It was great talking to you last week. I’m definitely planning to
attend the BVS picnic, and am so excited that Will and Madeleine will
be honored; they are such amazing people, sacrificing so much to
spread the “gospel” of peace, compassion, and love. It’s heartwarming
to see them receive the recognition they deserve!
I believe that, when we last visited, I mentioned to you about the
World Orchard Project, of which I am a co-founder. My dear friend
Jerry (who visited with me last time) is also a founding member. Our
mission is to encourage the planting of fruit bearing trees and
bushes—especially in public areas. Our hope is to restore a spirit of
“the commons”, with children, elders, and others coming together to
accomplish a common mission. When you have a moment, please visit our
website at www.worldorchardproject.org to read more about our group,
philosophies, and activities.
On the website, you will notice (under “Advisory Group
Biographies”) that Will (as well as friends of the Abbey, Matt Kelly
and Howard Lyman) is on our Board. As several of us from the World
Orchard Project are planning to attend on July 15, we would like to
commemorate Will, as well as the Abbey, by planting a fruit tree or
bush on Abbey property. Of course, we would not want to interfere with
the BVS schedule, or Will’s presentation. We are just hoping for a few
moments at the end of the afternoon for a ceremonial planting and
Please talk this over with Lewis and let me know if you approve.
Your friend Sharon Jacks