One more city that is assisting its green-thumbs to beautify their gardens is Deux-Montagnes. The municipality’s Horticultural Day is back this spring in its traditional format at the municipal garage. On Saturday, May 28, 2022, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., the citizens of Deux-Montagnes are invited to come and get various plants free of charge in order to undertake their gardening project.
Upon presentation of proof of residence, Deux-Montagnais can choose two plants of various herbs and one plant of annual flowers free of charge. Some 500 tree shoots will also be distributed, donated by the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks as part of Tree and Forest Month.
Beyond the distribution of plants, the Horticultural Day also offers the opportunity to obtain sound horticultural advice and to meet certain collaborators who have urban agriculture and the environment at heart, such as the artisans of the Incredible Edibles project. Mayor Denis Martin and the municipal councilors will of course be there, happy to seize this opportunity to converse with the citizens of Deux-Montagnes.
In addition, a sale of snacks and hot dogs will be held for the benefit of the Maison des jeunes. The 5th Groupe Scout de Deux-Montagnes, involved in a bolunteer basis for the smooth running of the event, and will also be collecting donations on site.
For a 13th consecutive year, the Horticultural Day activity greatly benefits from the participation of the Caisse Desjardins Saint-Eustache-Deux-Montagnes, which has agreed to act as the main partner.
Ban on open fires
Moreover, the city of Deux-Montagnes is enforcing the decision of banning open air fires (Firepits etc.). This ban on open fires in or near the forest came into effect on May 7, on the territory of Deux-Montagnes. Under the municipal by-law 1668, this decision by the Government of Quebec, taken in collaboration with the Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU), entails a ban on the use of an outdoor fireplace in Deux-Montagnes, even if it is equipped with a spark arrester. This ban must be respected until SOPFEU lifts the ban in effect in the MRC of Deux-Montagnes. Only propane or natural gas fireplaces are permitted during this period. Everyone’s cooperation is essential to ensure that the ban on open fires in the forest is respected. This measure is intended to limit the risk of forest fires.