Around the Landscape

In recent years the landscaping around the front of EarthConnection (EC) has consisted of those native wild flower plants we planted, e.g., Purple Cone Flower, Black-eyed Susan, Daylilies, Bee Balm, and Wild Bergamot. Then there are the ones who planted themselves, for example, New England Aster, Common Milkweed, Common Yarrow,

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Make a Difference

The events of the past year throughout the world, floods, droughts, historically high temperatures, hurricanes and cyclones, melting glaciers and more, are increasing in frequency and intensity. They are a wake-up call from the planet which we can no longer afford to ignore. Climate change is here and now, not

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In Between Stories

The challenge for us today is to recognize, as Pope Francis tells us multiple times in Laudato Si’, that everything is connected. Nothing in the universe is extraneous, nothing is inconsequential. It is all connected in a tapestry God has created and continually creates. We are part of this new

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Make a difference

The Canadian Boreal is the largest intact forest remaining on Earth, but this forest is under constant threat from industry. Every minute 7 NHL hockey rinks are clear cut for pulp. This intensive logging destroys landscapes that have sustained indigenous communities for generations and contributes to loss of habitat for

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Happenings at EC

Girl Scouts from St. Martin of Tours visited EC to earn their EC patch as well as their badge for Outdoor Art. Their program began with a PowerPoint presentation on and tour of EC. To obtain the badge the girls had to do a variety of activities including: collect an

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The Garden

It has been a busy spring in the garden. All but 6 of the raised beds have been replaced with new western red cedar boards (the six were replaced a few years ago). Besides smelling wonderful, especially after a rain, these boards are sturdy and should last for a long

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