Environment Days!

This Thursday, May 26th is Councillor Mary Margaret McMahon’s Environment Day.  She’s promised to make it the best one in the city.  That seems a tall order for an event that is punctuated by a huge pile of reformulated poop, but if anyone can make poop fun it’s her.  There will be music (Lost Boys), refreshments, environment groups, games and other fun.  Bring your old batteries and other such toxins.  It’s at Ted Reeve Arena (Gerrard and Main) from 4-8 p.m.

If want to actually compare the environment days, you could check out Councillor Janet Davis’ Environment Day on Saturday, June 4th at Stan Wadlow Clubhouse (373 Cedarvale).  Councillor Davis also plans to have local entertainment and will accept your batteries and old electronics as well.

To find out exactly what you can drop off at the environment days or what you can pick up (composters, rain barrels etc), check out this link as well as the dates of other environment days around the city.

Don’t forget DECA’s container gardening workshop next Saturday at Kimbourne United Church.  Contact Melissa at decagardens(at)gmail.com to register or learn more.

DECA Learns Container Gardening Workshop

Container Gardening Workshop. Saturday May 28th., 2-4pm

Spring has finally sprung! Emphasis on finally. What’s that they say?  May showers bring June flowers?

Next Saturday, join instructor and DECA executive member, Melissa Peretti at Kimbourne United Church (200 Wolverleigh near Coxwell and Danforth) for our latest DECA Learns workshop.

This container gardening workshop is meant for people in the city who want to grow food plants and have little or no access to soil or ground. The information is basic enough for beginners and hopefully informative enough for a more experienced city farmer.

If you want to till your own soil and taste the fruits, leaves and flowers of your labour, then join us!

The benefits of home container gardening include access to your own local, economical, fresh food, cleaner air through living plants, food for pollinators, educational for children …. the list goes on.

Topics will include:

  • Identifying your resources and site assessment
  • Introduction to garden planning
  • Establishing a container garden
  • Selecting containers, soil and plants
  • Seeding
  • Organic fertilizers and natural pest sprays, and
  • Maintenance.

Sign up soon. Space is limited to 20 participants. A $5 donation to DECA will be appreciated for future community projects.

email decagardens@gmail.com