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Hi all, anyone here live in Old Ottawa South who would be interested in helping me start a community garden? (or know others who are already planning one?)
If so pls. email me at bellybuh@yahoo.ca

Thanks!

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Hi Lori,

A community garden in OOS sounds great. I don't know of any others who are already starting one, but an ad in the OSCAR would probably help us find out.

Where are you at on this project? Do you have a spot in mind?

Thanks,
Sarah
Hi. A community garden in OOS would be a great idea - count me in! I agree that an ad in the OSCAR would be a great way to pull interested people together, and announce a meeting on the events board in the oldottawasouth.ca website.
Hi Sarah,

Sorry for taking a while to respond-- it's been a hectic few weeks at work for me.

I've heard from a few other people interested in helping establish a garden, so am trying to arrange for a time for us all to meet up and discuss next steps. If you'd like to attend, please click on the following link and fill out the chart to indicate your availability, to help pick a date:
http://www.doodle.com/hewk6tbrz9z3p7xn

Thanks, cheers,

Lori

Sarah Fraser said:
Hi Lori,

A community garden in OOS sounds great. I don't know of any others who are already starting one, but an ad in the OSCAR would probably help us find out.

Where are you at on this project? Do you have a spot in mind?

Thanks,
Sarah
Hi Sarah,

We have set a meeting for this Sunday, May 9 at 7:30 pm. I was thinking we could meet at my place, which is right near Bank and Riverdale, then walk around the park (Linda Thom/Windsor Park) to check out possible locations.

Please email me at bellybuh@yahoo.ca so I can send you my address and other details.

Anyone else who is interested in helping to start a community garden in Old Ottawa South is welcome to attend! Just drop me a message at bellybuh@yahoo.ca.

Cheers,

Lori
Great idea, George.

Also, let webeditor@oldottawasouth.ca know when there is a meeting and she'll go (her alter ego, Citizen Gwen, is very interested in a community garden as well, on a personal level). It may be possible to arrange a meeting place through OSCA, as well. Right now the Ladies' Parlour at Southminster church is being used for meetings until the community centre (Old Firehall) is renovated. They should be moving back in June, and there will be more space, possibly available for a meeting of this kind.

George Irish said:
Hi. A community garden in OOS would be a great idea - count me in! I agree that an ad in the OSCAR would be a great way to pull interested people together, and announce a meeting on the events board in the oldottawasouth.ca website.
Oh dear, I see I missed knowing about this meeting. Please can someone email webeditor@oldottawasouth.ca and report what transpired at the meeting? Will there be another?

Gwen Gall said:
Great idea, George.

Also, let webeditor@oldottawasouth.ca know when there is a meeting and she'll go (her alter ego, Citizen Gwen, is very interested in a community garden as well, on a personal level). It may be possible to arrange a meeting place through OSCA, as well. Right now the Ladies' Parlour at Southminster church is being used for meetings until the community centre (Old Firehall) is renovated. They should be moving back in June, and there will be more space, possibly available for a meeting of this kind.

George Irish said:
Hi. A community garden in OOS would be a great idea - count me in! I agree that an ad in the OSCAR would be a great way to pull interested people together, and announce a meeting on the events board in the oldottawasouth.ca website.
Bytowne Urban Gardens has a new Garden in the Glebe (Glendale Memorial Park). Just food and the community gardening network were great partners in getting the garden through the red tape.

Cheers,

Pamela
Update on status of community garden planning

Howdy all, just wanted to give a brief update on where this idea has gone.

* I've gathered together a handful of volunteers who want to help establish the garden.

* We presented the community garden idea to OS Watch, the Ottawa South Community Association committee that deals with land use & development issues, and they passed a motion supporting the idea, in principle, of a community garden for the neighbourhood

* We identified a few possible locations for a future garden:

* The open grass area at the far east end of Windsor Park. (Just before the Belmont Ave. entrance).

* The land behind the Lexington apartments (Ottawa Community Housing building) at 507 Riverdale. It seems this patch of land (the grass area, bordered by trees) is owned partly by OCH, and partly by the city as part of Windsor Park.

* A couple spots in Brewer Park

Does anyone know someone who lives in the 507 Riverdale apartments? It would be fantastic to get some of the residents involved and supportive of this.

As always, anyone interested in helping out with establishing the garden, please email me at bellybuh@yahoo.ca and I will keep you in the loop!
Hi
I am moving into 507 in September. I can def. get my neighbors involved. I hope we can make this work it would be awesome!

Marnie Mandel

Lori Waller said:
Update on status of community garden planning

Howdy all, just wanted to give a brief update on where this idea has gone.

* I've gathered together a handful of volunteers who want to help establish the garden.

* We presented the community garden idea to OS Watch, the Ottawa South Community Association committee that deals with land use & development issues, and they passed a motion supporting the idea, in principle, of a community garden for the neighbourhood

* We identified a few possible locations for a future garden:

* The open grass area at the far east end of Windsor Park. (Just before the Belmont Ave. entrance).

