GNUUC has beautiful properties, including the Memorial Garden, the wooded area, the trail, and the meditation area. In order to maintain and protect these areas, a call is going out to all church members who are interested in helping to form the Land Stewardship Ad Hoc Committee. This committee will be under the Buildings & Grounds Committee.
How do we best care for the Memorial Garden? This involves regularly-scheduled mowing, trimming, planting, and weeding. How can we improve the trail and meditation area? The trail is cleared annually by a professional service. The terracing at the meditation area will soon need reinforcing to prevent its collapse.
In addition, Land Trust Tennessee has provided information to us about a Conservation Easement to protect our land resources in perpetuity from development. Are we interested in placing some of our land resources in the easement, all of our land, or none of it?
The Land Stewardship committee will hold its inaugural meeting on Sunday, March 4, at 12:30 pm, to share information, discuss goals, and plan action. Please contact Caren Spencer-Smith, Nathanael Reveal, or Mary Hinton with your questions. We hope you will consider being a part of this committee and planning for our future at GNUUC.
Topics for discussion are regularly-scheduled maintenance, improvements, a conservation easement, and an urban forest designation. Please contact Mary Hinton (firstname.lastname@example.org), Nathanael Reveal (email@example.com), Caren Spencer-Smith (Caren.Spencer-Smith@hcahealthcare.com), with your questions. We hope you will consider being a part of this committee and share your thoughts on March 4.