Tuesday 13 May 2014

EcoSask News, May 13, 2014

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WAM Potluck Supper, May 13
We Are Many is holding a potluck supper from 6-7:30 pm, May 13, to discuss volunteer requirements for the NatureCity festival warm-up, hydration stations at summer festivals, and garlic planting parties. Email WAM if you plan to attend.

Sustainable Lawn, May 20
Find out how to have a healthy, beautiful lawn without too much water, chemical control of weeds and pests, and endless fertilization from 7-8:30 pm, May 20, at the Frances Morrison Library. This event is part of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society's Sustainable Speaker series.

NCC Speaker Series – Prince Albert & Weyburn
Robin and Arlene Karpan will present a photo tour of Saskatchewan as part of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Speaker Series. RSVP by May 15 as space is limited.
Prince Albert May 20, 7-9 pm
WeyburnMay 22, 7-9 pm

Enrich Your Garden, May
The City of Saskatoon is selling compost and mulch on Saturdays in May. Plus, leaves, grass, sod, topsoil, and non-elm branches, stumps and tree trimmings are accepted at the compost depots free of charge.

Green Birding Challenge, May 25-28
Everyone is invited to participate in the Saskatoon Nature Society’s Green Birding Challenge from May 25-28. Spend up to two hours in your favorite local bird habitat and record your findings. For more information, email the Saskatoon Nature Society.

NatureCity Festival
We’re really looking forward to Saskatoon’s second annual NatureCity Festival. Here are just a few events that should be really interesting:
May 26, 1-3 pm - Patterson Arboretum Tour
May 27, 6:30-8 pm - Owls and Owl Pellets (Saskatoon Young Naturalists)
May 28-29 - Pop-Up Nature Museum, Broadway Theatre
May 29, 12-1:30 pm - Environmental Tour of Downtown and River Landing
May 30, 5:30-9 pm - Green Drinks Festival Edition
May 31, 10 am-12 pm - Hyde Wetland Conservation Area Spring Cleanup

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Take Action
We can make a difference. We just need to take action. As you plan your summer garden, think about:
Gardening better with less water
Being pesticide-free

Thumbs Up
In 2012, Saskatoon had 19 community gardens. In 2014, we have 34. Nice work, CHEP Good Food Inc.

Patagonia is using business to help solve the environmental crisis. Check out their work on a waterless washing machine

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