#23: Let’s Build a Living Wall

IMG_2971So you’ve seen the living wall at the airport – a mosaic of lush green plants. And you’ve always wondered how to make one. Well, wonder no more. The last event of our Old Strathcona Greening Project is building a living wall together!

Sunday, August 30 2015
1 – 3 PM
3rd Floor,
Roots on Whyte Community Building
8135 – 102 Street
Refreshments will be provided. Kids and newbies welcome!

Come join in a free workshop to plant a living wall together inside Old Strathcona’s Roots on Whyte community building. The workshop will be led by Axis Mundi Artistry, local makers of beautiful terrariums, necklaces, and other art made out of living plants.

This workshop is the culmination of a year-long project led by Shareable Neighbourhood volunteers to empower residents to be active participants in making our neighbourhood a little greener. With the support of the City of Edmonton and Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Avenue, we decided to teach people how to install compost bins, rain barrels, and indoor living walls. With this living wall, we’ll be improving indoor air quality and teaching you how to make your own building a little greener!

Come have fun getting your hands a little dirty with us and build a lasting piece of green art together.

RSVP by emailing shareablen@gmail.com.

This venue is wheelchair accessible, as are the bathrooms.

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Shareable Neighbourhood #22: Meet the Water Warriors and Mulch Masters

At long last, we are ready to introduce you to our neighbourhood’s new composting and rain barreling heroes. Come adventure with us on a special two night tour to meet the participants in our Old Strathcona Greening Project and learn tips on composting and saving rain water in your own home.

Rebecca meets Debbie

Thursday, July 30 2015
7 PM
Meet at Wild Earth Bakery & Cafe (8902-99 St)

and

Friday, July 31 2015
7 PM
Meet at 10423-85 Ave

Kids and pets welcome. Look for the yellow butterfly net.
Come on one or both tours!

Over the last year, Shareable Neighbourhood volunteers have been designing a project that will empower residents to be active participants in making our neighbourhood a little greener. With the support of the City of Edmonton and Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Avenue, we decided to teach people how to install compost bins, rain barrels, and indoor living walls.

This summer, over 20 residents and community organizations have signed up to become rain barrel Water Warriors and composting Mulch Masters. We gave them workshops and tools to set them up, and now they’re ready to share what they know.

Come learn how you too can be a Water Warrior or Mulch Master, and get to know Old Strathcona and Mill Creek a little better!

This project has been generously supported by a grant from the City of Edmonton’s Neighbourhood Action Program. And save the date on August 30 for our living wall workshop at Roots on Whyte.

Delivery Begins!

At long last, the composters and rain barrels for this year’s Greening Project have come in, and they look fantastic. You’ll notice such chic and exotic features as: a mesh net on top of your rain barrel lid to strain out leaves and bugs, an easy-to-remove-lid for your composter, and a rich black colour to get your composter nice and toasty. We start delivering this week, and we are so excited to get them out to everybody’s home!

Stay tuned for updates on our public tours of the homes where all these new beauties will be residing.