Cottonwood loves to share its land with the community. Presently there are over 50 garden plots in the Soul Garden as well as a prayer labyrinth, picnic areas, walking paths, honey bees. All are welcome to apply for a plot of land and join in the gift of working the ground and sharing in its bounty and goodness. We invite you to become Soul Gardeners!
Latest information about the SOUL Garden.
Gardeners have their plots and are preparing the soil and planting vegetables. Watch for
the garden produce sales to start this spring. Remember, all money goes to the Utah Food
Bank. The S.O.U.L. Garden broke a record last year with over $2,300 in sales. Let's break
another record and help make groceries available to those who need them.
S.O.U.L. Garden is hosting the annual May Faire on May 10. This fun, spring event is a
time for families to gather for activities, food and fellowship from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00
noon. Come dance around the Maypole. Save the date and watch for more details next
Woodstock Elementary has two large garden plots this year. Volunteers are welcome when
the children come to plant their gardens. Call Steve at 801-278-5957 to learn more and
find out times and days.
For more information about the garden, come out and visit with us. We love to show off
our gardens anytime we're there. Go to our website: www.soulgardencottonwood.com
SOUL LABYRINTH – Jeremiah 6:16 – “Thus says the Lord: Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.”
The garden behind the church has been enhanced with a prayer path called a Labyrinth. Unlike a maze, which has many paths and dead ends, a labyrinth has only one path leading from the outside to the center and back out again. The way in is finding awareness of the presence of God as we go through interior reality, past confusion and chaos of the daily word. Reaching the center, we find wholeness, completion through Christ, which is the heart and center of Christian life. Finally, the labyrinth offers a way out, a path of renewal as we come back into the world to continue our life’s work.
The labyrinth is meant to be walked pensively and prayerfully, in the spirit of guidance, peace, transformation, connection, inspiration, and hope.
Reprinted from the Courier August 2007. Thanks to several former members as well as Felicia Graves, George Katz, Nadine Geist McAlister, Janet Lake and Kelsey Schwab who helped with the construction.