Project EverGreen Canada Names Kingsbrae Garden the 'Greenest' in Canada
National 'Because Green Matters' Award for Stellar Public Garden
Kingsbrae Garden was awarded the Project EverGreen Canada National Stewardship Award, 'Because Green Matters', at the Canadian Nursery & Landscape Association's yearly banquet at the Hilton Saint John on Friday, February 8th, for its outstanding commitment to raising the profile and awareness of the benefits of green spaces in Canada. Kingsbrae Garden General Manager, Andreas Haun, accepted the award, thanking the New Brunswick Horticultural Trades Association for the nomination.
Project EverGreen's mission is to raise the awareness of the environmental, economic and lifestyle benefits of landscapes and promote the significance of those who preserve and enhance green spaces at home, work and play.
Kingsbrae Garden is passionately committed to a healthy environment, both in maintaining the 27-acre public garden and by offering natural lawn and garden services in the St Andrews area, through its landscaping division.
This is the second annual 'Because Green Matters' award, presented by Project EverGreen at a winter celebration of the green industry in Canada, hosted by The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, in partnership with Landscape New Brunswick. Eight provincial awards were also presented, for excellence in various areas of landscape design, construction and maintenance. For more information: www.canadanursery.com
Kingsbrae Garden continues to educate the public, both by example and in workshops, on the vital importance of reducing our negative impact on the environment. From conception through two years of construction and a decade of operation, with yearly horticultural improvements, tons of compost have been created on-site.
For the past three years, vast quantities of vegetative kitchen and garden waste has been regularly delivered from the historic Fairmont Algonquin hotel, nearby, augmenting the considerable quantity required to top dress the many themed gardens at Kingsbrae, add vital organic matter to new beds on-site and in customers' gardens and new landscaping projects.
As Project EverGreen states, "Add green. Live better… it really is that simple. The more green spaces we create and maintain, the better off we'll be. Green cleans the air we breathe. Lowers our utility bills. Increases the prices of our homes. And just makes us feel good. With your help, we can share these benefits of green spaces with more people—and when more people believe in the power of green, we'll all live better lives."
It becomes more and more evident to most that our planet's ecology is at risk. Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" is raising green awareness, stating such things as "A single tree can absorb over one ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime." Kingsbrae Garden is working with the youth and Town of St Andrews to plant more trees around town, as some of the majestic old trees are nearing the end of their natural lives.
We clearly need more trees, and more green spaces. It's more than a Landscape—it's a Lifescape.