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Green Dreamers: June 2017 Update

Green Dreamers Just Keep on Trucking

The Green Dreamers have been busy! We’ve been turning soil, weeding, removing dead growth, clipping, trimming, composting and lately planting. 

Our requests for perennials this Spring from all of you who read OSCAR, visit OSCA’s website, honk your horns as you drive by, and stop to discuss gardening every Wednesday and Saturday mornings has been very successful. The challenge for Green Dreamers this summer and fall will be moving perennials from private gardens to Old Ottawa South’s public beds in a timely and efficient manner.

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Green Dreamers: Wed. Jun. 14 & Sat. Jun. 17, 2017

Green Dreamers will meet Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Firehall.

There are a variety of "small" gardening tasks to finish at our community centre, the SE & SW beds at Bank, and the bed outside Hopewell School. But let us begin at the Firehall. Any transplants suitable for the Firehall are welcome. I know there's a rhododendron waiting in the wings and we believe the SE corner would make a perfect location! Also, hostas, hostas, hostas —we need more for Antipazzo's garden lot. So, if you have hosta(s) now is the time to bring them along!

Depending on our numbers, we may also do some transplanting from the perennial garden on Riverdale to one of these beds. More on that soon!

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Green Dreamers: Sat. June 10, 2017

Green Dreamers will meet on the corner of Glen/Bank Saturday morning, June 10th 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. The task at hand is weeding, turning soil, and removing dead growth. Depending on our numbers, we might be able to tackle the garden bed at Grove/Bank as well.  Tools that will prove helpful include trowels, clippers, pitch forks, shovels, and brown bags. As we move from bed to bed this season we are finding it very easy to weed and to turn soil. The earth is light, easy to press a pitch fork into and just as easy to dig. What a difference from when we first started! 

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Plans for Sat. June 3, 2017 and Beyond

Green Dreamers will meet Saturday, June 3, 2017, outside the Firehall.

In appreciation of OSCA's generous donation to the Green Dreamers this spring, we would like to begin our Saturday morning with weeding, trimming, and some turning of soil along the garden beds facing Sunnyside & Fentiman. So please bring pitch forks, shovels, trowels, clippers, and paper bags.

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Green Dreamers: Wed. May 17 & Sat. May 20, 2017

Green Dreamers will meet Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at Glen/Bank.

After a short cleanup (30 minutes or so) we'd like to prepare some beds (or portions thereof) and review our process for Saturday, May 20, 2017 — our annual pilgrimage to Ottawa's Trail Road Site to pick up a truck-load of compost.

For those Green Dreamers who can only spare one day this week, please highlight Saturday May 20th on your calendar. Ideally, we would like to have at least 12 or more Green Dreamers: six to help collect the compost at the Trail Road site and another six (or more) to help spread the compost. The more Green Dreamers who show up, the easier and merrier the workload!

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