Earth Day lands on Sunday this year, but All Saints Lutheran Church in Bowie, Md. is hosting a 4th annual event on Earth Day that helps maintain year-round momentum of stewardship awareness. Grounded [no pun intended] in verses from the 1st chapter of Genesis, “Then God said, ‘Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.’ And it was so… And God saw that it was good,” the community sets up tables and invites a community exchange on Earth Day. “Share your abundance!” they encourage, such as seeds, divided perennials, bulbs, and seedlings “that were more than enough” in member households. “Everyone is invited to help themselves to whatever you can use.”
PHOTO: Bees on purple coneflower at ASLC posted to Facebook when @AllSaintsLutheranChurchBowieMD observed Pollinator Week – highlighting urgent issues of declining populations of bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles that provide valuable ecosystem services. This year the Pollinator Week falls June 18-24, 2018.