What we’re about
Cambridge City Green is a small group of volunteers that leverage dozens of other groups and thousands of individuals in Cambridge, Ontario to "be the change they want to see in the world." CCG is composed of volunteers who develop, host, and support community environmental projects like tree planting through the Cambridge Stewardship project, litter clean ups through the Community Clean Up Day, and an annual event (workshops, movie nights, etc.). CCG has been around since 1993 and is an action-oriented subcommittee of the Cambridge Environmental Advisory Committee of Council. Cambridge City Green initiated the Cambridge Stewardship project in 2007 with seven founding partners and one planting site. In the past 9 years (2007-2015), over 75+ groups and 3,000+ volunteers have planted over 10,000 indigenous trees, shrubs, and wildflowers at 23 sites during 81 planting events across Cambridge. Every year 3000-5000 individual volunteers and 50+ groups help take care of litter through the Cambridge Community Clean Up. Each year we plan an annual event, invite keynote speakers and local organizations doing interesting things, with an objective of positive change (rather than sitting around and complaining and blaming) and what YOU can do tommorrow. If you want to join Cambridge City Green in planning community projects, or starting new ones, or just want to participate in one of the events let us know.
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- Bee City Seedy Saturday768 Blair Rd, Cambridge, ON
# Bee City Seedy Saturday
**Location: *rare ***ECO Centre and Slit Barn, 768 Blair Road, Cambridge
Need Transportation? Take Grand River Transit, Route #57 Blair and get off at the Blair / Old Mill stop. Walk the short distance (90 metres) to rare’s main office at 1679 Blair Rd. A free Langs shuttle service will take you from 1679 Blair Rd to Bee City Seedy Saturday (2.2km) between 9:45am and 11:30am. Return shuttles to 1679 Blair Rd will run at 11am and 12 noon.
This is a free drop-in event combining Seedy Saturday, the Bee City Cambridge Annual Expo and the 2024 season launch of One Seed, One Community!
For Seedy Saturday, everyone is welcome to share and exchange seeds! You’ll meet fellow gardeners and find exciting seed varieties that other seed savers are sharing. We encourage attendance whether you are a first-time gardener or a seasoned expert. Please bring small, well-marked packets of vegetable, herb, and native pollinator plant seeds. If you don’t have any seeds to contribute to the exchange, come anyway! Some people will simply share their seeds and the interesting stories that come with them. If you have lots of seeds to share, please consider a seed donation to the food bank garden project at rare as well as the Seed Libraries at Idea Exchange Preston and the Cambridge Food Bank.
At the Bee City Cambridge Expo, see what your community has been doing to protect its pollinators. Visit the displays from the organizations in Cambridge. Learn the facts about pollinator ecology, how our gardeners have embraced the pollinator challenge, and how you too can create pollinator habitats!
Finally, One Seed, One Community Cambridge (OSOC Cambridge) is an initiative that unites the Cambridge and North Dumfries community in the shared experience of growing nutritious food and saving seeds. Created by four local organizations: Cambridge Food Bank, rare Charitable Research Reserve, Seeds of Diversity, and Idea Exchange, OSOC Cambridge is an annual program that offers free seeds, community connections, and the experience of growing and sharing food. Each year a new seed variety is selected by OSOC Cambridge. We are excited to reveal the OSOC Cambridge seed variety at Seedy Saturday and you will be able to take home a free packet of the seed of the year!
Music will be provided by Tea For Three: Tea For Three consists of Paul Morris, Gwen Potter & Brad McEwen. The repertoire is traditional folk music, mostly from England, but with lots of tunes from France, Belgium, Scotland, Canada, Scandinavia & anywhere else as long as they like it & it fits.
### Who’s Attending?
Bee City Cambridge is a designation that acknowledges Cambridge for setting an example that inspires residents with the knowledge that they all have a role to play in protecting pollinators. Made up of various community partners, the Cambridge Bee City Committee has been dedicated to pollinator education, habitat creation, and project monitoring for almost two decades. Visit the booths of these community partners to hear about their pollinator friendly stories. There will be plenty to see and do for the whole family.