• How to Build a Rain Garden and Swale | Avenue Road Baptist Church Work Party

    Register at this link to let us know you're coming!! https://reepgreen.ca/event/raingarden-swale/ WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Join us for a work party where you will learn how to build a rain garden that soaks up water and a swale to channel excess water off of your landscape. Come to observe or better still, pitch in to help us create a beautiful and natural solution to manage the water at Avenue Road Baptist Church. Natural features such as rain gardens and swales work together to soak up run-off and channel it safely away from danger zones to avoid overflow to neighbouring properties. Join us anytime between 10am – 4pm, remember to wear closed toed shoes and dress for the weather! No requirements to join the party, everyone is welcome to help out! Nothing is required for participation except an appetite as our host will be providing food and refreshments for volunteers. A TIMELINE OF THE DAY’S EVENTS (times are approximate) •10:00 am – 10:05 am: Introduction by Executive Director Mary Jane Patterson •10:05 am – 10:20 am: Presentation about rain gardens and swales •10:20 am – 12:15 pm: Pitch in to construct the swale •12:15 pm – 1:00 pm: Break for lunch (will be provided) •1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Fine tuning of landscaping, planting, and watering •3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Cleaning up PRESENTERS Presenter Michael Albanese, Certified RAIN Home Visit Guide, Reep Green Solutions Michael Albanese is an experienced landscaper and master rain gardener who has worked with homeowners to address drainage problems and educate them about green infrastructure on topics such as rain gardens, permeable paving and rainwater harvesting. Michael graduated from University of Waterloo in the Geography and Environmental Management program.

  • How to Build a Rain Garden and Swale | Avenue Road Baptist Church Work Party

    Register at this link to let us know you're coming!! https://reepgreen.ca/event/raingarden-swale/ WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Join us for a work party where you will learn how to build a rain garden that soaks up water and a swale to channel excess water off of your landscape. Come to observe or better still, pitch in to help us create a beautiful and natural solution to manage the water at Avenue Road Baptist Church. Natural features such as rain gardens and swales work together to soak up run-off and channel it safely away from danger zones to avoid overflow to neighbouring properties. Join us anytime between 10am – 4pm, remember to wear closed toed shoes and dress for the weather! No requirements to join the party, everyone is welcome to help out! Nothing is required for participation except an appetite as our host will be providing food and refreshments for volunteers. A TIMELINE OF THE DAY’S EVENTS (times are approximate) •10:00 am – 10:05 am: Introduction by Executive Director Mary Jane Patterson •10:05 am – 10:20 am: Presentation about rain gardens and swales •10:20 am – 12:15 pm: Pitch in to construct the swale •12:15 pm – 1:00 pm: Break for lunch (will be provided) •1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Fine tuning of landscaping, planting, and watering •3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Cleaning up PRESENTERS Presenter Michael Albanese, Certified RAIN Home Visit Guide, Reep Green Solutions Michael Albanese is an experienced landscaper and master rain gardener who has worked with homeowners to address drainage problems and educate them about green infrastructure on topics such as rain gardens, permeable paving and rainwater harvesting. Michael graduated from University of Waterloo in the Geography and Environmental Management program.

  • Jane's Walk: Death and Life of a Great Urban Creek: Mill Creek Walk

    When: Sunday, May 5, 2-3:30 p.m. Where: Begin at Soper Park picnic shelter, end at University of Waterloo School of Architecture building Walk Leader: Cambridge City Green (hosted by Andrew Ramsaroop, City Green volunteer and Paul Willms, Sustainability Planner with the City of Cambridge) We’ll explore the human ecology of a rare cold-water watercourse, Mill Creek from Soper Park to its mouth along the Grand River, and how the creek has been altered, destroyed, and renewed over the past 200 years. The walk will consist of accessible, flat locations (asphalt walking trails, sidewalks). Distance may be an issue for some (i.e. Soper Park to Grand River and back again). Attendees will be encouraged to participate in this walking conversation.

