As incredible as it might seem in just a few weeks a strip of grass has turned into a “pollinators’ paradise”. Just outside of the Glen Abbey Community Centre, the Pollinator Demonstration Garden that was planted by amazing volunteers is fulfilling its objective of attracting pollinators and educating passers-by.
The ground is now covered with blooming perennials, flowering shrubs and small trees, even some berries are beginning to show up. Our thanks goes to the Town of Oakville (who has been watering the garden as needed) and a group of committed Garden Steward Volunteers that visit the garden every week to tidy the mulch, do some weeding, trim plants and keep it clean. If you want to get involved and help with this rewarding task, please sign up using this link.
Oakvillegreen planted several other Pollinator Gardens this spring including at St. Luke’s Catholic School, Al Falah Islamic School, Anglican Church of the Incarnation, Holy Family Catholic School, St. Andrew Catholic School, St. John Paul II Catholic School and Pine Grove Public School. A big thank you to all the volunteers, staff and students that were involved in helping us pull off this amazing task. Together we planted more than 280 plants that will help increase and enhance pollinator habitat in Oakville.