Monday, April 30, 2018

Work Party, Greenway, 3:00 today (April 30)

Weather permitting. If it's raining, no go!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Ikebana Spring Show!

Jane Hood, who used to be really active with Brit Neighbours, asked me to post this ad for her Ikebana group's show. Admission by donation. Workshops!

Ikebana Spring Show!

Work party today, 3:00, Greenway!

Hi Britannia Neighbours,
Work party today (Monday, April 23rd), 3:00, Greenway! Hope you can make it. Should be a beautiful day.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Fwd: Don't forget - Green Streets Plant Swap - This Saturday!!!

From: GreenStreets
Subject: Don't forget - Green Streets Plant Swap - This Saturday!!!
Date: April 20, 2018 at 12:03:19 PM PDT
To: GreenStreets

Hello Green Streets Gardeners!
I hope everyone is having a lovely week and enjoying some of the spring blossoms and bulbs that are coming up. This is a reminder that the Green Streets Annual Plant Swap is happening this Saturday! Find details below.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Tupper Neighbourhood Greenway
500 Block East 23rd Avenue
(Between Carolina and St. George)
·         Swap plants & pick-up compost
·         Listen to live music, meet fellow gardeners & enjoy fun craft activities
·         Get information and advice about gardening & garden initiatives
·         Support the Tupper Neighbourhood Greenway
Bring plants, seeds, and bulbs to swap. Please label your plants. I will have some markers and tags available to do so. If you don't know what your plants are there will be Master Gardeners to help with plant identification, as well as fellow gardeners. 
If you don't have plants to swap come by anyway and meet your fellow gardeners  and chat with the many knowledgeable people participating in the event.  There will also be the opportunity to get free plants after 3:30 as there are often leftovers. 
·         Students from Sir Charles Tupper Secondary will be volunteering by helping with set-up, providing fun craft activities and live music!
·         The Tupper Integrated Neighbourhood Greenway Association known as T.I.N.G.A. will be present to tell their story, invite you to upcoming gardening days and share their beautiful space.
·         The Master Gardeners will be available to answer gardening questions and help you identify plants.
·         The Green Infrastructure team, from the City of Vancouver, will be on hand with information on Green Infrastructure and the Rain City Strategy as well as Bioretention maintenance guidelines for infiltration gardens.
·         Riley Park Community Garden will be there to share what they are doing and let you know how you can take part.
·         Village Vancouver is bringing their seed library and seed saving advice, and to promote their upcoming cooking and gardening workshops.
Hope to see you there!!!
Have a great weekend and happy gardening!
Liz Nowatschin
Green Streets Program Coordinator, Community Gardens Coordinator, Street Horticulture| Street Activities
Engineering Services | City of Vancouver

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Work party tomorrow (Monday), 3:00!

Hi Brit Neighbours,
Work party tomorrow (Monday, April 16), 3:00! As usual, weather permitting. If it turns out to be cold and rainy, cancelled.
If you can make it, bring your tools (kneeling pad, trowel, rake, gloves, secateurs, etc.)...
Paul's got an adequate supply of leaf bags.
I won't be there tomorrow myself because we have a vet appointment in Langley at 2:00. But after tomorrow, I'll be there future Mondays, for sure.

Monday, April 09, 2018

Work party in the Greenway today, weather permitting!

Come to the Greenway at 3:00 today (Mon Apr 9) if you can.
If it's raining, cancelled.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Weather permitting, Work party in the Greenway tomorrow, 3:00

Hi folks,

Today was glorious. If tomorrow's nice, there will be a work party in the Greenway at 3:00, April 2. If cold/windy/miserable/wet, consider it cancelled.
Steve and I are going to look at a potential new dog tomorrow afternoon, so I will have to miss our work party, but I'm sure a few of you will show up.

Here's a real sign of spring — musicians performing in the Greenway this afternoon (photo: Christine). Too bad they're also standing in a planted bed; they apologized.