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Arbor Day 2016

February 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Arbor Day openingEvery season we go to Green Gulch Organic Farm and Zen Center to tend the land, breathe the fresh air, and show our love of life and earth — in action and in silence.  This special Sunday in February is part of a nationwide celebration of the life-giving qualities of trees and their intimate place in our watershed.

Program begins at 10 am with a dharma talk by Wendy Johnson, an elder stateswoman for mindful living, followed by a complimentary lunch at 12:15.  Food is organic, delicious, and largely farm-grown!

At 2 pm, we gather on the lawn for words of inspiration and often plant one tree ceremonially. Then we fan out with plants native to the valley and press them into the moist soil.  We also clear trails, sheet-mulch areas, and create new planting areas while caring for established ones. At 4:30, we have a closing ceremony with tea and cookies.  (We hope to go into the Zendo for meditation at 5 pm, too!)

RSVP required for lunch:  info@greensangha.org

Wear layers for changeable weather, hat and other sun protection, and sturdy, close-toed shoes.  Bring your reusable water bottle, garden gloves if you have, and your favorite garden tool if you wish.

Planting by creek

Readings about the Watershed Stewardship program at Green Gulch:


February 14, 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Stuart Moody


Green Gulch
1601 Shoreline Hwy
Muir Beach, CA 94965 United States
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