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Ten pollination gardens in South Western Ontario were planted in 2014 with flowers intended to feed the bees. The project unfolded in coordination with the Diocese of Huron’s EnviroAction Committee, whose members are shepherding the Church to increased environmental awareness and action.
St. Aidan’s is excited to put its church gardens to the service of the environment by transforming its flower beds into gardens for bees and other pollinators. Plants of particular pollinator value are identified in the garden with a number and name.
These plants have been observed to be especially useful for bees, are suitable at our particular location with its characteristics of sun and moisture, and are readily available for purchase in local garden centres.
Funding is provided by the Julia Hunter Fund, an endowed fund at the London Community Foundation, that supports public gardens based on the criteria of design, education and community development.
Other participants in the Diocese of Huron include: Cambridge: St. James; Windsor: All Saints; Clinton: St. Paul’s; Seaforth: St. Thomas; London: St. Andrew Memorial, St. John the Evangelist, The Church of the Transfiguration and Huron Church Camp.
Three of these churches will receive an award of excellence based on design, education and community development at Bee Fest, October 18th, 2014 at The London Club (177 Queens Ave, London, ON N6A 3M8).
“For you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”