Sign of Spring - Snowdrops at Grace Episcopal Church
The Rev. Carolyn Eklund sends word that a Community Butterfly Garden will be created on the grounds of Grace Episcopal Church.
Work will take place on three upcoming dates. All those who participate will have a chance to enter a free raffle for a beatiful nylon butterfly kite. The church is at East Seventh Street and Cleveland Avenue.
Here are the dates and tasks:
Saturday, March 21 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Clear the area - begin to vision the plantings.
Pizza served. Wear work clothes.
(rain-snow day, March 28)
Saturday, April 25, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Design the plot and decide on the plantings.
Friday, May 1 in conjunction with New Jersey 21st Century After School "Green Environment" Day - plant the garden. Raffle winner announced.
Believe it or not, a lot of butterflies visit the Park & Seventh neighborhood. The butterfly bush in my yard across the street from the church gets lots of visitors each year. They are delightful to watch. Last summer, an Aphrodite Fritillary stopped by. The migratory Monarch butterflies are an especially good reminder of how we are connected to distant lands and people through the cycles of nature. Click here
for some information and photos from the U.S. Forest Service.
Mother Carolyn mentioned her vision of a community garden to me last year and I'm glad to see it will come about.