Gardening is a Community Affair

Gardening is a Community Affair

The Garden at Mariandale was put to bed for the winter. As I stand before the seventeen raised beds, now seeded with winter rye to bring fresh nourishment for the spring, I am caught in a kind of reverie. I recall the fresh energy of new beginnings from former spring...
Where Holiness Meets Sustainability

Where Holiness Meets Sustainability

This post is in honor of World Environment Day. For a devotion for the day, consider our Prayer for World Environment Day. At the Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center in Ossining, sustainability starts at the reception desk. The front office features low-emission,...