Incredible Edible Brandon
Inspired by a Ted Talk from the UK, one of our members Hope Switzer, from the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation brought the Incredible Edible Project to fruition here in Brandon (pun intended). The project is comprised of self-watering planters growing a variety of vegetables, herbs, and fruits throughout the downtown area sponsored by local organizations. Everyone is welcome to come and harvest some Incredible Edibles!
"There are a number of ways to get involved in this Incredible project, including sponsoring a garden bed, volunteering to maintain a planter, or picking the produce to take home and eat!
The BNRC has taken the lead on the Incredible Edible Project with significant support from the City of Brandon, The Co-operators, and the Global Market. Additional sponsors include Brandon University, CAA Manitoba, BDO Canada LLP, Western Manitoba Regional Library, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, New System Store, Meighen Haddad LLP, Zeke’s Jewellers, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and Westoba Credit Union" (BNRC accessed June 12, 2017). View the full route map here. (725 KB)
Tidy Up Tuesdays
A clean community is a healthy community. Brandon in Bloom and the Brandon Environment Committee encourages all organizations, businesses, community groups and individuals to do their part in helping to keep our city clean and green. If you would like to organize a clean-up here in the City please contact 204.729.2171 and we would be happy to supply you with bags and gloves. This year our kick off clean up will be on Tuesday May 15th from 4pm-8pm at Princess Park. We ask that you come to the park to regiser and receive your BBQ ticket and clean up supplies for the evening. There will be a BBQ that night for those who take part in our clean up event. We have challenged City Council to take part in our clean up. The councillor with the most participation from their ward will receive the clean up trophy.
ECO DAY IN MAY
Let it BEE
Kayla Wasicuna a 2nd-year student in the Land and Water Management Course at Assiniboine Community College has completed her capstone project "Pollinator Management Guide: Let it BEE".
"The decline of native pollinators is becoming more prominent and gaining greater exposure within the scientific community. Why is it happening? Can we stop the decline? This report will go over the results of what few studies exist on native pollinators and the following recommendations:
- Increasing habitat and resources for pollinators within the City of Brandon;
- Planting guides to promote native pollinators in the City of Brandon and;
- Learn to cohabitate with pollinators
This report primarily focuses on native bee species found in the Brandon area as well as native pollinator resources."