Rossbrook House and Green Action Centre have teamed up with Depave Paradise project to remove the concrete in front of Rossbrook House to create a beautiful garden/green space for all to enjoy. The new frontage will be called Maamaa-Ahki Gizaagi-igoo: Mother Earth, We Love You.
We’re looking for volunteers!
- Removing the concrete: Saturday, July 9 from 9am to 1pm. Volunteer Registration begins at 9am
- Planting: Friday, July 15 from 5 to 8pm. Call for more information: 204-949-4021
Watch this space for more updates and photos!
Working with Josep Seras Gubert, Sustainability Projects Coordinator from Green Action Centre has been enjoyable and inspiring. We can’t wait to share the new space with our neighbours.
Past depaving projects have included rain gardens, edible gardens, sensory gardens, naturalization, planting of trees, and green playgrounds.
“Green Action Centre feels very excited and proud to co-design a project where community members will come together in the spring to tear up concrete and create a new green space,” Josep said. “We have amazing professional collaborations like HTFC, a firm specializing in landscape architecture, providing us technical support. However, the most important collaboration is you. That is why we invite you to join this project to bring beauty and natural life to the neighbourhood.”
Contractors: Urban Jungle
How to connect with us:
We will be looking for volunteers in the spring to help us with the tearing up of the concrete as well as the installation of the new garden. You can contact Rossbrook House for more information: 204-949-4021.
Once you tear up the pavement there are lots of options for greening. Past projects have included rain gardens, edible gardens, sensory gardens, naturalization, planting of trees, and green playgrounds.
You can learn more at www.depaveparadise.ca
How the space is currently used
A Blessing Ceremony was held in front of Rossbrook House on November 8. Knowledge Keepers Sheldon Cote and Carey Sinclair conducted a blessing ceremony with the assistance of the Learning Always participants this week. The children were shown how to spread tobacco as part of the blessing. Cultural teachings are a part of the Learning Always after-school program.
The blessing ceremony was held in anticipation of the Depave Paradise project that Rossbrook House is undertaking with Green Action Centre.