For the 21st year in a row we will be having our annual spring “tune up” of Windsor Park. Please join us on Saturday April 28th (9am until noon) to enjoy the chance to chip in to keep our park the best and for a spring catch up with all your neighbours.
Spring is indeed here and we've been giving some thought to our first meeting of the year for the Green Dreamers. Let us know your availability so that we can meet with as many volunteers as possible. We would like to meet at the Firehall so if you can give us an idea of preferred dates we'll reserve a room. We would like to suggest weeks of April 16, April 23 or April 30 (which brings us into early May). There's a lot to talk about and once we learn from you what weeks work best, we'll draft an agenda.
The streets of OOS are a wee mess. Want to help my family clean up the street garbage on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 9-11:30am?
Cleaning the Capital is a city-wide cleanup campaign that occurs in the spring and fall of every year. Residents come together as a community and combine efforts to make our city clean and green. Litter pickup or graffiti removal projects register with the City of Ottawa and participating teams, upon request, receive a cleanup starter kit to assist them with their projects.
How you can take part
Vitamin V for a healthier life and community
You cannot buy this vitamin at any drug or health food store. The "V" in this supplement refers to volunteering. It is readily available everywhere and the cost is donated time not dollars. Even better, it can improve your health and strengthen communities.
Come out and join the fun — 500 pumpkins to be carved! And, of course, drop by Percy Taverner Park and Woodbine Place between Carlyle and Seneca Avenue on Halloween night for this Old Ottawa South extravaganza!
By the time October arrives Green Dreamers will be winding down their fourth gardening season in Old Ottawa South. When you see them on the sidewalks and in the public garden beds between the bridges, they will be (most likely) pulling up the dried remnants of milkweed and sunflowers, cutting back some rather thick and reedy perennial growth, raking dried leaves, filling brown bags, ruminating over what went well and what didn’t, and sharing with each other and passers-by bits of information and suggestions for the next growing season in 2018.
We'll will be gardening this Saturday morning, September 17th, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. We will begin at Glen, move to Sunnyside & Bank, and then head towards the Library. It's time to pull some milkweed/sunflowers and cut back plants that are just plain "spent."
As mentioned in the last Green Dreamers update, we think that our next big push might be preparing the beds for winter: cutting back, cleaning up, raking leaves, and exchanging ideas for 2018. Fall activity still seems weeks away however a lot will depend on the weather. The nights are growing cooler, the leaves are beginning to change in colour, and the last blooms of late summer are fewer. We've also noticed, by the way, that there has been some independent gardening in assigned gardens, from watering to weeding and even more transplanting. Thank you!