Native Tree Sale – Sylvia the Silver Maple

Help us find Sylvia and her tree friends a home! We are offering Silver Maples and Kentucky Coffee Trees to homeowners at competitive rates in 2 gallon pots. If you are interested in bringing home a tree to plant in your yard please visit the OSCA e-store here. Orders must be placed before THIS FRIDAY, September 29th. Aidez-nous à trouver […]

POLLINATORS – Monarch Butterflies

We love our pollinators! Pollinators play key key roles in each terrestrial ecosystem they call home. Assuring that our flowering plants get fertilized to continue to produce seeds each year. One pollinator that is especially exceptional is the Monarch Butterfly. We are lucky enough to see this beautiful pollinator at our base of operations at the Just Food Community Farm. […]

INVASIVE SPECIES ALERT: Japanese Beetles

We need your help protecting our trees from the invasive Japanese Beetles. These beetles are found frequently this time of year and cause immense damage to our local vegetation. This is especially evident at our Hog’s Back Park planting sites. They have favoured attacking the Basswood and Yellow Birch on site and now have begun to attack the Bur Oak […]

How Nature Can Save Us Money – Interesting New Study

As we have all expected being around nature makes us healthier! Exposure to green spaces has long been documented as being beneficial to our health. These health benefits include decreased restlessness, fatigue and improved mental health. Although here in Canada we are free from the high costs of privatized healthcare, our neighbours to the south incur major costs through their […]