From the beginning, the gardens at Loretto Maryholme
have been as natural as possible, given our knowledge and staffing.
We try not to use pesticides, and we keep all our organic materials onsite, using them for compost or building materials for our many projects here.
We are happy to anounce that, as of this growing season,
we are going organic! Our groundskeeper, Sandra Vasicek,
completed - with honours! - an online course through Gaia College
in British Columbia, that prepares students to be SOUL Practitioners (Society of Urban Organic Landscapers). We will be
nourishing the soil and all the creatures therein with organic matter. Healthy soil = healthy plants and landscape.
We will begin with the south lawn and flower bed
plus the sensory garden this year. Watch to see what happens!