A labyrinth can be obscure

labyrinth and salvia

miki sos smallSeasonal covering for our Labyrinth, including a red-blooming salvia, Environmental Chapel, West River Road, Grand Island, New York, Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ, 0 3November12. Photo by Jon Rieley-Goddard. (Click on photo to see larger sizes.)

Business meeting, native plants occupy our time

looking for native plants

Ken Parker, native plant specialist from Lockwood Greenhouses, met with us on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the RS Cottage to assess our place and talk with us about recommendations for native plantings.

miki sos smallSunday, Nov. 4  [Daylight Savings Time Ends at 2:00 a.m.] WNYCIC Fall Annual Meeting, 1-5 p.m., lunch & registration 1:00, $8 (2:00 program), at Salem UCC, 114 Morgan St. in Tonawanda, NY 14150:  Election of Officers, Approval of Budget for 2012; Monica Liddle, Missionary; reservations to 835-4120, uccnywes@verizon.net.

NB:  RS Business Meeting (no other RS program) will start at 5 p.m. rather than 4 p.m.

Bottle wall meets setting sun

cut bottle wall
miki sos smallStrawbale shelter, Environmental Cottage of Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ, 30September12. (photo by Jon Rieley-Goddard)

1 day, 2 jobs – strawbale construction, river cleanup

rainbow at cottage

Above: A rainbow begins strawbale-project workday, on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

Below: These people helped on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, with the annual Riverkeeper clean-up day.

(photos by Carol Alt)

river cleanup


Nan Hoffman and Friends make pretty music

nan with limbertoy

miki sos smallSinger Nan Hoffman operates limbertoy while singing All God’s Creatures Got a Place in the Choir, a crowd favorite at the annual Music in the Woods celebration at the Environmental Cottage. This year’s concert was on Sunday, 24June12.

Photo by Jon Rieley-Goddard

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