The 3rd annual Harvest Festival was held on Sunday, October 9, 2011, 2 - 5 pm. The menu was meat and vegetarian chili, veggie burgers and hot dogs, with mint tea and cider to drink. Plates, bowls, and flatware were provided to make this a sustainable event. At 2:30 pm Sister Mary Schmuck, RSM, from Mercy Sacred Heart Village presided over the Blessing of the Animals. Two officers and horses from the Metro Police Mounted Patrol participated. At 3:30 pm, we honored 9th District Councilperson Tina Ward-Pugh and Kim Thieneman, Executive Director at Mercy Sacred Heart Village for their continued support of the garden. Informational tables were set up by Yoga East, Kyiana Beekeepers, Fresh Start, Center for Neighborhoods, United Crescent Hill Ministries, Bernheim Forest, Sustainable Clifton, and the 9th District Green Triangle.
A Blessing for All Animals
I wish a special blessing on you, and all animals - in homes, farms, forests, land, seas, and air. Thank you for your faithful and interesting companionship and help to us all! May I learn good things from you about life, joy, trust and service. I will take good care of you too. Blessed be God, our Higher Power, who created us all. Amen