Soul Gardening

with Terry Hershey

People who love this world, people who pay attention, are gardeners, whether or not they have ever picked up a trowel.

Because gardening is not just about digging. Gardening is about cherishing.

And to cherish, one must be present.

Garden columnist, Henry Mitchell, wrote that one day we would all die, but that the questions is how we spent our days. Were we fidgeting over moles and fungi and varmints, or glorying — year by year — in the daffodils?

This is a workshop for people who love life.

And for people who wish to love life but are temporarily stymied. 

At times we are captives to busyness, disappointment, exhaustion, anger, apathy, an excess of caution, or even a good reputation, and we carry around an unused life — as if life is a savings bond to be withdrawn only when mandatory.

Terry talks about —

  • Learning to be intoxicated with the world around us, focusing on what nourishes our soul.
  • Opening our heart to the rhythms of the garden.
  • Learning to practice the sacrament of the blessed present.
  • Working to embrace the demanding marriage of loving and losing.
  • Cultivating appreciation for ordinary gifts of grace, the value of solitude, and the healing power of nature.

Terry’s stories will lead you to nurture your soul and renew your sense of what it means to live fully alive.

When: Earth Day Saturday
April 21
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $30 by April 17
$35 thereafter

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Where: Suquamish UCC Church
18732 Division Ave NE
Suquamish, WA 98392
  Terry Hershey
has served as a Protestant minister, and is now a writer and garden designer on Vashon Island.

Terry holds a mirror up to our fast-forward, disconnected lives, and offers us the “power of pause” — the wisdom of doing less and living more — in order to to regain emotional and spiritual balance; to find the sacred in every day. The Power of Pause (Loyola Press) is his tenth book.

Terry’s work has been featured on The Hallmark Channel, CNN, PBS, and NPR.

But mostly he loves to dance with his son, and watch bald eagles ride the currents in the canyon behind his house. 

For more information:
Call (360) 598-4434.

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