Mission Statement: The PV Volunteers are an ecumenical community of diverse individuals. By providing a service experience in a variety of settings, we respond to human need, form relationships and encourage change and growth both in ourselves and with those we serve.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Seattle Tuesday

Today's theme was connecting to the earth! The day began at Pigeon point Park, part of the West Duwamish greenbelt, the largest urban forest in Seattle. We joined 30 other volunteers to work with the Nature Consortium, a grassroots, community based organization whose mission is to connect people, arts, and nature. Specifically the work we did was part of the Urban Forest Restoration program. We cleared a large patch of invasive Himalayan blackberry, while being careful to leave the native blackberry.  In time these areas will be replanted with native trees and bushes. Very difficult work, but a great team effort! Two local musicians played music to keep us motivated and entertained.

Afterwards we headed to Our Lady of Guadalope church where the PV's have worked the past 2 years in building a garden, called Lettuce Pray, that helps feed local food banks. Today we spread cedar chips to keep weed growth down.

Dinner consisted of soup made with sweet potato, spinach, and veggie sausage - hearty and delicious - just what we needed after a challenging day of physical labor!  For reflection we listened to a song about letting mystery be, and pondered where mystery was found in our day...


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