Monday, April 07, 2008

Green accolades for Fundy garden

It's great that so many of our Bay of Fundy residents, businesses, towns and cities participated in Earth Hour late last month but as Earth Day (April 22) approaches, I'll mention some locales where innovative initiatives toward a greener & more sustainable environment are already underway. For example: Kingsbrae Garden in the pretty Fundy town of St Andrews, New Brunswick.

Kingsbrae Garden is passionately committed to a healthy environment, by maintaining the magnificent public garden 99% chem-free, by offering workshops, and natural lawn and garden services in the St Andrews area. It was just awarded the Project EverGreen Canada National Stewardship Award, 'Because Green Matters', for its outstanding commitment to raising the profile and awareness of the benefits of green spaces in Canada.

Project EverGreen's mission is to raise the awareness of the environmental, economic and lifestyle benefits of landscapes and promote the significance of those who preserve and enhance green spaces at home, work and play. Kingsbrae Garden is all about healthy, sustainable green spaces, with over 50,000 perennials, shrubs and trees on 27 acres. And not only green, but yellow, red, purple, white, pink, red, orange and blue...

Thanks to Maureen at Kingsbrae Garden for sending along this photo of some Red Hat Society ladies enjoying a fine game of croquet in one of Kingsbrae's many green spaces.

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