There’s a popular Chinese proverb that says: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Richard Power’s novel, The Overstory, (this month’s St. John’s Book Club selection) explores, among other issues, our connections and complex relationships with our changing natural world. Meditations and messages from the parish’s Care of Creation committee, which meets next on Sunday, September 29th, will focus on those connections. If you’d like to be part of parish planning for greater sustainability and connectivity, please join us. You can RSVP to the email address below.
In the meantime, fall is the very best season for tree planting in our area. Do you have space to create a leafy legacy for the future, with roots as deep as ours in the faith? Is there a street tree on your block that could use your care?
What we can do:
- Think native species – these support the insect life that supports every other level of life.
- If you have trees, care for them responsibly. For more information, visit the websites of The Tree Stewards, Casey Trees, and the University of Maryland Extension’s Home and Garden Information Center.
- Questions or thoughts? Feel free to direct them to Joanne Hutton, a Master Gardener.