Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sunday, work party for just one hour! 3:00-4:00

Hi Britannia Neighbours,
Come if you can at 3:00 on Sunday Nov 1st -- yikes, it's already
November! -- for a one-hour work party! We'll rake and bag oak leaves
and plant some bulbs.
No need to RSVP but we'd love to see you.
Cheers and happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Oct 25th, Sunday work party, 3:00-5:00

Hi all,
Just wanted you to know that I'll be about 45 minutes late to our work
party tomorrow and Pat will be about an hour late (she's working at
Brit's Info Centre until 4:00) but the show must go on! Wayne has
agreed to take charge, starting at 3:00.
There will be rakes and garden debris bags.
There are sure to be plenty of oak leaves to rake up ... and there's
still a little compost to spread. There are several plants to put in
the ground as well. Pat has some bulbs and some oregano. I have some
hens-and-chicks and a large "sea holly" plant (sunny area required)
donated to us by Catherine Kerr, guerrilla gardener extraordinaire
(over on Sophia Street). And Jane might have a rhodo to put in.
So please do come if you can. No need to RSVP.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hi Britannia Neighbours,

We had a very productive work party today -- Sunday -- and raked and
bagged a million oak leaves and spread our little mountain of damp and
steaming compost over all the beds on the north side of the Greenway!

Next week, we'll meet again and do some more raking and bagging ...
and plant a few plants and bulbs.
Please join us if you can! No need to RSVP.
Napier Square Work Party, Sunday, Oct 25th, 3:00.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Out of the Blue Box

Recycle all plastics, electronics and much more for a small fee.

Finally, you can deal with all that material that is not accepted by city recycling.

Saturday, October 17th, from 9:00-noon at the Britannia Parking Lot off Napier Street at Woodland.

Part of the proceeds go to Britannia Community Services Centre Society.

For more information call 604-718-5815.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Compost! and Sunday Work Parties, 3:00-5:00, Oct 18th and Oct 25th

Hello Britannia Neighbours,

The City will be providing us with a small load of compost to spread in the Greenway beds. Thank you, Erin!
It should arrive sometime this Friday (Oct 9th). Wayne's son belongs to an Ultimate team and they have volunteered to come and spread the compost -- a big job, and we are most grateful! I think they'll be coming on Oct 17th or 18th. I'll talk to Wayne about the details.

In any event, we have lots of things to do in the Greenway. We need to plant the rhodo that Jane is donating. We also have slews of plants that Pat has been storing. She also has a couple of bags of narcissus bulbs that she got at the Green Streets Garden Party. Those will be lovely, come spring!
I have a couple of plants, too.
So ... Please write Sunday Work Parties, 3:00-5:00, Oct 18th and Oct 25th, into your calendar.
See you then. No need to RSVP! Just come if you can and bring your gardening tools.

I have asked Erin Macdonald  (Green Streets Coordinator) to retain the bench that was removed from the "living room" area in storage rather than reinstalling it. Losing that one bench seems to have changed the dynamics of the Greenway for the better. It's always good, however, to have a spare bench that matches the others in storage in case another one is vandalized. Hope you all agree.