Garden Programs

One of the first things you’ll notice when you arrive at GLC are the gardens.
Not only are they beautiful, but they serve a significant purpose.20150529_105249

The walkway from the parking lot will lead you along beautiful gardens of hydrangea, Japanese maple, lilac, iris, poppy and tall grasses to the front doors of the church. Did you see the statue of St. Francis of Assisi?

In the spring of 2015 we expanded our gardens to include a Permaculture Teaching Garden made possible, in part, by a grant from the Retired Teachers of Ontario. This garden was designed by Shawn McCarty of Chickabee Farm and installed with the help of many volunteers.

In 2016 we created a Healing Garden made possible, in part, by a grant from the ELCIC Women of Faith Fund. Our inspiration for this garden comes from a workshop on Healing Pollinators Paradise Project LOGO 2015Gardens lead by Dan Bissonnette of the Naturalized Habitat Network. This garden will be a quiet place for spiritual meditation and reflection.

In 2016 we also completed a Pollinator Garden along the new pathway to Grace Hall. We are now registered through Environment Hamilton as a Pollinator Project Garden.

If you enjoy the fun, challenge and reward of gardening, you are welcome to volunteer in one of our gardens. CMCS
Spend time by yourself or bring your skills to teach and instruct children and adults, or be part of an educational session to learn new skills.

GLC site also hosts a Hamilton Victory Gardens growing garden and orchard.

Find out more about the dozens of community gardens around the city of Hamilton here.

Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 1362 for sending me the following link to Angie’s List a great website for greening solutions for your family and home.