(text of today’s email to the member list)

Don’t forget the monthly meeting next Wednesday August 26, at 7:30 pm, at the ARCH room in the Perkins Centre. The room is a storefront next to the entry to the Perkins Centre, on the north east corner of Main and Kenilworth. We’ll be making final plans for our float in the Pipeline Parade, planning another road trip, and discussing a possible new “berry patch” project. I’d like to introduce a new feature “plant of the month”. It’ll be an opportunity for members to talk about their favourite plants and give growing tips. And of course there will be door prizes. ur

The Pipeline Trail Pollinator Garden is doing very well. Weeds are less of a problem than I expected but we still need to keep the crabgrass from encroaching. Feel free to have a go at the crabgrass (or
twitchgrass, or plantain, or medic, purslane, or any of the other weeds in there )whenever you are passing by.

If your garden is pollinator friendly, do check out Environment Hamilton’s : certification program .

Mark your calendars for the Pipeline Parade on Saturday, September 26 at 10:00am, at the Kenilworth crossing. Decorate your person-powered float, stroller, wagon, bicycle or mobility scooter for your chance to take home a prize!