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Successful multifaith celebration at the 


by Mary Porter, AM, MLA for the ACT Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope

at 3 pm, Friday 20th May 2011,

5 Menindee Drive, just next to Clare Holland House (ACT Hospice).

Click here for photos of the launch

Environment Meditation and Healing Garden
Click this picture to see photos of the tree planting

Message of Gratitude from Vernon Bailey.

Thanks a lot everyone for big efforts on the planting days.We think the prize should go to Sukyo Mahikari Youth Group for their energetic, enthusiastic and inspiring participation and also to

Robert James an Elder at Wesley Church Forrest.for his weeks of preparation with mulching and who provided the trailer, water, fertiliser and tools.

Altogether we planted 150 trees on Saturday and 75 on Sunday.

Many hands make light work - Photo by Toshiki Naga
Multifaith planting party March 26 2011

In the spirit of living in harmonious relationship with each other and with the earth, Canberra Interfaith Forum welcomes the attendance of interested people at its new Environment Meditation and Healing Garden on the corner of Morshead Drive & Menindee Drive, Barton ACT


Eastern arm of the planting circle.
200 native shrubs and 12 Eucalyptus trees in all

The main purpose of the garden is to promote reconciliation and healing between our communities and the earth.

The garden also provides a physical place where people from the local community or visitors to Canberra can come to meditate or reflect on their relationship with the earth and in turn to be restored by 
this profoundly gentle, healing site located on the eastern shore of 
Lake Burley Griffin.


Looking towards the Hub
Light in full colour - a visit from a rainbow

Organisations cooperating in the establishing the Garden include:

United Ngunnawal Elders Council

Canberra Multicultural Community Forum (incl. CIF)

Little Company of Mary Health Care 

ACT Palliative Care Society

Greening Australia ACT Region

ACT Mental Health Community Coalition

ACT Mental Health Foundation

Clare Holland House & ACT Territory & Municipal Services TAMS

Trailer, water, fertiliser and tools provider.
Weeks of preparation also by Robert James

N.B. People coming by car should park in the public parking spots on the north side of Menindee Drive, NOT in the private parking lots of Clare Holland House or the Boathouse Restaurant. There are more public parking spots further down Menindee Drive, on its lower side, beyond the Boathouse Restaurant along the Lake.

Canberra Interfaith Forum is supported by members of Indigenous, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian Denominations, Muslim, Sikh, Baha'i, Sathya Sai, Pagan, Brahma Kumaris, & Sukyo Mahikari communities.

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