We have a vision for the landscaping of our lot and the sidewalk boulevard. We want it to feel like you are passing through a garden as you walk along the sidewalk. However, we have absolutely no money left from the renovation for plants. We have joined the Green Streets Program with the City of Vancouver. Our neighbour, Moira, gave us a heads up that a Green Streets traffic circle was going to be demolished for road repairs and we were allowed to harvest plants that had been left unwanted.
We quickly attached our trailers to our bicycles, loaded our shovels and road up the hill to the traffic circle. There was a lovely little tree left, and some other perennials. We managed to fill our trailers with plants, to bring them home for planting.
It was a super fun outing, made all the more sweet because we were able to use our bikes instead of a car or truck for transport.