Goldenrod Community Garden Plot Waitlist Recreation

[Logo for the Goldenrod Community Garden]
Goldenrod Community Garden Plot Waitlist 2022 – ALERT

Goldenrod lost all the names/data on our waitlist around the end of September 2021. Anyone on that list must sign up again.

Please sign up by going to Goldenrod Garden’s homepage and clicking the link for Plot Waitlist 2022.

Everyone is welcome and we do apologize for this. Please know that this list is not “first-come-first-served”. We will be pulling names at random when it’s time to assign plots for next year.

Thank you for your support and your kindness. Goldenrod had a spectacular first year. Please join us in 2022!

Catherine O’Toole
Board Member
Goldenrod Community Garden
catherine@ibtype.com

TASTE of Wellington West 2021 – September 21 to October 31

Our nearby neighbours are having their food festival this fall over several weeks. There’s even a calendar to keep all the action straight. Local neighbour Dennis Van Staalduinen, who runs the Wellington West BIA, appeared in an Ottawa Citizen interview on the event.

[Poster for the TASTE 2021 Event]

Their description from https://wellingtonwest.ca/taste-returns-for-2021/:

TASTE of Wellington West is back again for another year of modified festivities to showcase the very best flavours and features of our beautiful neighbourhoods in Hintonburg and Wellington West. As always, we are using this annual festival as an opportunity to raise money for our charity partner, The Parkdale Food Centre.

This year we will have an exciting combination of both virtual and in person events showcasing the food, art and fun of Wellington West. Visit our TASTE 2021 webpage for more details on all these festive features and more to come.

Presentation on Proportional Representation – September 14

Earth Speaks: Making Governments Truly Democratic
This Tuesday, September 14
7:30pm – 9pm

It’s election time, and Climate Change is a top voter concern. The promotion and implementation of real democratic practices in the various layers of government – through Proportional Representation and Citizens’ Assemblies – is essential to address the existential threat of the climate crisis in the long term. This Tuesday, September 14th, at 7:30pm, join guest Peter Black, of Fair Vote Canada, for a discussion of Proportional Representation and the potential for implementing it in Canada.
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Big Trees and Mechanicsville Promoting Trees vs Embassies

Via Heather and Daniel:

Mechanicsville Community Association and Big Trees of Kitchissippi invite you to make your voice count in efforts to say YES to more trees and No to embassies at the NCC Burnside property on the Ottawa River in Kitchissippi Ward.

[Poster for More Trees Here]

First, send a video message (hug) to Councillors and Federal Ministers before Earth Day next week, using this simple video platform: https://app.vidhug.com/yes-to-trees-no-to-embassies-/HyZ-FoNL_/record

Use your phone, or record directly on the platform, indoors or (preferably) outdoors to say Yes (and No).

Second, sign this petition calling on the City of Ottawa and NCC to honour their commitments to addressing the climate emergency, by saying Yes to more trees on the site, and No to embassies:  See Petition

Urban Foraging Webinar – April 22

Via Roland…

[Poster of dandilions for urban foraging webinar]
https://hamptoniona.wordpress.com/2021/04/15/urban-foraging-101-webinar/

You are invited to a free webinar on April 22 by the Hampton Iona Community Group. We are pleased to sponsor a webinar by the Friends of Hampton Park and Carlington Park on Urban Foraging. Learn what is available out in your neighbourhood, what can be safely eaten and how to forage in an environmentally, sustainable way. The webinar will take place this Thursday, April 22 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm.

To register for this free webinar, please email urbanweedeater@gmail.com. The Zoom link and other details will be sent Wednesday April 21.

Lorne Cutler
President
Hampton Iona Community Group
http://www.hamptoniona.ca/

Urban Naturalization & Pollinators Webinar – April 22

Via Kris…

Urban Naturalization & Pollinators Webinar

This webinar will teach you everything you need to know about how important urban naturalization is. You also won’t want to miss the launch of our first ever Spring Pollinator Plant Fundraiser! We’ll be going over the native plants that will be on sale and how you can start your very own pollinator garden.

Speakers:

  • Natasha Jovanovic, our very own Living City Program Manager
  • Jess Karafilov, a graduate of Masters of Landscape Architecture at the University of Guelph and one of Ecology Ottawa’s lead volunteers

The webinar will take place on Zoom. The recording of the webinar will be sent to all RSVPs for those who are unable to attend.

Thursday, April 22nd from 6-7 pm EST

https://2020-ecologyottawa.nationbuilder.com/webinar_pollinator_garden