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Q1 2022 GreenFriends North America Newsletter
Welcome to the Q1 2022 GreenFriends newsletter!

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This edition includes another excerpt from Amma’s Man and Nature; how the Mid South region is putting its trees where its mouth is; how to encourage the return of vanishing bird species; how to keep a garden going throughout the winter; reusing through the art of darning; and how to restore our habitats to their natural state.

The time of the recent winter solstice has us looking inside and the new year is upon us. It is time for looking inward with our minds and having compassion in our hearts. Amma says:

Even the longest journey starts with the first small step. Let each of us welcome the new year by starting to make small changes in our life. If each of us can do this– who knows– it may mark the beginning of a new age altogether. Let us surrender it to the Paramatman and move forward together with one mind towards a single goal. Amma wishes all her children a very happy new year.

GreenFriends strives to communicate the importance of treating Nature with respect and gratitude. We invite each of you Green Friends to share your ideas and experiences with your own gardening efforts as well as experiences with nature.

Please send your stories, comments and feedback to info@greenfriendsna.org

Amma's Teachings on Man and Nature

Amma's Teachings on Man and Nature
Nature is nothing but God’s visible form which we can behold and experience through our senses…

Read Amma’s In this excerpt from the booklet ‘Man and Nature’, Amma talks about the connection between our spiritual practices and protection of Nature. teachings on Man and Nature...


Embracing the Trees: MidSouth Stopped Talking and Started Planting!
Stop Talking and Start Planting
Every tree makes a difference. Read here about this community’s inspiring resolve to plant trees as part of the Embracing the Trees initiative of GreenFriends North America.

Read about how the Mid-South Region is embracing Embracing The Trees...


Creating a Bird-Friendly Garden

A Merlin keeps a lookout
We have lost an alarming number of birds over the past 50 years, but small changes can make a big difference when it comes to supporting bird populations.

Read about how to create a Bird Friendly Garden...


Winter Gardening - Extend the Season

Winter garden bounty
Winter is no reason to stop gardening. Read about cold weather crops and winter gardening ideas.

Read about how to Extend the Season with Winter Gardening...


Learning to Darn, and Other Sustainable Gifting Ideas

Learning to Darn
One devotee takes to darning socks in place of traditional gifts. Read here about why and how, and how it went.

Read about how to Learn to Darn...


Regional Habitat Restoration: Bringing Our Earth Back in Balance

Habitat restoration
From small- to large-scale projects, regional habitat restoration has been identified as a strategy to uplift the state of the natural world.

Read about Regional Habitat Restoration...


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