The mid-Atlantic chapter of the National Wildlife Federation and the Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake are sponsoring a series of workshops to help non-positional leaders inspire their groups to "green their grounds." Participating congregations and other faith communities can get apply to have places of worship certified by NWF as a "Sacred Ground," but the workshop is open to all.
The National Wildlife Federation explains the Sacred Grounds program on its website: "The Sacred Grounds™ program creates a unique space for praise and celebration of nature’s wonders and empowers congregations of all faiths to connect to the Earth by gardening for wildlife and studying the teachings and texts of their faiths. As a result, people, the planet, and spiritual foundations flourish."
The workshop will cover:
Mitigating storm water runoff by using native landscapes;
turning lawns into life-supporting meadows;
maintaining native plant gardens; and
educating others to "green your grounds."
The closest workshop to Howard County is in Greenbelt on Tuesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. Details and registration available here.