The 2017 FCG Outdoor Greening Program Complete!
It has been a great season for growing and expanding sustainable gardens. Within a week of sending out the promotion for the free Garden Audit service over 70% of the spots were filled and within a month the program was fully subscribed. We visited ten spiritual and faith communities to view and discuss their gardens and landscapes and offered suggestions on how to make changes to support a more ecological and sustainable approach, from water conversation, choosing native plants and considering efficiency & ecology for their properties and maintenance practices. Positive feedback was received and will help design future programs. Thank you so much for all the support!
Some highlights from this year's program are featured in the 32nd Volume (Oct 2017) Peace & Environment News.
Ontario150 Youth Gardens in Ottawa Completed
Funding for the 2017 Outdoor Greening (FCG Ottawa Chapter) Program included both 10 sustainable garden audits and three gardens that received funding from Ontario 150. All three youth gardens have been completed including a Seed Saving Garden at Tucker House Renewal Centre, Saint-Albert Elementary School's Community Garden and a Quiet Garden at St. John's Anglican Meadow Cemetery. It was inspiring to see the youth who were so enthusiastic and dedicated to creating beautiful and sustainable outdoor spaces and we wish them the best so that their gardens continue to flourish in the future!
Read more here: Garden one, two & three.