This Sunday’s forecast is sunny again; perfect for a little get together to share in laughter.
🌻🌼🌷Work Party & Laughter Day – Sunday, May 5 – 11:00 am to 3:30 pm🌷🌼🌻
– Where: The PLOT (71st Ave and 137A St)
– What to do: Watering and turning some beds over and general upkeep.
– What to bring: Work gloves, favourite weeding tools, fruit or light snack to share. Some tools are available for use at PLOT and some snacks will be also provided. For Laughter Day, you can also bring funny jokes and story and silly costume.
– Laughter Day – Presented by Zina: We will gather after some work at 12:00 noon to read and share jokes and funny anecdotes.. There will be fun games and challenges. Come in your silly and wacky costumes or accessories and don’t forget to laugh out loud!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
This coming SUNDAY MARCH 17 we will meet up at the PLOT for a first time in the garden for spring clean up, followed by tea/coffee.
WHEN: SUNDAY MARCH 17 11:30 am to 3pm pm followed by tea/coffee and a PLOT visit planning meet up from 3 pm to 4 pm.
WHERE: PLOT Garden for work party
LOCATION FOR TEA/COFFEE AT 3PM: Room number #4 is booked for 2:45 to 4:45 in the Ice Arena. If the weather is glorious we may want to stay at the PLOT.
Join Grandma Amy for a Winter Solstice Observation and Celebration
WHEN: SUNDAY DECEMBER 23
TIME: NOON CEREMONY WITH POT LUCK TO FOLLOW.
For those wishing to make musical RHYTHM STICKS OR RAIN TUBES MEET AT 10 AM in room #4 prior to Ceremony * See below for more detail.
WHERE: ROOM #4 NEWTON REC CENTRE (In the Ice Arena Building) We will walk together to the adjacent Newton Medicine Wheel at NOON weather permitting returning to arena to feast and visit.
ICE ARENA ADDRESS: 7120 136B St, Surrey
WHAT TO BRING: A short poem or quote, something to share for pot luck, drum, rattle or music maker. Please dress for weather. (Bringing your own cup, dishes and cutlery is appreciated)
THIS IS A FREE FAMILY COMMUNITY EVENT! ALL WELCOME!
FALL EQUINOX CEREMONY AT THE NEWTON MEDICINE WHEEL
Sunday September 23, Noon to 3pm
Please join us for an Autumn Equinox at the Medicine Wheel with Cree Elder Grandma Amy*,
followed by Pot Luck in Room #4 in the Ice Arena Building.
It will be a time of marking the seasonal change, visiting, relaxing, enjoying the garden and being part of the community!
Candace Brown Bear Woman and other guests will be joining us.
WHAT TO BRING: Plate, Cutlery, Mug, Something to Share, Drum or Rattle etc or a Quote if you wish.
PLEASE DRESS FOR WEATHER and bring a lawn chair if you need to sit during the ceremony.
This is a Free Family and Community Event. Please feel free to share and or invite others.
*SPECIAL NOTE: Grandma Amy is inviting attendees to explore how their own ancestors might have lived in a good way with Mother Earth, how it was integrated into daily lives and how events like Solstice and Equinox might have been celebrated. Contributions Welcome.
Join us for ceremony at the Medicine Wheel with Grandma Amy Sunday June 24 @ noon followed by Pot Luck Picnic.
Candace Brown Bear Woman will be joining us to offer a song.
For those who would like to stay on for the afternoon other activities have been planned by some of the Friends of the PLOT, including a Labyrinth Walk, Wishing Tree Ribbon Tying, Music and Poetry Quote Reading.( Please see attached Flyer)
It will be a day of leaning into community, visiting, relaxing and enjoy the gardens.
Much Gratitude to Grandma Amy for cultivating and creating such a good space for us at the Newton Medicine Wheel.
Much gratitude to Katheren Szabo for creating our flyer and organizing this year’s Summer Solstice event.
People have been working hard to prepare all the gardens for planting. The weather is co-operating. We have lots of plants arriving & need as much help as possible to get them planted!
Imagine….. We have sun in the forecast for several days which means, we will work in the rays rather that the rain this Sunday 1-4 pm. Really hope to see you there.
This last Sunday we got a big boost from 6 wonderful young people who tackled some big weedy beds. We gave them a bit of an orientation and for a rest from the weeds we headed to the Heart Labyrinth on the west side of the property and walked its paths and told the story of Pamela’s vision and dedication to the healing journey. Also our BEE partner came and with another volunteer completely and completely cleaned up the bee enclosure, creating quite a buzz as a result. And….. there was some more planting!!
There has also been work going on during the week, usually in the afternoons so if you feel like enjoying the garden and having a visit while getting your hands dirty there is always something to do.
Yesterday we had a visit from Cindy Lee from the Community Connections Program, part of Immigrant Services at Options, a local Non-profit service organization. She is involved in linking recent immigrants to the community. In particular she is working with seniors and is very excited about the Plot becoming part of their program.
Now for this Sunday…… we may get close to finishing up the bed preparation. I had to laugh yesterday, having been part of digging up hundreds of pounds of weeds these last weeks, to see new weeds coming up in the planted beds. And of course, there will be more seeds to plant. There may be more radishes to eat.
It would also be good to chat a little bit as a group to canvas ideas about how we might improve coordination, communication and any problem areas we might want to give more thought to. So keep that in mind. We also might want to identify a date for our first potluck of the year.
Looking forward to seeing anybody that is able to partake this Sunday. Enjoy the warmth of spring.