Landscaping and Grounds


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Planting Seeds: Get to know your land and property by exploring its history and place within the community

Suggested Practices and Examples for Implementation:

  • Map the vegetation: identify tree types, native and invasive species, plant and flower names, consumable growth, etc.
  • Map the other features of your property, such as parking lots, playgrounds, sidewalks, green space, etc., and consider how each might touch the community or serve as an asset in different ways
  • Read about the history of your property and have conversations about what it was, what it is, and what you hope it to be in the future

Nurturing Growth: Assess your landscaping practices and take steps towards earth-friendly solutions

Suggested Practices and Examples for Implementation:

  • Remove invasive species of plants from property
  • Implement more water-efficient landscaping practices and/or landscape with plants that require less water
  • Avoid pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers
  • Recycle rainwater or greywater for use on grounds
  • Grow native plants

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Deepening Roots: Establish an intentional garden on your land

Suggested Practices and Examples for Implementation:

  • Start a community garden, calling upon members of your faith community to tend it
    • Establish clear volunteer expectations, procedures, schedules, etc.
    • Consider inviting others from the broader community to use the space as well
  • Set up a bird and pollinator friendly garden on your property
  • Establish a permaculture garden on your land

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