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Greening Your Neighbourhood Workshop – Sept 20
September 20, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
For Residents of the Fiddlesticks neighbourhood
(see map below for boundaries)
The Greening Your Neighbourhood Workshop will invite neighbours to collaborate with city planners, engineers and landscape designers to imagine ways to improve the use of the outdoor space in the neighbourhood so it can manage stormwater and improve the quality of life for residents. Landscape solutions that help to manage rain also can have benefits to the community by adding to its beauty, adding green space and shade, and lowering the risk of flooding. The goal of this workshop is to explore and develop projects that could be acted upon by community members.
People who attend the workshop will be led through a series of activities that will tap into their unique knowledge to identify priority areas that could be enhanced or improved in the neighbourhood. Participants will then evaluate and prioritize potential projects to green the neighbourhood and improve its resiliency to climate change.
Refreshments will be provided. There will be child friendly activities for those with young children.
Neighbourhood Boundary Map
The neighbourhood for the project includes an area bordered on the north by Saginaw Parkway. The southern boundary of the area will be Avenue Road, the western boundary is Cowan Boulevard, and the eastern boundary is Light Drive.
Facilitated by Reep Green Solutions’ RAIN Coach
Becca Robinson is the Principal Designer and Owner of Grow and Gather Design (www.growandgatherdesign.com) and is currently the RAIN Coach for REEP Green Solutions. Her practice of landscape architecture centres around the creation of places that promote and celebrate the benefits of interacting with nature.
She has been the landscape designer for prestigious projects such as Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre, a City of Edinburgh park adjacent to the Holyrood Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR). She has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan and a B.S. in Environmental Science from University of North Carolina.