Friday, April 30, 2021

Weekend Roundup

 Welcome to The Weekend Roundup...hosted by Tom The Back Roads Traveller

Starts with "R"  
2. A Favorite
3. REALLYchosen by Tom

Starts with "R"
We'll take a road trip this round.

Port MacDonnell is located 30km south of Mount Gambier, and is South Australia's most southern point. It is famous for its rocky capes of spectacular wave eroded formations.

Groesbeck Texas

Toronto ON

Déjà Brew
A catchall for leftover beer, coffee, food or sleep and whatever catches my fancy!

Roy Rogers Drive Victorville CA

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Tuesday Treasures

  Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme.
Timeless Thursdays is hosted by Stevenson Que

April 2021 - Toronto ON

Click here for a history of Toronto lane naming and a list of other lanes. That post is a work in progress, and gets updated frequently.

This lane is called Milky Way, once upon a time this alley led to a dairy. Story has it that milk was often spilt along the way.
I am trying to find out the name of the dairy and its history. I may need to go to the reference library when we are out of lockdown.

Paying homage to its background, a horse, wagon wheel and an overturned milk can.

This mural (and hostel???) are new to me.

"Last night they were here..."

An old Elicser.

A patch of back-alley land has undergone a decade-long transformation from an underutilized privately-owned plot to a thriving community garden that produces over one thousand pounds of fresh vegetables each year.

“The Milky Way garden is a pretty unusual community garden, because it’s on private land,” explains Joshua Barndt, Development Coordinator of the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust. The plot’s owner, a local filmmaker, was unable to acquire the permits needed to build housing on the plot, and it went unused. About ten years ago, Tish Carnat, an ESL teacher at the Parkdale Library, had a conversation with her students about the costs of vegetables. The students, mostly refugees from India and Tibet, said produce available in stores was “quite unaffordable,” says Barndt. “But they had quite a bit of experience with growing food.” Carnat approached the owner of the plot, and a community garden was seeded.

For the past decade, the library’s ESL students have worked about 40% of the lot, growing vegetables in raised bed. “The class gardens every Monday morning from nine to noon” says Barndt. “Throughout the week, the students who are interested are going there on their own time and taking care of the site.”

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Monday Mural

 I'm linking up at Monday Mural

April 2021 - Toronto ON

This was our last stop on a mural hunt and the first I am posting here due to its size.

It is another collaboration by Nick Sweetman and Elicser Elliot. It is on a long fence around a playground and apartment complex.
Click on the labels/tags under this post to see a lot more of Sweetman and Elicser's works.

Hedgehogs are not native to North America but live in Europe, Asia and Africa (as well as having been introduced in New Zealand where it has no natural predators and is a problematic invasive species).

The robin and the boy are pulling on the same worm!