“WE CAN’T SOLVE PROBLEMS BY USING THE SAME KIND OF THINKING WE USED WHEN WE CREATED THEM” A.Einstein
When you drive by the church at 90 Holden St, take a look at the dramatic changes to the grounds being implemented by the hardworking Garden-On Committee and its essential worker bees.
Einstein, in the quote above, was addressing the dangers of atomic weapons. Here on our church grounds, we are addressing climate change and the potential disruption of our essential food chain by being responsible stewards of our small plot of earth. With our plan for a hybrid garden and landscaping that honors and supports pollinators and our fellow creatures, we hope to challenge the traditional, perhaps cherished means of beautifying and maintaining properties and work with nature. As William Cullina, curator of the Maine Botanical Gardens, wrote, “the ethical shift from war to diplomacy, domination to stewardship has been slow…but the rewards are worth any trouble.”
Keep an eye on The Message and other church communications to learn what modifications, small but potentially mighty, are taking place.