Hands to Earth: November 2020 Newsletter

Our Outlook for Winter and Beyond

Effective November 16, we have paused hosting in response to new guidance from Washington State Governor Jay Inslee. All in-person programs, including garden tours and volunteer work parties, are cancelled through the end of 2020. Our team continues to tend the land, and we are grateful for the ongoing care that individuals and families are providing through our Adopt-A-Trail program.

We’re looking ahead to late Winter and Spring 2021, when we anticipate holding small gatherings again, including Restoration & Renewal Retreats, with a thoughtful format for COVID safety. We look forward to Summer 2021, when we can safely begin hosting larger groups with outdoor, distanced convening.

We are grateful for this remarkably supportive community, a strong guiding vision, and a bright future. We thank the program leaders, program participants, donors, and team members who have made our adaptation to current realities creative, generative, and filled with hope for our collective path forward. We’re working hard to honor every dollar gifted, managing our time and activities for maximum effectiveness with minimal cost as we move toward a time when it is once again safe to gather.

Thank you for moving through these unusual times with us. Here’s wishing you encouragement, friendship, and good health in the months ahead.

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November 24, 2020