Church of England Diocese of London St. Peter with St. Martin Edmonton

St Peter's Peace and Memorial garden

8 Oct 2019, 10:45 a.m.
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On Saturday and Sunday last week, members of the St Peter's congregation and the local community came together to work on our new peace garden.  Planning and preparatory work had begun a few months ago and recently we had an unexpected and very welcome gift of a number of potted trees which has helped us to consolidate our vision, so much so that e<span style="font-size: 1rem;">arly on Saturday morning we took delivery of several tonnes of soil and wood-chip for the next stage of the work.   With a morning free of rain it was 'all hands to the pump' to fill the raised beds with soil and spread the wood chip on the ground,, </span>kept<span style="font-size: 1rem;"> going by welcome cups of tea and plenty of cake.   </span>

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">On </span>Sunday<span style="font-size: 1rem;"> afternoon we </span>reconvened<span class="" style="font-size: 1rem;"> and with others joining us we continued.  The rain joined us as well, but there was such a good spirit amongst us that we carried on, fortified by more tea and cake.  After several hours we have emptied half of the bags of wood chip and all but one bag of soil, and so decided to plan another session in a couple of weeks which we hope will see this stage completed. </span>

We have already received kind and generous donations of seeds, plants and bulbs and other items so the next stage will be to plant up the raised beds with them and to think more about the final design of the garden.   <span style="font-size: 1rem;">Thank you to all who have come with spade, wheelbarrow and enthusiasm; our vision to offer this community a peaceful space where our loved ones can be remembered through the beauties of plants and flowers is coming ever closer.  </span>