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About Us

Who We Are

Lacewing Plants and Seedlings was started in 2020 and is run by Pauline Craig with the support of volunteers and a wonderful community of friends, growers and other small businesses in the heart of Grey County, Ontario.

What we call Grey County is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabek, Six Nations of the Grand River, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat-Wyandot-Wyandotte peoples. The ancestors of Métis and Inuit peoples have also shared these lands and waters. The people of these nations have been caring for this place for thousands of years and we are very grateful for the stewardship they have given and continue to give to the land and waters here. The territory where our nursery is located is covered by Treaty #18 also known as the Lake Simcoe-Nottawasaga Treaty.
As non-indigenous, Treaty People we have much more to do and we are humbly learning.

Our Mission

To protect the vital connections between ourselves and the natural world, to recognize and strengthen these tenuous links that connect us to the source of ourselves and to the energy that nourishes us and spreads outward from us to the rest of the world.

Our Goal

Our goal is to help you create beautiful, undemanding gardens that bring you joy and give back to your community!

Nurturing a garden that feeds pollinators, birds and animals creates a natural haven for you to enjoy AND strengthens and supports ecosystems that are under increasing pressure from habitat loss, climate change, chemical pesticides and other industrial pollutants.
Your garden can make a  difference, at a time when it has never been more important.  And we want to help!

Our Plants

Our selection of native plants have been carefully chosen for their beauty, resilience, and the special value they bring to native pollinators and beneficial insects.​

Our plant species have lived in this part of the world over thousands of years, and have developed complex, collaborative and reciprocal relationships with their environment. We have a lot to learn from these plants!
The relationships between native plants, insects and other organisms are part of an elaborate web of connections that support life on earth.
By planting native plants, you are helping to strengthen these connections.

Our plants reflect the ancient beauty of this province and help to preserve the diversity of plants and animals that keep our ecosystem strong and in balance.

Our Commitment

We are working hard to support a community of healthy and happy organisms which includes our plants, soil, insects, birds, animals and of course you and your family!  We are always striving to improve our business practices to lighten our environmental footprint and show respect to the plants that we nurture.

We source our seeds as locally as possible. Each year we collect more seeds from the wild to preserve genetic diversity as much as we can.  For species we cannot find in the wild we collect from our own gardens and prioritize small, organic Ontario nurseries. Our wild collected seed is gathered very carefully, following the guidance provided by the Society for Ecological Restoration.

Our plants provide food and habitat for birds, animals and insects that keep our ecosystem in balance - so we only use organic potting soils and fertilizers, and no chemical pesticides. And we sell our plants in biodegradable, plastic-free pots.  Whenever possible we strive to not use plastics and we reuse, return or recycle any materials that are not biodegradable.


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