OUTDOOR GREENING FACT SHEETS
Let your sacred space be an example for your Care for Creation mission! Learn about sustainable practices for water and energy including xeriscaping, rain gardens and waterwise strategies in the new Outdoor Greening Fact Sheets. Read about the possibilities of turning a section of your faith community property into an ecological haven for wildlife including pollinators such as insects and birds. Get to know more about the benefits of planting native species of grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees for your new meditation or prayer garden or in your memorial grounds. A special thanks to our funders the Ottawa Community Foundation and the City of Ottawa (CEPGP) for supporting the creation of these local resources!
Also included is a Gardening Primer – a great introduction to Outdoor Greening that includes:
Determining Congregational Goals and Resources, Garden Location, Spiritual Symbolism in your Garden, Writing a Great Proposal, Planning for the Garden, Organizing the Planting Day, Planting Techniques, Mulching and General Maintenance.