Archive | July, 2015

Nepean Community Meeting

Ecology Ottawa’s 1 million tree initiative Tree Ottawa is hosting a community meeting to discuss how we can green up Nepean. With the Emerald Ash Borer devastating our urban forests we are in a unique position to shape the future of our greenspace. We need to have an open discussion with landowners, decision makers, and […]

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Victorian Tea at Experimental Farm’s Arboretum on Sunday July 26

Classic Victorian Tea will be served in ‘the tea room under the trees’ at the Central Experimental Farm Arboretum this Sunday July 26 from 2-4pm. This annual event features all things Victorian.  Some guests over the years dress in classic period costumes and there is a “best hat contest”. Patron’s attending can feel free to […]

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Tree Ottawa will be at Herbfest in Almonte Sunday July 26

Tree Ottawa will be set up at Herbfest in Almonte this July 26 from 9-5pm promoting our tree planting initiative.  The festival is located at The Herb Garden, a privately owned AGRI-tourist destination, which boasts one of the most tranquil places in the Ottawa Valley. Herbfest is an yearly mid-summer event that attracts gardeners, foodies, […]

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Kanata North Butternut Trees and Blanding’s Turtles habitat threatened

Some 3000 homes are going to be built in Kanata North threatening the forest of Butternut trees and Blanding’s Turtle habitat that reside there. These lands are noted by the region to be of ecological significance and a habitat for endangered species. However, the environmental assessment report states that around 150 trees will be clear […]

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Organic Master Gardener Course is being offered in Ottawa and Toronto Fall 2015

The Organic Master Gardener Course is once again being offered in Ottawa and Toronto in the Fall of 2015. This challenging course teaches students the fundamentals for growing plants for ornamental or food.The material is based on the Society for Organic Urban Land Care (SOUL) organic standards. The skills learned will add to professionals own […]

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