Green Dreamers Need Help

Green Dreamers Need Help

Aren’t we all dreaming of green – plants and trees, new spring growth? Green Dreamers, an OSCA-sponsored group of volunteers, have been taking care of the garden beds along our part of Bank Street and further afield (pun intended) around our community for more than 10 years. For the last few years, they have also been looking after the rain-gardens on Sunnyside between Bank and Bronson. COVID forced the gardeners to adopt a specific…

17th Southminster Scouts Garden Supply Sale

17th Southminster Scouts Garden Supply Sale

Once again, it’s time for the annual 17th Southminster Ottawa Scout group supply sale! Thanks to a generous partnership with Ritchie Feed and Seed, the 17th offers competitive prices for high-quality gardening supplies. The best part is we will drop them off at your home for FREE on May 4th – no minimum order is required! No maximum, either! Our delivery area covers Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East, and the Glebe. All proceeds…

Southminster United Church Plans Sustainable Welcoming Landscape

Anyone going past Southminster United Church in the last year or so might have noticed that in the midst of surrounding construction, the grounds of the church offer a little pocket of green on Bank Street. With the work on the interior of the church building completed, the church is now envisioning what this remaining green space could be.

Welcome Back, Green Dreamers!

Welcome Back, Green Dreamers!

The Green Dreamers are out and about once again! You may have seen a few recently at the Library and the corners of Bank Street and Sunnyside Avenue. Their silent green “tag” is unmistakable. They leave a trail of “loved lots” all along Bank Street and Sunnyside Avenue. And yes, there were a couple of Dreamers sighted at Grosvenor this last week tidying up one of OOS’s rain gardens. In late June another solo…

Invaders in your Garden

Invaders in your Garden

“Invasive” is a word used to describe any plant or animal that is growing or multiplying to the point of driving out other species. It’s out of control. It’s not in balance with the rest of the plants and creatures in its ecosystem. An invasive species can be native, but it’s most often non-native. But just because a plant is not native, doesn’t mean it’s invasive. Most of the horticultural varieties in our gardens…

Green Dreamer Fall Update

Green Dreamer Fall Update

Well the autumn leaves are tumbling down and the weather is turning colder both day and night now. Our 15 garden beds, after a summer of glorious sun and intermittent rain fared very well after a slow, dry start in July. Because of COVID, our volunteer group of eleven dedicated gardeners were delayed in starting this spring because of the City’s restrictions on community ornamental gardening. Green Dreamers took our direction from the City’s…

Bridge-to-Bridge Group: Planting & Maintenance Weekend

The volunteers of the Bridge to Bridge community reforestation project will be planting a limited number of trees and doing clean up maintenance this weekend on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 9 am. We will meet along Canal Woods Terrace at the bottom of Aylmer Avenue.  We have a small number of trees to plant, and maintenance – pruning and cleaning up around the base of the trees – on many of our grown trees. …

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