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2018 - 2019 Ottawa Interfaith Sustainable Garden Network

The Ottawa Chapter of Faith & the Common Good (FCG) is offering an Outdoor Greening Program for 2018 - 2019. This program is financially supported by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Ottawa Community Foundation and the City of Ottawa (CEPGP).  It also includes a new collaboration with the Wild Pollinator Partners (Ontario East - Outaouais) that includes an opportunity for faith communities to receive some free native plants from Wild Pollinator Partners to add to their gardens! 

Join the Interfaith Outdoor Greening network so that you can receive sustainable gardening information, specific tips & techniques, and details on local Ottawa garden resources. Gardening newsletters will be sent out to members every 4 - 6 weeks during the garden season. Members of the Network can get support for their gardens in many ways:

  • Members of the Outdoor Greening Network can receive a FREE garden visit from the Sustainable Outdoor Greening Coordinator to learn more about the FCG Outdoor Greening resources, discuss specific gardening questions, identify native plants they can add to their garden and/or to help with garden skills including maintenance.
  • Members can download FREE Outdoor Greening resources available on the FCG website including Outdoor Greening Fact Sheets and Case Studies that provide inspiration and ideas for sustainable gardening (including xeriscaping, rain gardens, waterwise strategies, wildlife gardens, prayer and meditation gardens, and wildflower gardens, to name a few).
  • Members of the Outdoor Greening Network can also request one of five formal Sustainable Garden Audits that are being offered (from June to October). The Sustainable Garden Audit is an hour-long visit to discuss the faith community's sustainable and ecological goals for their property and includes a written report that summarizes the suggestions and research for the landscape and gardens.
  • Members can also request garden presentations for their congregation or for their garden team (in the fall and winter) on the general Care for Creation approach to Outdoor Greening or on specific sustainable and ecological garden topics.
     

FCG Ottawa staff is here to help support faith community staff and volunteers working outdoors on their landscape and gardens and those who want to add a new sustainable garden component to their property.  Let us know what your Care for Creation needs are in terms of your landscape and gardens — we are here to help!

Give Katherine Forster a call today (1-866-231-1877 x 107) or send an email to: kforster@faithcommongood.org

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