Thank you to all the Green Dreamers who showed up Saturday morning, September 19th, at the corner of Sunnyside & Bank. Both beds on the south-west and south-east side of Bank & Sunnyside have been weeded, turned, and fertilized. Check out some of our work (and workers) here. We are now ready for our last big push tomorrow.
It has been a while! I hope that all of you have enjoyed that last days of “true” summer and are embracing the oncoming season refreshed... or at least with begrudging acceptance.
Firstly, some excellent news: The Ottawa South Community Association has generously provided us with our initial funding! This means that we can proceed with our ambitions to renew the two gardens at Sunnyside and Bank!
To make this happen, we need your help.
Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., the Green Dreamers will meet to finish the weeding and spreading of mulch at the Firehall. All available hands are welcome; the more the merrier!
Late July & August
As we move into late July & August and as more and more Green Dreamers slip into vacation mode, our schedule for weeding, loosening soil, trimming and pruning shrubs will likely fluctuate in pattern and number of days per month.
On Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. the Green Dreamers met at Glen & Bank. These beds were already weeded and ready for some mulch. A truckload of mulch from the City of Ottawa arrived early in the week and the main task was to spread this mulch at Glen and Grove.
An update for August was also discussed.
The Firehall hasn't looked this good in three years! Ten Green Dreamers showed up Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. With trowels, shovels, gloves and bags in hand we tackled the grounds surrounding Old Ottawa South's Community Centre.
In a matter of hours most of the beds were turned, weeded and thinned, with some unexpected help from the City's compost pick-up crew who stopped to pick up Thursday morning's freshly-filled bags as well as bags from last week.
On Saturday, July 11, 2015, Green Dreamers spread themselves between two different garden beds: Grove & Bank and the Firehall. Weeding and trimming at Grove is now under control. Manure and mulch have been dug into existing soil at the Firehall and beds are ready for planting.
On Wednesday, July 15 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. and on Saturday, July 18 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., the Green Dreamers will meet to weed and trim the garden beds at Glen & Bank.