Well-tended gardens feed the soul of the community and of the gardeners.
The CMUC gardening ministry team welcomes additional volunteers to help care for the perennial beds around our property. Tools, training and group-building are available. The options below accommodate various schedules and preferred working styles:
Group Gardening: Sherry Burrows or an experienced alternate will be available to give ideas on areas for focus to those who want to garden on a given day. You can come as little or as often as you wish, on most Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30-11:00am, give or take. (Please register so you can be informed of any schedule changes.)
Individual Gardening: You are welcome to come when the spirit moves you, using the Garden Log kept in the office to find out the areas of focus for that week and communicate what you’ve accomplished. (Please register so you can be in the loop about developments that affect gardening activity.)
Gardening Connection Circle: Care of Self, Others, and the Garden – This group of eight individuals will meet 9:30-11:00am on Friday mornings (May 3, 10 and 31, and June 7, 14 and 21). Sessions will begin and end in the Meditation Room. Each session will combine open-hearted listening to ourselves and others at the opening and the closing, a short presentation on an environmentally-friendly gardening topic, and about half an hour of silent unstructured time in the garden to use as your soul guides you – contemplation, artistic pursuits, and/or active gardening. Wilda Bostwick will facilitate.
For more information about any of these opportunities, speak to Sherry Burrows or Wilda Bostwich during Coffee Hour each Sunday, or drop by Tuesday/Friday mornings and chat with any of the gardeners present.