The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve is getting ready for a busy spring. This week on Friday, Scotiabank will be holding a bake sale which will help raise funds that will go directly towards environmental education programs that last year reached 1,600 children. All money raised through the bake sale will be matched by Scotiabank. This spring there are several programs planned, including the Kids Can Grow series where children are invited to try their hand at gardening, starting with planting seeds, then learning about the importance of native plants for wildlife, the role of pollination, and hands-on lessons in composting. Activities are also scheduled outdoors at Mission Park’s new community garden, where two plots have been dedicated for the use of neighbourhood children. For more information on the rest of the activities the Biosphere has planned, contacting them at (705) 774-0978 or going online at www.gbbr.ca.