Solel Congregation of Mississauga

Planting Event

Corporation/Institution Profile
Solel provides an environment in which Jews by birth and by choice and non-Jewish family and friends celebrate the richness and beauty of Jewish life through life-cycle events, communal worship, and education.

Year Joined
2011

Site Description
Located near highway 403 and Erin Mills Parkway near Sawmill Creek in Mississauga, the site has a large amount of green space that includes some fairly mature trees and rolling landscape. The site was contoured when the building was built in the late 70’s and now presents a unique topography that is excellent for establishing habitat.

Site Challenges

  • Invasive species
  • Seasonally wet areas
  • Remnant of Sawmill Creek that is buried

Proposed Projects

  • Oak Savannah Garden
  • Native Wetland and Potential Daylighting of Sawmill Creek
  • Native Woodland Garden
  • Outdoor Classroom
Solel Concept Plan

Solel Concept Plan

Solel Parking Island Plants

Solel Parking Island Plants

Projects Undertaken to Date

2011

  • Infill of existing beds with native species
  • 112 herbs, 5 shrubs
  • 7 participants

2012

  • Removal of invasive goutweed and native meadow planting of parking lot island.
  • 125 herbs, 22 shrubs
  • 25 participants

Level Attained
Turquoise

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