This is an invite to the clean up of the treed area on Canal Woods Terrace (formerly Bronson Place) for Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to noon: CANCELLED until the spring due to the frigid weather!
In June 2018, Sandra Garland from the Fletcher Wildlife Garden planted a variety of young native plants at our local library. With the help of Sandra and some very dedicated Green Dreamers we have managed to keep these native transplants alive and thriving. Among the varieties planted at the Sunnyside Library you will find: arrow-leaved Asters, Beebalm, Joe-Pye Weed, Nodding Onions, Upland White Goldenrods, and Pearly Everlastings.
Thank you to Green Dreamers who showed up Saturday & Sunday on this Labour Day Weekend. There were five of us who were able to squeeze in some time Saturday morning to spruce-up the Firehall, the two beds on Sunnyside at Bank, and the bed outside Hopewell School near the children's playground. Well done!
Saturday, September 1st, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
I've been away most of August and I'm now back in town. I don't know how many of you are in Ottawa for the weekend (it's the Labour Day long weekend) but after talking to Brian Ure, we thought that we would let you know that we're in town and that we will be gardening this Saturday morning. We will meet at the Firehall.
This summer the Green Dreamers toured the May Court Hospice Gardens. The gardens are not open to the public; they have been created as a private refuge for Hospice clients, their families, guests, staff, and volunteers. And so, we felt especially privileged to be welcomed as guests by volunteer gardeners & staff to this green oasis in the heart of Old Ottawa South.
On Saturday July 21, 2018 OSCA welcomed twelve young volunteers (14-18 years) from Canada's CISV (Children's International Summer Villages) to Old Ottawa South. These young adults (along with two senior volunteers plus a dedicated & experienced driver) travelled in their very own Peace Bus from Victoria across Canada, promoting just and peaceful societies through education, learning, and volunteerism.
Green Dreamers will meet at the Firehall Saturday, July 21st, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. We will have the help of 12 young volunteers (14-18 years) from Canada's CISV (Children's International Summer Villages). These young volunteers are travelling across Canada in a Peace Bus and volunteer their time in the different communities where they stop.
Ottawa is one of their destination points. Kelly Campbell, an OSCA Board Member, is hosting the travellers. And on Saturday morning these young volunteers will show up at the Firehall to help us weed, mulch, and plant. After the Firehall they will likely visit the vegetable garden on Riverdale Avenue, created by Green Dreamer Brian Ure and Krysia Pazdzior (the benefactress of so many of our perennial plants).
With my last "call-up" I promised an update of what's been happening behind the scenes during this hot & very humid weather. Green Dreamers rarely garden when the temperature is 30 or above but we do try to catch-up on a variety of tasks and activities that support our gardening between the bridges. These include:
Green Dreamers met at the Library Saturday morning June 23rd, 2018 8:30-10:30 a.m.
On Wednesday a patch of the long garden near Bank was cleared of sow thistle and a variety of native plants planted (Arrow-leaved Asters, Beebalm, Joe-Pye Weeds, Nodding Onions, Upland White Goldenrods, and Pearly Everlasting).