SCHNEIDER NURSERY, INC. CONTINUES ITS WORK ON THE EDUCATIONAL PATHWAY IN BROWNSTOWN
Are you a nature lover who enjoys strolling through a grove of flowering crabapple trees? Do you need new landscape ideas or to gather Oak, Maple or Willow leaves for the infamous leaf collection project for school? If so, the new Educational Pathway in Brownstown will be the destination for you. Schneider Nursery is working with the Brownstown Exchange club, the Brownstown Chamber of Commerce, and the Jackson County commissioners to landscape an educational walking trail. Margie Strange, with Schneider Nursery, is excited about continuing to develop this walking trail for all to enjoy. Several trees have already been planted on the pathway and residents of Jackson County are taking advantage of this area to run, walk, or simply enjoy the beauty.
The public and private sector can purchase a tree from Schneider Nursery to be planted along the pathway. Schneider Nursery will then coordinate delivery and planting of the tree along the pathway. Planting of the trees will take place in December, 2013 and again in March of 2014. The Brownstown Exchange club will then provide a plaque to be placed at the base of the tree that will identify the type of tree. The plaque can also serve as a memorial to a loved one. Cost of the tree and all planting materials will be $300. Many varieties are available. For a complete list of trees available follow the link below. You must have Adobe Reader. Click on the image to download Adobe Reader for free.
To participate in this community event contact:
Schneider Nursery at 800-264-4068 or 812-522-4068 or email Marge Strange at Margie@schneidernursery.com
EDUCATIONL PATHWAY GROWING
Many variety of trees have already been planted on the walking trail in Brownstown thanks to the concerted efforts of the Brownstown Exchange Club who maintained trees on the walkway this past summer. Trees that have been planted are American Beech, Frontier Elm, October Glory, Red Sunset, Crimson King, and Weeping Willow.
Thank you to all that are making this walkway possible and a destination for running, a quiet stroll or just viewing the beautiful tress.
THE SEASON OF ADVENT
With the holidays fast approaching, it is hard for us to shift our attention away from the consumerism aspect of Christmas. We're out buying Christmas presents, hanging ornaments on the tree, and spending a small fortune on new Christmas lights because the ones that were supposed to last for years quit working after only using them twice. But as hard as it is to pull ourselves away from the gifts and the decorations and the food, we need to remember what Christmas is about, and that is because it is the season of Advent.
Advent is a word that means "coming." Christians around the world use this season in the church calendar to prepare for the arrival of Christ on Christmas. At the beginning of this season, Advent wreaths are set up in churches and in homes across the globe. These wreathes traditionally consist of a circle of evergreen boughs and five candles, with four candles part of the circle and one in the center. The five candles each represent something we focus on each week: peace, hope, love, and joy, with the center candle symbolizing the arrival of Christ. Each Sunday, we light one more candle on the Advent wreath, knowing that the few unlit candles left show us how close we are to celebrating the birth and life of Jesus Christ.
Evergreens play an important role in the Advent wreath as well. The evergreen bough is a symbol of God's unfailing and constant love for us, much like the evergreen, which stays green and beautiful all year. The circle of evergreen boughs is unending, representing God's unending love for us. A love so strong that God sent his only Son to live on this earth with us and to die on the cross in our place, rising from the dead on Easter Sunday to bring us everlasting life in heaven.
So as we are immersed in the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, let us take a moment to come up for air and remember why we celebrate this beautiful holiday. Let us fully anticipate the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Let the beauty of Advent bring us peace, hope, love and joy.
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