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Session 8: Life-Giving Plants

Session 8: Life-Giving Plants
Session 8: Life-Giving Plants

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  • All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Earth Ball Name Game 5 Activity 2: Story — Noah's Wife: The Story of Naamah 10 Activity 3: Growing a...
  • Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for several minutes, perhaps repeating a word or...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice and LED/battery-operated candle Cloth for altar or centering space Group Covenant (Session 1) Chalice-...
  • Materials for Activity Inflatable earth ball or globe, available from Amazon Preparation for Activity Inflate the earth ball or globe...
  • Materials for Activity Story, " Noah's Wife: The Story of Naamah " A large basket Objects to place in the basket that are related to the...
  • Preparation for Activity Read through the activity and practice your pacing. Recruit an adult helper to model the motions. Give this person...
  • Materials for Activity Paper cups or cardboard egg cartons Potting soil Packet(s) of fast-sprouting seeds, such as marigolds or zinnias...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, " The Garden Song" Lyrics Optional: A computer with Internet access Preparation for Activity Copy Handout...
  • Materials for Activity World of Wonder Mural from Session 1 Leader Resource 1, Mural Image - Community Garden , and tape Closing Song...
  • Take a few minutes to evaluate the session with your co-leader immediately after the session, while it is fresh. Share your thoughts with...
  • Materials for Activity Closing song lyrics from Session 1 Handout 1, " The Garden Song" Lyrics Optional: Unitarian Universalist Association...
  • Materials for Activity Clean, one-gallon, plastic milk jugs, with caps-one for each participant Nails Markers (preferably waterproof) and...
  • Materials for Activity Selected perennials Mulch Garden gloves Garden tools such as trowels and shovels in assorted sizes Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Three to five aromatic herbs such as lavender, lemon balm, mint, oregano, dill, and rosemary-cuttings or potted...
  • All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its...
  • Noah's Wife: The Story of Naamah (C) Text 1996 Sandy Eisenberg Sasso. Permission granted by Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, www...
  • CHORUS: Inch by inch, row by row Gonna make this garden grow Gonna mulch it deep and low Gonna make it fertile ground. Inch by inch, row by...
  • "Children holding community garden sign" from iStockphoto. Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for...
  • Learn about UU congregations partnering with community gardens on the Green Sanctuary blog or on congregational websites ( search UUA.org...

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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