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Build a labyrinth under red oak this weekend

Build a labyrinth under red oak this weekend

Barbara Brown is a labyrinth builder and someone who regularly guides people on labyrinth walks. She will spend this weekend under the spreading branches of a 100-year-old Northern Red Oak at the Central Experimental Farm,  building a labyrinth. YOU are invited to help with this project, which is part of Beyond the Edge: Artists Gardens at the Farm this year. How can… Read more →

Painting streets to make a point

Painting streets to make a point

I recently learned that the Wellington Village Community Association will be holding an event to paint a mural on Clarendon Ave. on June 7. The reason for painting the pavement? To help reduce speeding on the street, page which creates a boundary along one side of Elmdale School. Painting of pavement originated in Portland, Oregon. Then St. Paul,  Minnesota took… Read more →

Veteran Trees

Owen Clarkin is an Ottawa naturalist and longtime admirer of the craggy Bur Oak and other “veteran trees” such as Rock Elms and Bitternut Hickorys that once dotted the landscape along the Ottawa River. He will be joining us as a blogger shortly,  so watch for some interesting stories and photos to come. In the meantime, he has given me permission… Read more →