Garden of Life Train
Soumise par :
Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre
Bloor Street, Capreol, Ontario
Idée créée le:
le 11 novembre, 2011
Petit budget (Jusqu'à 50 000 $)
The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre is a not for profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of Northern Ontario.This past summer, the museum completed a very special project, The Garden of Life, for the purpose of raising awareness for the importance of organ and tissue donation.
The official grand opening of the garden was held on September 10th, 2011 and included a variety of guest speakers who have been touched by the program. The garden space highlights the five senses and encompasses a six-foot waterfall which tumbles gently into a large pond. The pond is surrounded by plants all nestled within a natural fieldstone patio with stone benches for contemplation. The sense of hearing is the waterfall; the sense of smell the fragrant plants; the sense of touch is the texture of leaves, stones and water; and the sense of taste is the herbs. The entire area is protected by a new wrought iron perimeter fence.The museum is planning on constructing a garden train which will travel the outer perimeter of the garden.
The railroad once united this country connecting east and west and the museum is hoping that a garden train will help draw visitors into the garden and bring them together to register their consent and continue to promote awareness for such a worthy cause. Travelling by rail is a slower form of transportation by today's standards but it allows for contemplation and the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery this country has to offer. This is the fundamental idea behind the Garden of Life. NORMHC is really excited about this project and looks forward to your support.
Please visit http://beadonor.ca for english and http://soyezundonneur.ca/ for more information on the organ donation program.