Oseh Shalom is excited to be part of the Sacred Grounds Maryland project, facilitated by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). This program educates faith communities about the importance of, and how to care for, our local waterways and environment by planting native plants. NWF secured a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and Prince George’s County to conduct this project.
Adding native plants to our Oseh Shalom campus and our homes helps local waterways and wildlife and reduces maintenance. Native plants need less care because they are more resilient. Native plants reduce storm water runoff and improve the quality and quantity of water heading to the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay watersheds. Native plants also provide food for birds and butterflies.
This is a grassroots effort to encourage everyone to plant native plants at Oseh Shalom and in their personal spaces, home, yard, or containers. Together, by caring for creation, Sacred Grounds will enable us to ensure our children and our community have a clean and safe environment well into the future.
Contact Sue Burger or Linda Solomon at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Thank you to our wonderful Oseh Shalom community. We exceeded our pledge goal of 40 households. We hope your plants bloom and grow!
56pledges as of May 1, 2022
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Lag BaOmer Solar Workshop, Wednesday (5/18), at 7 pm
Wednesday, May 18th at 7 pm
On erev Lag BaOmer we will gather around a Zoom “campfire” to tell the story of how our electricity is made and how we might turn away from burning this spring by going solar at home. Interfaith Power & Light’s Jewish Climate Action Network and the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions invite you to learn about and consider joining Solar United Neighbor’s open solar purchasing groups for homeowners in Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland.
During the fiscal year August 2021 to July 2022, we hosted the following events:
See native gardens in each others homes. Watch the eNews for details
Interested in planting a tree? Plant one of these native trees:
Interested in planting perennial flowers? Plant one of these native plants:
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