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Native Plant Garden Tour: Prairie Spruce Commons Co-housing

"We love our small garden areas and raise-beds and are amazed at the food, fruit and trees that can be grown"

Native Plant Garden Tour: Prairie Spruce Commons Co-housing
Native Plant Garden Tour: Prairie Spruce Commons Co-housing

Time & Location

Jul 30, 2024, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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About the Event

"Robin Alert!" …they don’t have many birds around here. Mostly gulls, pigeons, sparrows, and Canada Geese. Prairie Spruce Commons Cohousing is located on Treaty Four Territory and in Canterbury Commons neighbourhood. This area is zoned as ‘mixed-use’. Mixed use means commercial and residential and that means lots of pavement and cement. They love their small garden areas and raise-beds and are amazed at the food, fruit and trees that can be grown. Currently they are focusing on transitioning small-grassed areas around our building, including the City boulevard, to native prairie plant gardens. They are on the lookout for Robins and other varieties of birds and pollinators to find their way here, as they somehow miraculously do.

ETIQUETTE AND SUGGESTIONS FOR GARDEN TOUR PARTICIPANTS:

1. The event will be identified with a Nature Regina yard sign.

2. Don’t pick the seed. Many gardeners would like to save the seed for birds. Seed may be available from Nature Regina.

3. If the site is a private garden ask permission to take photos. Many Volunteers have been showing their yard all day. Don’t outwear your welcome, leave at the time noted on the schedule. Front yards can of course be viewed outside of official garden hours. Put show respect and stay on the public sidewalk. Stick to the pathways unless the garden caretakers say you can walk on the lawn;

4. If its hot remember a water bottle and hat.

5. If you have children, please monitor them. Do not let them run through the garden beds. No pets in the gardens.

6. Be kind and understanding. Using native plants has a different aesthetic, and success is not measured in garden design elements, but in the

number of insects and birds that come to your yard. We have many types of yards from manicured to wild, from newly planted, to well-established.

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