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Please Don't Destroy Veteran's Therapy Garden

Society & Culture  (tags: Canada, Ontario, Ottawa, gardens, gardening, veterans, therapy, petitions )

- 1380 days ago -
Please ask the Mayor of Ottawa to leave Will Needham's therapy garden alone.


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Animae C (508)
Monday July 13, 2015, 3:46 pm
i wrote to the mayor & councillor yesterday for Will Needham.

Thanx for the petition Freya

# 2

Solitary Eagle (324)
Monday July 13, 2015, 3:54 pm
Signed, thanks Freya.

Christeen A (303)
Monday July 13, 2015, 3:55 pm

Judy C (91)
Monday July 13, 2015, 4:05 pm
Signed w/comment: "Please respect this veteran, and respect this garden, which contributes to his health and well-being. In fact, more people should be encouraged to plant gardens like this". Thanks for this petition, Freya. Tweeted.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 13, 2015, 5:05 pm
Noted. Signed.
Thank you Freya

Sue H (7)
Monday July 13, 2015, 5:31 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.

Sheryl G (359)
Monday July 13, 2015, 6:45 pm
Signed. This is BS, it should never be illegal to grow food and herbs. Unfortunately I've seen this too many times. With so many going hungry this is insanity at it's height.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 13, 2015, 10:14 pm
So lame. S+S-thx Freya

fly bird (26)
Monday July 13, 2015, 10:22 pm
As one neighbor put it, "There are more things in the world that people should be obsessed with than a small garden."
Signed. Thank you, Freya.


Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 1:29 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Freya.

Sandra Ferri (114)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 1:30 am
N&S TY Freya

Carol B (409)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 7:30 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Freya.

Carole K (195)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 9:31 am
Noted & signed. TY, Freya! My ire & zeal are fired over this. It gives me great satisfaction to sign in support of Mr. Needham. My family is engaged in sustainable non-GMO gardening, we sell @ farmers' markets & provide for CSA customers. My parents' & grandparents' generations grew their own organic food & we lived on home canned food all winter. If we ever are going to take back control of our own food supply from evil corporate giants like Monsanto, all citizens should be involved in raising as much heirloom food as they can muster. Know your food; know your farmer. This situation & many similar others indicates that citizens now must fight raging Food War battles. Consumers MUST have informed choice of what we eat so labels need to stay on food & disease causing chemicals need to stay out of our household meals. Growing your own food used to be considered a sign of freedom & independence by our government officials; now it's a crime? Locavore all the way, my roots are deep in the life giving soil.

Danuta W (1251)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 9:52 am

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (59)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 1:29 pm
S&N;thanks for sharing

Bartlomiej T (296)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 2:10 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you, Freya.

Animae C (508)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 6:34 pm

Woohoo GOOD NEWS!!! i received a reply from Mayor of Ottawa!!!

Dear Animae Chi,

Thank you for taking the time to write.

I’m pleased to tell you that the City of Ottawa and the resident agreed to an amicable solution which will see the garden remain.

For context, the City of Ottawa engaged with the property owner following a complaint about a wooden planter next to a public sidewalk, which was over the property line. Under a by-law, the City is required to investigate such complaints for the purposes of public safety and road maintenance work. Following constructive discussions with the residents, the garden box will be moved back from the sidewalk to eliminate any safety concerns.

Jim Watson
City of Ottawa

Allen O (195)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 6:43 pm
Thanks Freya - Signed and noted

Animae C (508)
Tuesday July 14, 2015, 8:07 pm
Kanata couple's front lawn garden will survive!

This was published on the 10th, very odd because i did search for any news before i wrote to the council.

Connie O (45)
Wednesday July 15, 2015, 10:56 am
S + N

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday July 15, 2015, 12:41 pm

Dotti L (85)
Wednesday July 15, 2015, 6:30 pm
Noted, but did not find a place to sign.

H M (37)
Friday July 17, 2015, 4:42 pm
Noted and Hooray! :)
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