It isn’t often that the Sault Ste. Marie Horticultural Society and the Allard St. Community Garden pair up to offer two plant sales on two subsequent weekends. However, plant lovers will have another opportunity to snap up tomato seedlings, herbs and perennial favourites as well as Clean North's trees and shrubs. The third annual $1 $2 $3 Plant Sale will be held this Saturday, May 31 at the Allard St. Community Garden located at 105 Allard St. (next to the Red Cross building) from 8 am to noon, rain or shine.
This sale will take place from 9 am to noon at United Baptist Church at 41 Malabar Drive. It's a great opportunity to augment your garden….Two feature plants this year will be rhubarb and lovage. The latter is a perennial herb that smells and tastes a lot like celery, only better! It's fantastic in soups and stews.
Don't miss a very special presentation of the award-winning documentary Revolution—a film about changing the world, going for it, taking a stand, and fighting for something.
Check out two local news articles about Seedy Saturday, which features a documentary about our disappearing bees as well as a demo of worm composting!
Sault Star article that quotes Clean North member Ursula Schleen talking about our disappearing bees
Sootoday.com article that talks about worm composting demo to be featured at Seedy Saturday
Seedy Saturday takes place Sunday, March 1 (see details below). It will include a seed exchange, fun activities for kids, farmers market vendors, and much more!
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Feeling dragged down by winter? Well, cheer up! Seedy Saturday, the kick off to the gardening season, is coming up in just a few weeks! This year's event at Sault College on March 1 promises to be just as fantastic as last year's, with a seed exchange, seeds for general sale, other gardening items for sale, gardening talks, children's activities, farmers market vendors, and much more! Check out the poster at the bottom of this post for more details about Seedy Saturday, which is brought to you by Seeds of Diversity, the Sault Ste. Marie Horticultural Society, Clean North, and USC Canada.
And that's not all! This event will also feature a screening of the highly acclaimed film Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page. This film centers on the sudden disappearance of honey bees from beehives around the world, caused by the poorly understood phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder or CCD. Check out the video trailer below.
Please share this information with all your gardening friends!
Over the past 20+ years, Clean North's Christmas tree recycling program has helped keep thousands of trees out of the Sault Ste. Marie landfill. But we need volunteers to collect the trees and chip them into mulch. If you have some time in the next week or so, why not help out? This is a great community service opportunity for the teens in your life, so do share this information with them!
If you can help out, please contact Clean North (705-945-1573 or email@example.com).
The Christmas tree collection is taking place in the parking lot of Cambrian Mall. Styrofoam, cardboard, and magazines are also being accepted for recycling, and clean towels and blankets are being accepted for the Humane Society. Chipping starts Sunday January 12 at 8 am and mulch will be available at 10:30.
Please note that the City does NOT pick up Christmas trees at the curb.
Clean North and Sault College’s Peace and Conflict Studies Program are sponsoring a free screening of the National Film Board of Canada’s inspirational film Earth Keepers at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13 in the Multi Media Lab B1170 at Sault College (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.).
This 82-minute film chronicles the quest of young Quebecois Mikael Rioux to find concrete solutions to the problems our planet faces. Driven by his passionate concern for the world his young son will inherit, Mikael travels the world to track down innovative projects developed by several planetary visionaries. The visionaries offer concrete solutions to a number of ecological problems. Those he meets provide a survival guide for our planet and source of hope for our future. These “earth keepers” include Christian de Laet, John Todd and Nancy Jack Todd, Ashok Khosla, Peter Koenig, Dr Karl-Henrik Robert, Marilyn Mehlmann, and Wangari Maathai.
Afterwards those who wish to stay can join us in a facilitated discussion of the film.
Free parking is available in the Northern Avenue Lot.
Please share this information with others you know who might be interested in this event.
Is there any more wonderful thing you can do to help your community than plant a tree?
When you plant trees, you plant hope, help clean the air, help stop erosion, help slow climate change—even help lower crime rates!
Christian Lemay of Shaw TV has produced a brief feature about two recent community tree plants in the Sault area, one on Landslide Hill and the other on a berm along Carmen's Way in the city's east end. Among those participating in the tree plants were Clean North's Don McGorman and Ward 1 City Councillor Steve Butland. You can watch this feature below!
If you'd like to get involved in community tree plants, contact Clean North, firstname.lastname@example.org, (705) 945-1573.
The City of Sault Ste. Marie encourages residents to take part in Sault Freecycle Day today (Saturday, September 21, 2013).
You can participate by simply placing re-usable unwanted items at the end of your driveway with a sign labelled Free–for other residents and neighbours to pick up and take away.
Sault Freecycle Saturday is a Green event initiated by local organizer Anita Beckett.
For more information, email email@example.com, like the Sault Freecycle Facebook page or check out the Sault Freecycle forum for posting items you want or items you have to give away (http://saultkickittothecurb.boards.net/).
Items not picked up by 9 p.m. Saturday evening are the responsibility of participating homeowners/residents and must be returned to their homes.
There will be no special waste pickup by the City Public Works and Transportation department for this event. Let’s recycle on Sault Freecycle Saturday! Pass this info onto your friends, neighbours, and relatives!