Saturday, June 3, 2017 



Emerald Oasis

Summer's savoury smile

Staff/Voice photo


A buttercup stands out in a crowd at College and Victoria.


cube of prime developer's land sits at the corner of Victoria and College. On the surface it looks like just another empty urban lot with weeds on it. But it's far from being empty. It's an herbaceous jungle home to bees and a myriad of plants and creatures.


The lot, empty for years, has grown into a beautiful lacework of local plants. The dandelions gave way to the  buttercups. Two paths carve through the waves of yellow and green, lined with ivory clover, soon to turn into the summer mauve pastel.


Some people think this emerald oasis should be declared a park, a safe zone for bees.


What a wonderful place to take the kids at Central Elementary and show them knee-high nature and the importance of being planet stewards.


One of these days, developers will bust in, and once that first shovel hits the earth, a piece of the community will be lost forever


Einstein said “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”


In that order.

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