Two churches have been awarded $45,000 in Trillium grants – donated by you, the generous taxpayer – for planting gardens. My wife is a keen gardener so, next year, she will be applying.
Sadly, both Anglican churches that applied received nothing but honourable mentions, notwithstanding the copious number of green tears emitted by its well-rehearsed clergy – who, it must be admitted, are generally overly lachrymose due to the excessive number of smudging ceremonies they are obliged to attend.
Two local groups are the recipients of a one-year, $45,000 seed grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
The announcement was recently made during the Greening Sacred Spaces (GSS) Halton Peel chapter’s annual Green Awards Night and Networking Event.
The evening, held at the Church of the Incarnation, celebrates faith communities working together.
The Green Awards Night and Networking Event also featured Terrylynn Brant who spoke on the ‘Spirit in Gardening’.
Brant is a member of the Mohawk Nation Turtle Clan from Six Nations and shared her learned skills from a long line of traditional knowledge holders. “She inspired the audience to connect with their inner gardener and their spirit,” stated the release.
The evening ended with an awards presentation.
Unitarian Congregation Church and Applewood United Church in Mississauga were this year’s two award winners.
Honourable mention went to St. Simon’s Anglican Church and Church of the Incarnation in Oakville.