Old Ottawa South Community Association

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Green Dreamers

News and updates from the Green Dreamers, a team of volunteer gardeners in the neighbourhood. Get in touch with the Green Dreamers team via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Green Dreamers June 2015 Update

Green Dreamers 001 DCOld Ottawa South's Green Dreamers are hard at work. On Saturday May 30th volunteers met at the corner of Belmont and Bank with rakes, bags, pitchforks, shovels, and trowels in hand to kick-off our first clean-up blitz along Bank Street between the Canal and the Rideau River.

Where soil was too compact for digging, the Dreamers loosened and weeded around bushes, digging wells to allow rain to reach their roots, cutting back Manitoba maples and Chinese elm (popular shrubs in our neighbourhood) and turning soil to remove tenacious, overgrown weeds.

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Adopt-a-Garden: Spring Clean-up Blitz Sat. May 30, 2015

Spring is already in full swing and May is rushing towards June. I'm sure that we can all agree there's hardly a minute to lose.

Brian Ure  The gardens along Bank Street need some help to get them moving in the right direction for 2015: weeding, loosening soil, trimming and pruning shrubs are some of the pressing tasks we're hoping to tackle.

We'll meet at the corner of Bank and Belmont (at the benches by Georgetown Pub) at 9:30am Saturday, May 30th and disperse to those beds that are on public land and need our attention.

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Are You Ready for a Greener, Lovelier Old Ottawa South?

Adopt-a-Garden Update

Bank St WPVolunteers for the proposed Adopt-a-Garden initiative want to work with neighbours and local businesses to build a greener, lovelier Old Ottawa South. We hope to accomplish this goal by revitalizing and nurturing the public planters and garden beds along Bank Street between the bridges and on Sunnyside Avenue west of Bank – our goal is a more sustainable, livable, beautiful neighbourhood!

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Garden Volunteers Wanted

We’re looking for a few good people to help keep Old Ottawa South beautiful!

garden volunteers wantedThe City of Ottawa and Councillor David Chernushenko are looking for people to help maintain the public planters along Bank Street and the new gardens along Sunnyside Avenue.

Interested?

Learn more at a meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Old Firehall.

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