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The Planting of the Great BBQ Wall of the Archer

posted 23 Apr 2020, 03:35 by Peter Harney

 Earth Day, April 22nd saw the resident brothers’ community of the Archer planting the brick wall that overlooks the BBQ gathering space which was for many years the home of the above ground pool.  As the sun rose at 6am we gathered and watched a video of John Philip Newell speaking about John Muir one of the first environmentalists who was born in Scotland in 1838 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0khHxSVwZVA .He lived most of his life in the USA where he promoted the preservation and protection of old growth forests and life’s many species.  We then planted the wall and garden with plants that will, in time, cover the wall with colour and vibrant life.  We finished with a reflection on Earth Day prepared by Kevin McDonnell.  When the Archer re-opens we will celebrate this new gathering space with a BBQ and pizza.

PH (April 22nd, 2020)
 


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