The Planting Event
The Planting Event on July 15, 2022, was a huge success! Around 25 volunteers showed up for an evening of mass planting. 218 plants and one tree were planted, all native to Manitoba! The volunteers started planting the flowers, shrubs, and grasses first.
The grasses planted were Blue Grama Grass and June Grass
The flowers planted were Three Flowered Avens, Upland White Aster, Black Eyed Susan, Coneflower, Yarrow, Wild Bergamot, and Purple Coneflower. The shrubs planted were Sarsaparilla.
The tree was planted at the end to cap off the evening.
With the gabion benches and Limestone seating finished, the only thing to do now is to wait for the plants to grow!
Both the depave and planting events could not have been done without everyone that was involved.
Special thanks to:
- Green Communities Canada
- The Winnipeg Foundation
- Private donors
- HTC Architecture for helping with the site design
- Prairie Originals for supplying the plants
- Urban Jungle for their concrete removal
- Hedman Construction for in-kind donations
- Rossbrook House and Green Action Centre staff for being involved in the preparation and the events
- All the Volunteers!
Thanks everyone, we will see you at the next Depave Paradise Project!