Peace Lutheran Church will host two fall events

Peace Lutheran Church, the consolidation of Hope Lutheran and Bethlehem Lutheran churches, is planning two fall events—Permaculture Day on Saturday, Nov. 4, and Novemberfest on Saturday, Nov. 11.

The church's garden committee is offering a free half-day permaculture session on Nov. 4, led by Tom Gibson, a local expert in sustainable and self-sufficient agricultural ecosystems. The committee plans to use the principles of permaculture to lay out planting beds for the church’s new memorial garden. The class starts at 9:30 a.m. Coffee and other beverages will be provided. 

Gibson has taught permaculture classes at Holden Arboretum and the Cleveland Botanical Garden. He will begin the session with a one-hour lecture explaining the principles of permaculture. After the talk, Gibson will guide participants in laying out mulch on the west lawn of the property. These efforts will prepare the soil for spring plantings for the first phase of the memorial garden. 

The hands-on activities are expected to end around 12:30 p.m. when a “thank you” lunch will be served. In the event of inclement weather, the event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 18. 

Registration is required for this event. For more information, and to register, call Binnie at 216-382-3434. .

Novemberfest is Peace Lutheran Church’s annual celebration of its Swedish heritage. This all-day event will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, and feature a home-cooked Swedish meal and the opportunity to purchase Swedish crafts, pastries and other traditional foods, attic treasures, and more. 

Novemberfest will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church. Admission to the event is free. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and will cost $9 for adults, $4 for children under 12 years, and free for children 3 and under. For more information, call 216-382-4545. Peace Lutheran Church is located at 3470 Mayfield Rd., in Cleveland Heights.

Louise Gerlak

Louise Gerlak is an avid gardener who maintains a plot at the Hampshire Community Garden and volunteers at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. She is a member of Peace Lutheran Church.

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 10:41 AM, 10.31.2017