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Trees, Gardens, and Naturalist Projects in Sacred Spaces

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Hosted by the Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria,

Potluck Dinner at 5pm, Panel from 5:30-7:30pm


A growing number of faith communities across Arlington and Alexandria are embracing innovative projects that involve Tree Stewards, Master Gardeners, and Master Naturalists.

Learn about how these projects began, how they serve the spiritual missions of these communities, what it takes to maintain them as community leaders, and tips and insights for volunteer recruitment and management.

We will focus on innovations at two local faith communities and insights from a regional nonprofit working with faith communities at this upcoming program:

  • Nancy and Stuart Davis, Tree Stewards (Nancy is also a Master Gardener) and members of Temple Beth El in Alexandria, who have worked with fellow supporters to revive the beautiful Chapel in the Woods. The congregation also recently received a grant from the Audubon Society to further support natural habitats on the temple’s property.
  • Dave Smith, an experienced Gardener and active member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in North Arlington, which has planted a thriving “Plot for Hunger” garden and nurtures an urban apple orchard, which in turn provides food in of support of the Arlington Food Assistance Center.
  • Margaret Fisher, Plant NOVA Natives, works closely with faith communities throughout Northern Virginia to support gardens and gardening using native plants.

Join us for a potluck dinner, followed by a panel discussion with discussion and Q&As.

If you are attending the potluck,

Please bring the following based on the first letter of your last name:

A-G: Dessert

H-M: Appetizer

N-Z: Side dish

Chicken will be provided.

Please do not bring any dishes with pork or shellfish to the synagogue for the potluck.