden Stage and will be on hand offering free 30 minute consultations. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the best.
EV Road Show
Test Drive an Electric Vehicle!
Windfall Centre and Plug'n Drive's Electric Vehicle Roadshow
The EV Roadshow will showcase plug in hybrid and all electric vehicles and features the opportunity for the public to test drive select vehicles. Cars from manufacturers, dealers, private owners and the Toronto Hybrid Group will be featured over the two day event.
The Electric Vehicle Road Show encourages the early adoption of electric vehicles by the general public and promotes a hopeful vision of a sustainable future that Ontarians can buy into today... A future where emission free electric mobility is a cornerstone for sustainable transportation systems and one where achieving 80 percent reductions in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by Ontario's 2050 target date is demonstrably achievable.
Rain Barrel Sale
Only $50 per barrel if you pre-order
$60 at the festival without pre-ordering
Only Barrels Ordered in Advance are Guaranteed to be Available
Windfall Centre is pleased to partner with RainBarrel.ca for our Rain Barrel Sale Event in York Region
No household limits or residency requirements are imposed
York Region will not be hosting a truckload event this year so take advantage of these discounted barrels
Funds raised will go towards supporting the annual Windfall Ecology Festival
Each Rain Barrel comes fully equipped with:
Leaf and mosquito filter basket
Overflow adaptor that permits multiple barrels to be connected in series
1.2 meters of overflow hose (additional overflow hose can also be purchased if required)