The Garden Committee is pleased to announce it has received a $2000 U.S. grant to assist the Club by partially offsetting the cost of a drip irrigation system to be installed at the Clarice West Hobbs Contemplative Garden at the St. Catharines Hospital Site.

While the plants selected are hardy, drought resistant perennials, an “emergency drip irrigation system” is required for periods of heavy drought, as St. Catharines experienced over the 21 days since the Garden was planted. Rotarians from the St. Catharines Lakeshore Club have been watering the Garden by hand each day since planting. The drip irrigation system, to be installed by Rain Your Way Lawn Sprinklers of Wainfleet, will allow the entire 1725 sq. ft. (160 sq. m.) of the seven Phase 1 garden bed areas to be watered as needed in a more efficient and conservative fashion.
The Grant was awarded to the Club by the Rotary District 7090 Foundation Committee. The Club  applied for and was awarded the maximum $2000 U.S. Grant available for this effort.
To view the first edition of the Garden Newsletter, click here.
For complete details on Clarice herself, the Garden Plans, and to donate, click here to go to the Clarice West Hobbs Contemplative Garden website.

The Garden is now in place (June 29 2022)