Oakvillegreen’s spring mulch fest!
In association with Town of Oakville
During the week of June 12, the Oakvillegreen’s mulch fest returned for the spring. Approximately, 57 cubic yards of mulch supplied by the Town of Oakville were spread around trees, shrubs and gardens of 10 schools in Oakville.
Children from 10 different schools participated in the event. They engaged in a fun and healthy eco-activity in the outdoors helping to improve the soil quality around plants.
Mulch is a covering material placed on the surface of soils which inhibits weed germination, holds moisture and moderates soil-temperature fluctuations. In hot summer areas it helps keep root plants cool and encourage beneficial soil organisms.
The Town supplied wood chips from cut down trees (dead ash trees, twigs and branches from pruning woody plants, etc.) as a mulching material encouraging a sustainable way of reusing organic matter.
Oakvillegreen protecting the environment and promoting sustainable planning.
We just finished the first year of our Oakvillegreen Youth Stewards (OCAYS) and we couldn’t be happier and more proud!
More than 160 youth helped to increase biodiversity and awareness of the natural world. Thanks to our collaborators we were able to offer a wide variety of activities in the environmental field. Our OCAYS participated in activities like tree planting, invasive species removal, salamander monitoring, bird banding, tree ID, invasive species early detection programs, pollinator workshops, solitary beebox building, job shadowing and more.
We at Oakvillegreen believe that engaging youth, and encouraging them to make a difference themselves, plays a key role in cementing the drive for protecting our environment in future generations. We thank all who participated, as well as the Trillium Foundation and our community partners, for enabling us be part of something bigger than the individual. We truly do appreciate it.
Good luck with your exams and stay tuned! We are already planning a great 2017-2018 season!
Oakvillegreen’s 12th Annual Giant Community Garage Sale was a smashing success! The weather was beautiful and the feedback from vendors and shoppers was very positive.
A big thank you to all our vendors, volunteers, organizers and sponsors for joining in and helping out! By supporting our fundraising garage sale, you are supporting Oakvillegreen to continue to advocate for the environment, offer free community and school environmental education programs, and to carry out our community tree planting and urban forest stewardship initiatives.
- Town of Oakville
- Doug Adams: M&M Meats, 2163 6th Line
- Geoff Shore: Tim Horton’s at Cross Avenue – in the Home Depot plaza
- Roger Lapworth for providing music
Thanks especially to our registration coordinator, Sandra, for the many hours she put into coordinating and organizing our vendors!
Finally, a BIG THANK YOU to Margaret who has been our Garage Sale Coordinator for the past 9 years! Margaret is officially and deservedly retiring from this role this year!
We are searching for a new Garage Sale Coordinator! Could it be you? Let us know via email@example.com if you are interested. Rest assured that after 9 years organizing Margaret has the event logistics running like a fine-tuned machine!