Sunday, 25Sept.16 — Report from a trip to Cuba

miki soos logoNicole Gerber and Dave Reilly, who led a Niagara University field-based faculty-led intensive field study to Havana, will talk about the experience of introducing 22 students to Cuba and its people at the Environmental Cottage at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.  They will discuss the resilience of a cohesive community that thrives in a revolutionary setting.  And they will explain the three pillars of the revolution—health, education, and economics—and how they exemplify the successes of the Cuban society.

At our Environmental Sanctuary/Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island, NY 14072.  All Welcome! Potluck every Sunday.

And now we return to regular Sunday programming

sos-smallr01x60Sep. 11 — Peace/Nonviolence Festival & Walk, Canalside (2:30-dusk)

[4-6 p.m.: Business – Informal discussion of plans/visions for the coming year, including this from the WNY Land Conservancy:

For the Riverside Sanctuary, we are preparing letters of inquiry for all 82 property owners of the 169 parcels that comprise approximately 266 acres of undeveloped land in this area. The letter will introduce the potential for conservation, either through sale or donation of the land or through sale          or donation of the land’s development rights by way of conservation easements. The letter will ask interested property owners to respond to us. Our goal is to have a draft of the letter to you by mid-September, then mail the letter by the end of September. With responses in hand by late October, we will know how many people are interested and where their properties are located. We will prepare a few maps of interested property owners and their land. Based on the level of interest, we would then have to strategize next steps.

Sep. 18 — Business, including two presentations:  Proposal re “Practical Play/Knowledge Fire” from Dave Harter; Fundraiser for The Bihari Relief Fund – report from David Johnson

Sep. 25 — [Cuba Report by Dave Reilly’s NU students?  Still awaiting “final confirmation” of date]


Sep. 27            [Tuesday] Monthly Administrivia Gathering

Sing along with Nan Hoffman and Joe Tumino

nan and joe this junex

Nan and Joe sing at Music in the Woods on June (jphoto by Jon Rieley-Goddard).

Join us as we Sing-Along with Nan Hoffman & Joe Tumino this Wednesday, August miki soos logo10th, 6:30 p.m. (+ 6:00 p.m. potluck for those who wish) at our Environmental Sanctuary, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.

Music in the Woods this Sunday

Music in the Woods









With Nan Hoffman, Joe Tumino,

Kathy & Tom DeLoughry

Sunday, June 26, 2016

4:00 p.m.



Environmental Sanctuary

3449 West River Road

Grand Island, New York 14072

Information:  Nan (773-5315), June (773-1426)

Refreshments/potluck  –  Free-will donation

Join in wood-chip blitz; get free laurel and hardy handshake

miki soos logoJoin us this Sunday, May 8th, (any time from 1-2 p.m. onward) to celebrate our Riverside-Salem Environmental Sabbath/Earth Day (Mother Earth Day)/ You can participate in wood-chipping the paths at the cottage and through the adjoining Town land or in generally cleaning/sprucing the garden beds and grounds.  Please bring gloves and any implements (pitchforks, wheelbarrows, rakes, etc.).  Snacks/potluck likely, too.  :-).

RS Environmental Sanctuary, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island, NY 14072.

Here is your laurel and hardy handshake.

Programs for the rest of May:

May 15            Chris Barbera, Dreamers, Romans and Prisons: Meditations on Crime, Illness, Healing and Liberation. Chris will speak about the method of creating a theory and practice of justice, creativity and intelligence by collaborating and facilitating rather than advocating and educating – and then creating a network by mailing the words of inmates back to prison inmates.  June will speak about “Women Respond to Attica,” an article in the book.

May 22            Paul & Linda McQuillan show DVD: “THE ARMOR OF LIGHT.”  In The Armor Of Light Reverend Rob Schenck, antiabortion activist and fixture on the political far right, breaks with orthodoxy by questioning whether being pro-gun is consistent with being pro-life. Rev. Schenck is shocked and perplexed by the reactions of his long-time friends and colleagues who warn him away from this complex, politically explosive issue.  The McQuillans are Upstate Coordinators of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.

May 29            [Memorial Day Weekend] – work/planting Sunday

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