On the afternoon of August 18, 2018, neighbours from Langton Court came out in great numbers to celebrate our townhouse complex neighbourhood! There was food for all tastes and a talented balloon artist who entertained young and old alike! The youngest neighbour was 4 and the eldest neighbour in her 80's. We had BBQ chefs grilling up hot dogs and burgers while others contributed salads, desserts, cake and snacks. We played "Neighbour Bingo" where you had to ask questions to a neighbour and try to fill your card with correct matches.
This year was all about growing good fresh food!
With the help of the this year's Greenest City Neighbourhood grant we have again planted a vegetable garden on the 8th floor rooftop of the Roundhouse Coop.
we worked and invested in our soil and added more large pots for planting herbs and strawberries besides our large planters containing
arugula/lettuce/tomatos/peppers/garlic/spinach and so on
We started the project in 2016 and has now become a big part of our coop living
We had over 300 students, parents and neighbours attending the event. Several safety organizations, Fire Fighters, Blockwatch, School District, Park and Recreation, 39 Service Battalion, came together to provide safety tips for the attendants.
Neighbourhoold small grants is a pretty good program which we can bring some neighbors together and build a strong friendship. Everyone is busy everyday. From this program, we have a chance to be together. It is good for adult to build friendship, and also good for kids to play with each other.
Knitting and giving seem to go hand-in-hand. Somehow, it just feels right.
Here at the Richmond Public Library a group of us volunteers run free monthly knitting workshops teaching crafts including knitting, crochet, and loom to anyone interested.