* The land behind the Lexington apartments (Ottawa Community Housing building) at 507 Riverdale. It seems this patch of land (the grass area, bordered by trees) is owned partly by OCH, and partly by the city as part of Windsor Park.

* A couple spots in Brewer Park

Does anyone know someone who lives in the 507 Riverdale apartments? It would be fantastic to get some of the residents involved and supportive of this.

As always, anyone interested in helping out with establishing the garden, please email me at bellybuh@yahoo.ca and I will keep you in the loop!
Hi Marnie:

Can I put the gist of this on the Old Ottawa South website today? It will go out tonight in our e-newsletter to several hundred subscribers. I can make the contact different, (such as "contact webeditor@oldottawasouth.ca") instead of yours, if you prefer.

I'm really keen on supporting this initiative! (And eventually getting a little plot of my own, too.)

Cheers,
Gwen

Marnie said:
Hi
I am moving into 507 in September. I can def. get my neighbors involved. I hope we can make this work it would be awesome!

Marnie Mandel

Lori Waller said:
Update on status of community garden planning

Howdy all, just wanted to give a brief update on where this idea has gone.

* I've gathered together a handful of volunteers who want to help establish the garden.

* We presented the community garden idea to OS Watch, the Ottawa South Community Association committee that deals with land use & development issues, and they passed a motion supporting the idea, in principle, of a community garden for the neighbourhood

* We identified a few possible locations for a future garden:

* The open grass area at the far east end of Windsor Park. (Just before the Belmont Ave. entrance).

* The land behind the Lexington apartments (Ottawa Community Housing building) at 507 Riverdale. It seems this patch of land (the grass area, bordered by trees) is owned partly by OCH, and partly by the city as part of Windsor Park.

* A couple spots in Brewer Park

Does anyone know someone who lives in the 507 Riverdale apartments? It would be fantastic to get some of the residents involved and supportive of this.

As always, anyone interested in helping out with establishing the garden, please email me at bellybuh@yahoo.ca and I will keep you in the loop!
Hi Lori:

Can I put the gist of this on the Old Ottawa South website today? It will go out tonight in our e-newsletter to several hundred subscribers. I can make the contact different, (such as "contact webeditor@oldottawasouth.ca") instead of yours, if you prefer.

I'm really keen on supporting this initiative! (And eventually getting a little plot of my own, too.)

Cheers,
Gwen

Lori Waller said:
Update on status of community garden planning

Howdy all, just wanted to give a brief update on where this idea has gone.

* I've gathered together a handful of volunteers who want to help establish the garden.

* We presented the community garden idea to OS Watch, the Ottawa South Community Association committee that deals with land use & development issues, and they passed a motion supporting the idea, in principle, of a community garden for the neighbourhood

* We identified a few possible locations for a future garden:

* The open grass area at the far east end of Windsor Park. (Just before the Belmont Ave. entrance).

* The land behind the Lexington apartments (Ottawa Community Housing building) at 507 Riverdale. It seems this patch of land (the grass area, bordered by trees) is owned partly by OCH, and partly by the city as part of Windsor Park.

* A couple spots in Brewer Park

Does anyone know someone who lives in the 507 Riverdale apartments? It would be fantastic to get some of the residents involved and supportive of this.

As always, anyone interested in helping out with establishing the garden, please email me at bellybuh@yahoo.ca and I will keep you in the loop!
Hi Marnie:

I meant to quote Lori on the OOS website: worry not! My mistake. I have now asked Lori correctly.

Thanks,
Gwen

Gwen Gall said:
Hi Marnie:

Can I put the gist of this on the Old Ottawa South website today? It will go out tonight in our e-newsletter to several hundred subscribers. I can make the contact different, (such as "contact webeditor@oldottawasouth.ca") instead of yours, if you prefer.

I'm really keen on supporting this initiative! (And eventually getting a little plot of my own, too.)

Cheers,
Gwen

Marnie said:
Hi
I am moving into 507 in September. I can def. get my neighbors involved. I hope we can make this work it would be awesome!

Marnie Mandel

Lori Waller said:
Update on status of community garden planning

Howdy all, just wanted to give a brief update on where this idea has gone.

* I've gathered together a handful of volunteers who want to help establish the garden.

* We presented the community garden idea to OS Watch, the Ottawa South Community Association committee that deals with land use & development issues, and they passed a motion supporting the idea, in principle, of a community garden for the neighbourhood

* We identified a few possible locations for a future garden:

* The open grass area at the far east end of Windsor Park. (Just before the Belmont Ave. entrance).

* The land behind the Lexington apartments (Ottawa Community Housing building) at 507 Riverdale. It seems this patch of land (the grass area, bordered by trees) is owned partly by OCH, and partly by the city as part of Windsor Park.

* A couple spots in Brewer Park

Does anyone know someone who lives in the 507 Riverdale apartments? It would be fantastic to get some of the residents involved and supportive of this.

As always, anyone interested in helping out with establishing the garden, please email me at bellybuh@yahoo.ca and I will keep you in the loop!

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