Wed. Oct. 26th, 2011 - 7pm to 8:30pm at Rec Center, main floor activity room. Come one come all to the Friends Fall Park meeting. Along with usual reports there'll be updates and new initiatives to consider. And ample opportunity for community members, like yourself ;-) share ideas, discuss issues and get involved with us. Remember, it's all about keeping our park as a clean, safe, urban greenspace to cherish for years to come. Agenda to be posted soon. If you have anything you'd like to present or discuss in particular, we can include on the agenda. Please send us an email no later than a week before the meeting for inclusion. Minutes from our June meeting are under 'About Us' and 'Past Meetings'. Attached is a poster for meeting, please help us get the word out by printing and sticking up in your shop window or condo bulletin board. Thank you!
A big HUGE thank you to the 13 volunteers who came by last Saturday (August 13) and spent several hours pulling burdock, applying fresh mulch to the farmer's market area and pulling weeds from the garden gate flower beds. What a difference it's made!
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! Mayor Ford and some City councillors want to increase user fees across Toronto for many important services and programs. Among them is Farmers' Markets. The Toronto Farmers Market Network (tfmn.ca) has started a petition to stop fee increases to Farmers' Markets. Any increase in the cost to Toronto Farmers' Markets may put farmers in a position where they can no longer participate. Please send a message to Mayor Ford and your councillor telling them to keep fees to Farmers' Markets low by signing the petition. We need to get as many signatures as possible by early Sept. 2011.
Please spread the word/share this information. Thank you.
One of the oldest trees in our park, per our 2009 tree inventory, is the Shagbark Hickory in the north end near Dundas Street West. As of this week though, it's sporting an orange dot of death. This means it's marked for removal. The tree has been unwell and losing foliage and branches for a number of years but it is still sad to see it go.
For more information see here.
The current drought conditions have come to the point where "Officials are asking people to break out their hoses and saturate trees on their own property and on city boulevards and local parks."
Read the Weather Network's article.
Some four dozen volunteers currently regularly water the newly planted saplings in our park. But there are still two pair of Sakura cherry trees and 11 new saplings needing regular watering and needing adopters -- can you step up and help? If so, contact adoptatree (at) trinitybellwoods.ca
In fact all the trees in the park, young and old, are in need of water. If you are a neighbor of the park please, as the above article suggests, consider watering the trees nearest you -- it would be such a shame to lose them.