Andrea Kaiser and her team of volunteers have a jam-packed long weekend planned to reach out to the community members and help them prepare their garden beds by planting Seeds for Change, while taking part in a community clean-up.
On Thursday, before kicking off the weekend, the federal Liberal candidate is inviting members of the community to order a Cultivate Love seed pack in support of Kaiser’s campaign, and also to be able to join her in planting pollinators in a couple of weeks to feed bees, birds, and butterflies. She says she is committed to addressing climate change, and “as every effort made counts, every tiny seed counts too.”
Native Ontario wildflower patches create simple sanctuaries, critical to wildlife says Kaiser. “Big or small, every patch of pollinators makes a difference.”
The mix contains anise hyssop, prairie coneflower, black-eyed Susans, wild bergamot, and borage, an annual that adds colour and nectar while the perennial plants establish themselves. These native seeds are non-GMO and chemical-free, she says. The price per package is $25 and includes a donation to the Andrea Kaiser Campaign, a double seed pack (1.5 grams) as well as delivery by mail. Order deadline is May 20, and can be purchased at votekaiser.ca.
Kaiser’s team also has a day of calling planned this Saturday, May 22, “reaching out to community members to see how they are doing in these unprecedented time,” she says. “It is a time of loneliness and anxiety for many, and sometimes it is just nice to hear from a neighbour.”
On Sunday, May 23, Kaiser’s Weekend of Action continues with another clean-up. “Although volunteers cannot gather together right now to do a big community clean-up due to COVID-19, it is important nonetheless to find a way to clean up our community,” she says.
Her team is suggesting that you take 30 to 60 minutes on Sunday to clean up your neighbourhood, while conforming to public health guidelines. “Please ensure that you do not gather in groups, that you wear a mask, and ensure you wear the appropriate gloves.”
Finally, on Monday, May 24, Kaiser says, “it looks like it will be perfect weather to prepare a garden bed or patio planter for your Cultivate Love Seed Packs, which will arrive by the end of the month.”
If you are interested in getting involved, you can contact Kaiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.