a garden for all

I am excited that on April 17, Trinity’s church council approved a garden proposal for the church grounds and the park across the street. This is something a few people (including myself) have been dreaming about for a while, and it is becoming a reality now:
“As we are planning some renovations to the inside of our church, we want to consider our outdoor surroundings as well. By landscaping the grounds of our church, we hope to provide a welcoming and nourishing outdoor environment for our members and the people of the community. To this end, our proposal is two-fold: to plant and maintain a community garden in the park across from the church and to revitalize the grounds in front of [the church]. We envision [these] to be places of beauty that inspire respect, relationship and stewardship.” (from the proposal)
The project is supported by the Social Justice Committee and also by the Lotz family, who see it as something that honours the memory of their father.

Here are the plans for year one of the community garden – that’s this year: (brown = raised beds)

Year two will look something like this, i.e., there will be more raised beds:

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the church office (780.433.1604). There will be a work bee coming up in May to build the raised beds. We will also be looking for plants and seeds.

Here are the plans and concept drawings for the front of the church – where junipers are currently growing. These plans will be implemented mostly next year, with some hardscaping happening this year. How much we get accomplished this year already depends on the amount of help we get. So again, I invite you to get involved!

East end (close to glass doors):

West end (by Luther Centre doors):

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