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                                                                                                  Greening Sacred Spaces edition - Autumn 2015

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The revitalized nave of St. Luke's Anglican, chairs removed to reveal the labyrinth.
Photo: Petr Maur.

Workshop facilitator


The PERC wishes to thank Rob Danforth of Canadian Organic Growers for the excellent facilitation he provided for our organic container gardening workshop on the afternoon of Saturday, March 2nd, 2013.

Rob has an impressive background in growing organically and teaching others how to do the same:


  • Past Workshops:  Canadian Organic Growers (COG), Senior Organic Gardeners (SOG), & Community Garden Network (CGN)

He is an experienced vegetable/herb gardener:  

  • Backyard plots
  • Gloucester Allotment Gardens
  • Jardins Arrowsmith Thymeless Community Gardens
  • Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard  garden
  • Personal container gardens (indoors & outdoors)
  • SOG container gardens
  • Workshop Instructor in vegetable/herb gardening for COG OSO (containers, raised beds, & in-ground gardens)
  • Executive member of Jardins Arrowsmith Thyme-less Gardens Association (JATGA)
  • Long time Volunteer with the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard (GEFC)
  • Contributor of fresh vegetables to the GEFC and to the Cumberland food cupboard
  • Past manager of the GEFC garden and the JATGA demonstration garden
  • Past Coordinator of high school student volunteers for JATGA Gardens.
  • Retired High School Teacher (still registered as an Ontario Certified Teacher)


Thank you Rob for teaching us how to grow healthy, sustainable food in small spaces! 


The PERC thanks the above organizations for their support.

Thank you to Faith & the Common Good's Ottawa Greening Sacred Spaces Chapter and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for sponsoring the September - November 2015 edition of the PEN.












In this issue..

Mission Per Square Foot Project -- Lessons Learned
by Charlotte Scromeda
When I was hired as a summer student at Faith & the Common Good, my job description read: "Coordinate research and case study development for ten local case studies for the Mission Per Square Foot project."
What the job description didn't include -- but what made my nine weeks working for an interfaith environmental not-for-profit so meaningful -- were the moments of faith, friendship, inspiration, and wisdom.

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