The photo here shows the Labyrinth as it appeared when we were almost done with spreading six square yards of mulch last June. An amazing group of people, including many of us from Northminster as well as some friends from TIG, spent lots of time and effort achieving that goal.
In recent years, we’ve had workdays focused totally on the Labyrinth, or sometimes just a few TIG friends did a little weeding; but the vast majority of the weeding, trimming, mulching and weed-prevention treatments were undertaken by Building and Grounds and helpers, along with a few wonderfully faithful “secret gardeners”. Those who worked the most on the Labyrinth on their own - as well as the Memorial Garden - were Curt & Pat Lundy, Peg & Rod Griffard, and Bob Sigler. If you’re also a “secret gardener” we may not know about, we also owe you thanks.
Sadly, we’ve lost Curt, and Bob will soon be moving, but the remaining folks are ready to pass Keeping Our Labyrinth Looking Great: Help Wanted on the mantle to others and take long-deserved rests. Ruth Turner says, “I’ve done what I can for years by carrying gloves and bags in my car for spontaneous spot-weeding, including pulling all those nasty thistles this past week, and am certainly going to continue that, but I really need some help! If we had a cadre of volunteers as we did when the Labyrinth was first installed, each volunteer would only have to weed or trim those bothersome tree ‘shooters’ once or twice from mid-May to midSeptember. It might just entail an hour right after church (keeping gloves and tools in your car makes it easy) or a couple of hours during a weekday, but would make a huge difference in how we present Northminster to the community: thriving, active and involved.”
Let Ruth know if you can help even once and add your name to the sign-up sheet in the hall; if you’re unsure of your schedule, just doing what you can when you can is great, too!