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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
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.”