  • Cambridge Community Clean Up

    Needs a location

    Hi everyone, It's that time of year again, daylight savings time has changed making the days longer, I just saw a robin, the ice is melting, and the clouds in the sky look like the opening of a Simpsons episode.... IT'S SPRING !!!!!!!! Cambridge Community Clean Up Day is on Saturday April 27th from 9-12am Check out the poster for the six locations around town where Cambridge City Green volunteers will be stationed to hand out clean up supplies. If you have a big group, or need your supplies sooner for a clean up you are organizing give me a call or email and I'll get you supplies Paul Willms, City of Cambridge Sustainability Planner [masked] ext.4262 [masked]

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  • Seed Library Anniversary Party

    Idea Exchange | Preston

    Celebrate the second anniversary of the Idea Exchange Preston Seed Library with music, food & seed sharing! 2:00-2:30pm: Cake cutting and remarks 2:30-4:00pm: Musical performance by Madison Galloway Our community partners will be in attendance to answer all your seed saving questions: -Preston Community Garden -Seeds of Diversity -rare charitable research reserve

  • Landscape Solutions for Managing Water

    Needs a location

    SPACE IS LIMITED PLEASE REGISTER (FREE) AT EVENTBRITE LINK: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/landscape-solutions-for-managing-water-tickets-49477985988 Learn ways to add landscape solutions like rain gardens, bioswales, and trees into your yard. See first-hand the gardens at Avenue Road Baptist Church that are designed to soak up and filter stormwater. Tour the rain garden and shade trees that reduce water runoff into the newly revamped stormwater pond, before going into nearby Shade’s Mills pond Date/Time: Saturday October 13th, 12:30pm - 1:30pm Location: Avenue Road Baptist Church (465 Avenue Rd, Cambridge, ON N1R 5S4) Registration: Free (space is limited so reserve your spot by registering at the Eventbrite link above) Light refreshments provided Presenter: Becca Robinson, RAIN Coach, Reep Green Solutions Becca Robinson is the Principal Designer and Owner of Grow and Gather Design and is currently the RAIN Coach for REEP Green Solutions. Her practice of landscape architecture centres around the creation of places that promote and celebrate the benefits of interacting with nature. She has been the landscape designer for prestigious projects such as Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre, a City of Edinburgh park adjacent to the Holyrood Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR). She has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan and a B.S. in Environmental Science from University of North Carolina.

  • Our shared heritage with the trees of Preston - PLEASE REGISTER AT LINK BELOW

    Meet at the Preston Idea Exchange and take a walk with us down to historic Riverside Park. Throughout its history, the park has been a gathering spot for people in the community. Learn more about the trees that live and grow in the park and share our urban environment. https://ideaexchange.myshopify.com/products/gardening-and-beyond-our-shared-heritage-with-the-trees-of-preston-september-24-2018-6-30-8-00pm

  • TD Tree Day

    Needs a location

    Registration for TD Tree Days is now open https://www.tdtreedays.com/en-ca/events/904-rare-charitable-research-reserve Since 2010, over 300,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted in communities across North America through TD Tree Days, and this fall thousands of volunteers will come together to further enhance over 100 green spaces for everyone to enjoy. Join us! Where: rare Charitable Research Reserve , 1201 Whistle Bare Road, Cambridge, ON N1R 5S3, CA When: September 22 9:00AM - 12:00PM Additional Information: Please be sure to wear appropriate clothing long pants and running shoes is recommended as it is a hilly location. Registration link: TDTreeDays.com Minor Waiver and Photo Release form Please note attached is the waiver for rare Charitable Research Reserve to be filled out along with TD waivers.

  • Climate Rally 80 by 50

    Cambridge City Hall

    The Region of Waterloo, and cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo councils have unanimously approved an 80% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by 2050. Let's celebrate! Rally together with us to show your support for this target and to build awareness around climate action in Waterloo Region. Join us and local initiatives and organizations committed to local climate action through this celebratory, interactive community event: • Cambridge City Hall Bowman Room, Thursday, July 5, 5 pm to 6:30 pm Please register https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/climate-rally-80-by-50-registration-46859341552 Let's take the next step in creating our clean, low-carbon future!

  • Tree Planting Dumfries Conservation - rescheduled to Monday, May 14th, 6:30pm

    Cambridge Stewardship Dumfries Tree Planting Event. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to plant 300 trees. We will have all of the equipment and trees. Please come prepared for the weather and wear sturdy, closed-toe footwear. If you have never planted a tree before, we will show you how. Bring friends! In case of rain, event is postponed to Monday, May 14, 2018, same time.

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