Grab your gardening gloves and trowel, it’s time to dig into the upcoming gardening season. There is so much benefit from having your own garden whether it be in your own backyard or through a community plot. Not only is it a fun and relaxing pastime – growing your own food or even just planting flowers is a great way to live green!
Some sustainable gardening tips to keep in mind include using compost, collecting water in rain barrels, using recycled gardening supplies and planting for the bees by planting flowers that produce plenty of nectar and pollen.
On the note of composting, to help out with gardening the City of Calgary will be offering compost from May 10th to June 26th. The compost is available to pick up by appointment and is complimentary. More details can be found here https://www.calgary.ca/uep/wrs/recycling-information/residential-services/green-cart/green-cart-compost-giveaway.html
We can expect to see lots of gardening happening in the community. Especially since The Mount Pleasant Community Garden is full again this year. Here’s to another wonderful growing season!
Keep a look out on our Facebook page for more details on sustainable gardening tips and tricks to be shared during the month of May.
Also happening this month is an important event in the community. On Sunday May 9th from 9am-2pm at the Sportsplex West Parking Lot (610 23rd Ave NW), the annual community clean-up will be a go! COVID safety measures such as mask wearing, distancing and sanitizer on site will be in place. This is a great opportunity to get all those spring cleaning items cleaned up and off to be donated or recycled.
Acceptable items include:
- Items for Donation
- Mattress Recycling
- Metal Recycling
- CFL bulbs for recycling
- Car Seat recycling
Unacceptable items include: Hazardous Waste, large appliances, commercial waste
This year we will also be collection food bank donations and refundable can donations for the MPCA cargo bike program! More details on this new program to be announced later so stay tuned!
If you want to get involved and be a part of making Mount Pleasant a greener community, we would love to have you join the committee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you have any questions. As well please check out our Mount Pleasant Green Initiative Group on Facebook! You can find us on the Mount Pleasant Community Association page.
The MPCA Green Initiatives Committee