Woman In Garden

Women’s Circle Newsletter

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P.O. Box 110998  Aurora, CO. 80042

720-530-2834
Reaching out in joy and
sisterhood to keep us connected
as we circle together as women

 

 

Heart Ray Woman

Andrea Lord
President, Alpha Institute
Women’s Circle Facilitator
Reiki Practitioner

moon shadow

Rachel Lord RN, CMT, MH
Women’s Circle Facilitator
Master Herbalist

 

EARTH DAY

APRIL 22, 2011

Hands holding earth and flower
image resource:http://sacramentoscoop.com/2009/04/20/water-and-set-against-a-blac.html

Come out and celebrate the Earth

Dance a little

Plant a little

Tread ever so lightly

Leave nothing behind except......

 

Footprint
image resource: http://www.taprootfoundation.org/blog/2008/02/

THINGS TO PONDER ABOUT EARTH DAY

Each year, Earth Day -- April 22 -- marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns front and center. The Earth Day website has tons of information about the Earth Day history, things to do, how to help, so visit their website for some great background and new ideas. http://www.earthday.org/

People traditionally celebrate Earth Day with the ringing of bells, often bells of peace. The tradition of bell ringing is practiced all over the world on Earth Day. Representatives from Palestine, Austria, and Russia have all rung a Peace Bell in a ceremony celebrating the protection of the environment and of Earth’s many species.

Hand bells

Earth Day is celebrated all around the globe. You can plant trees, clean up a beach, go to a lecture, canoe, pet animals, hike, dance, sing, participate in a 5-K run and eat Earth Day fare at an Earth Day fair somewhere on the planet. Click on the link below to locate what is happening in your neck of the woods. http://earthday.envirolink.org/calendar.html

100,000 Monks (Thailand)

A very special event for Earth Day is monks from 20,000 temples gathering at the Dhammakaya Temple in Khlong Luang, Pathumthani, Thailand. Not only are 100,000 monks coming together to promote peace and environmental protection, they’re also sending 222 Buddha statues to 222 temples in Sri Lanka.

 

 

Peace Sign Earth Day
image resource: http://www.mycommentcodes.com/earth-day.html

     

    THE THREE Rs For Earth Day
    "Recycle, Reuse, Remember"

    Recycle: It is not just about bottles and bags it can also include lessons learned
    Reuse: The old adage 'Someone's trash is another's treasure'. That old pretty cracked cup could find new life as a planter for some spring primroses.
    Remember:To do a little each day - recycle your newspapers, cans and bottles. Create a recycling area in your home and teach your children that recycling is good for all of earth's creatures.

    Another fun Website to check out is http://holidays.kaboose.com/earth-day/ where you can find Earth Day games, activities and ideas for children. A great way to get the future generations invovled.

    Primroses

    COMPOSTING

    Compost is what remains from the decomposition of plants and other once-living materials. As it breaks down it forms an earthy, dark, crumbly organic substance that is excellent for enriching house plants and garden soil. You can recycle yard and kitchen wastes by creating your own  "compost heap" outside.  This is added to and shoveled over periodically as it decomposes and "cooks". A plastic garbage bag over the top is helpful. Composting is a great way to reduce the volume of garbage that is needlessly sent to landfills for disposal, benefits our plants and adds to the permaculture recyling process.

     

    ComposterCompost

     

    Check out the following website for plenty of composting information. How to, what not to do etc. http://vegweb.com/composting/what.shtml

     

    Red Leaf

     

Some of our References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/
http://holidays.kaboose.com/earth-day/
http://vegweb.com/composting/what.shtml

Image Resources:
http://sacramentoscoop.com/2009/04/20/water-and-set-against-a-blac.html
http://www.mycommentcodes.com/earth-day.html
http://www.taprootfoundation.org/blog/2008/02/
http://www.huntsvillefirst.org/272507



EVENTS CALENDAR
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CIRCLING:

2012 - WHAT'S IT ALL MEAN?

 

Sunday July 17, 2011
1 pm - 4:30 pm $20

Connect With Other Wise Women

Join In Ceremony with Drums and Rattles!

  • We will use sacred ceremony to explore these ideas
  • The circle has been a natural way for women to gather since the beginning.
    Let’s continue that tradition and spread the sisterhood
  • BRING: A drum or rattle! If not, we have extras

Presenters:

Andrea Lord, Women’s Circle Facilitator, Reiki Practitioner
Rachel Lord, RN, CMT, Master Herbalist


Held At:
Old Hampden Holistic Center
3501 S. Corona St., #1
Englewood, CO 80113

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