WEB of Connection at Deer Park is winding down for fall and winter. Contact Sister Khemanandi for more information or if you would like to join the garden community in 2023!
Community gardens are a great way to bring folks together around healthy living. Spending time outdoors, growing your own food, building resilience and connecting with the Earth are all part of a livelihood that respects all beings. Nourishment happens on many levels. Contact us for the many ways you can volunteer.
November 2022 Deer Park Community Clean-up
"Acts of Restorative Kindness"
At Deer Park, we now have a sign that reads, "This is an Ark".
A few visitors actually thought it was in reference to the Biblical text, but it's not.
This Ark stands for
"Acts of Restorative Kindness".
You can find out more about the organization that came up with this concept here. The idea is that we can help to promote biodiversity as we "re-wild" our yards, providing healthy habitats free of chemicals for the native flora and fauna that lived here before us. We can do this alongside having a vegetable garden. In fact, the vegetable garden can also be a restorative act as we build soil health and diversity (which has been greatly compromised through poor agricultural practices) by honoring nature's ways. Both are essential if we want life to flourish into the future.
Ayya Dhammadhira, October 2019 newsletter