OPRA helps restore local flora through our network of volunteer seed savers, growers, researchers, and policy experts. Inspired by our American neighbors, we refer to this work as a Seed Conservation Strategy, which uses the science of intervention ecology to scale up fragmented plant populations through sustainable wild sourcing, and ex-situ propagation of plants and seeds for local restoration projects. Learn more about our collaborative the Seed Strategy Projects in the link above.
OPRA is collecting data on the size of the native plant industry in Ontario. We have received over 100 responses from conservation officials, scientists, planners, growers architects and home gardeners. Please add your voice by taking one of the surveys below, and help us grow the native plant industry.