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Three Things You Can Do for Yourself & the Earth

Sat Apr 21, 9:30 am – noon.  GARDEN WORK PARTY!  Beautify the Green Schoolyard and plant summer crops at Davidson Middle School in San Rafael.  Fresh air, fellowship, and fun.  More info here.

Fri Apr 27-Sun Apr 29.  WEEKEND RETREAT.  Immerse yourself in the peace of the redwoods with yoga, meditation, Dances of Universal Peace, and reflection.  Includes a tour of award-winning Monterey Regional Waste Management facility and the Land of Medicine Buddha.  Cost $350 for two nights and all eight delicious vegetarian meals.  Details here.

Three Thursdays:  May 3, 17, 31, 7-9 pm.  RETHINKING PLASTICS TRAINING.  Learn practical tools for inspiring plastics reduction and a healthy economy, led by Stuart Moody, MA, campaign director.  Click here for more information.

And a fourth!
.  Fulfill your wish to support awakened action through your technical skills:  manage, upgrade, and periodically polish our website, using WordPress.  Tutorial support available.  If this is not for you, let us know if you can recommend someone for this 1-3 hrs/wk volunteer opportunity.  Contact Elizabeth:  info@greensangha.org.

SAVE THE DATE!  Monday, May 14, 7:30-9:00 pm
LESS CARBON, MORE COMPASSION is our latest campaign, and the title of Carol Misseldine’s fact-filled, heart-touching presentation on how we can reduce our carbon footprint while improving our compassion footprint.  In the San Rafael City Council chambers, 1400 Fifth Street.  More info.

Earth Day party!

 Celebrate Earth Day by getting your hands in the earth!
Saturday, April 21, 2012, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Davidson Middle School Garden, 280 Woodland Avenue, San Rafael

Spruce up the vegetable beds, plant summer crops, and tend the urban forest and wetlands.  Projects vary from light to vigorous, as you wish.  Projects include:  planting seeds, removing weeds, turning compost, upgrading fences around fruit trees, and other acts of care.

Remember to bring a hat and other sun protection, and to wear close-tied shoes and layers for changeable weather.  Bring your gardening gloves and a favorite tool (clippers, trowel, handpick) if you have.  A water fountain is nearby.  No single-use plastic water bottles, please!

CONTACT:  Stuart Moody, Green Schoolyard Coordinator (stuart@greensangha.org; phone 459-0176)

Address:  280 Woodland Avenue, San Rafael.  The Garden is in the back of the campus, right next to a wooden bridge over the Riparian Zone.

Weather:  A light drizzle would be no impediment, but sunny skies are forecast.
Gardening gloves if you can
* Dandelion digger and/or hand pick, if you have
* Water bottle if you like (no throw-away plastic!)

FOR MORE INFORMATION about the Garden project, click here to see our listing with the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, or call CVNL and ask for Ashley Kelly (415) 479-5710.