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How To Raise Monarch Butterflies

About Carol Pasternak

Carol Pasternak is a highly acclaimed monarch enthusiast, author, teacher, and photographer.   Her expertise includes raising common butterflies and moths, and how to bring them to your garden.   Her efforts to 'save the world for butterflies', start with advocating for the planting of butterfly gardens everywhere, all the way to providing employment for poor people in Mexico, so that they are not driven by economic need to cut the forests the monarchs rely on over the winter.  Carol's book, How to Raise Monarch Butterflies, A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids, is loved by adults and kids alike.  It is virtually the textbook for all who love monarchs, or who want to raise them, with 35,000 copies sold.

When she is not busy volunteering and exploring wild areas, Carol works as a Personal Fitness Trainer to Older Adults in Toronto

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By: Carol Pasternak

Carol Pasternak
MAR 19
Thurs 10:00am to 9:00pm

Isuzu Garden Solutions Stage presented by Harrowsmith (Hall G)
03:00 PM

Imagine holding a monarch butterfly in your hand!  That’s what you’ll be able to do if you raise them yourself.  At this fun event, author/educator Carol Pasternak, aka The Monarch Crusader, will teach you everything you need to know to raise your own monarchs.   She will delight you with details of this incredible insect’s life cycle from egg to butterfly, along with its amazing migration to Mexico.  Discover the perils it faces, and how you can help.  We’ll also talk about how to bring other butterflies to your garden.  Come with your questions, and children 6 and up.

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