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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: A Call to Trowels!‏

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.

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Green Dreamers: Schedule for Late July & August

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!

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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.

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Green Dreamers Tackle the Firehall Gardens

Green Dreamers 20150702 at the FirehallThe 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.

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Green Dreamers: From Grove to Glen‏

Green Dremaers 20150711 Bank at Grove  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. 

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