Spring is in the air!
A message from the Parks and Gardens Director, Bryan Evans.
Welcome to our early spring and gorgeous weather that gets us all thinking of gardening and blooming flowers. I wanted to let everyone know that the Community League has now purchased a Porta-Potty that will be stationed at the Community Gardens year round. (Positioned closer to the toboggan hill in winter). We will be having it serviced on a regular basis, but if you find that it needs cleaning or service, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can make arrangements for cleaning right away. We are excited to be able to provide our members with this service.
Speaking of the Community Gardens, a huge thank you to Bob Fraser and his peeps for making arrangements that will allow garden members to begin their plating by the May 14th weekend. The only thing left to do is the spring rototilling. If you wish to inquire about renting a spot or to be put on the wait-list, contact Bob directly at 780-456-0671. I am excited to once again meet our community members and neighbours throughout the summer at the Griesbach Gardens. If you are not a gardener, it is still a great place to meet your neighbours, especially during the week nights when loads of people come out to work the soil and ensure their garden is doing well.
Our public trees are thirsty. Can you help by watering them?
It has been a hot spring with little moisture. Many of our old stand spruce trees are looking very sad and THIRSTY. I would encourage people with boulevard trees to give them some water this spring and summer. My fear is if we rely on the rains, we may very well lose some of those large trees that mean so much to our community. If we all pitch in and water these old stand trees we can help ensure some of that which makes Griesbach special, remains for years to come.
Please don't dump grass clipping in the community. Go Bagless and leave them on your lawn.
I also want to remind community members that grass clippings are not to be placed on public property, including the boulevard along 97th Street or any empty lot. The City of Edmonton encourages you to go green and leave the clippings on your lawn. Here's a great article from the Edmonton Sun
. Or learn more about going bagless from the City of Edmonton