Book Club Discusses Human Trafficking

WTB book lovers will meet Mon., August 24 to discuss three books. Read any of the three and come share in a stimulating discussion at the home of Shirley Wells. The books relate to human trafficking:

  • Girls Like Us: Fighting for a world where girls are not for sale;
  • Caught in the Web: Inside the Police Hunt to Rescue Children from Online Predators;
  • Somebody’s Daughter: the Hidden Story of America’s Prostituted Children and the Battle to Save Them. 

If you’re ready to read ahead, the next book, to be discussed September 28 is Man Seeks God: my Flirtations with the Divine, at the home of Saro Kumar. In October the group will discuss  The Round House, at the home of Cara Steiner.

WTB Program Topics Set for the Coming Year 15-16

We have an exciting year of programs beginning in September. We’re planning another of our fabulous international dinners for April, with delicious international food.  Our programs range from learning more about human trafficking to literacy.  We’ll again participate in the WCNY Tel-Auc, celebrate diversity at a World Interfaith Harmony Assembly and host a garden tour as a fundraiser at Sycamore Hill Gardens in Marcellus. New this year will be participation in the Festival of Trees at the Everson Museum in December.

Mark your calendar for Sunday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. at InterFaith Works, 1010 James Street, Syracuse, when we’ll learn more about local refugees and ways to become involved.

Liz Pruchnicki, Syracuse,  shows Ralph Best, Baldwinsville,  where to find the maze made of hedges at Sycamore Hill Gardens.

Liz Pruchnicki, Syracuse, shows Ralph Best, Baldwinsville, where to find the maze made of hedges at Sycamore Hill Gardens.

Many Enjoyed  Private Gardens May 17 in Marcellus

We couldn’t have asked for better weather for the WTB May meeting at beautiful Sycamore Hill Gardens on  May 17. For four hours people walked the gardens, chatted with friends or shared a picnic lunch.

Many commented on the beauty of the gardens on this 80-degree day and how nature helps some of us feel our spirituality or connect with a Higher Power.

The Hanford family opens its private gardens to just a few non-profit groups to use as a fund-raiser  each year. WTB is grateful that we are one the family supports.

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Tapestry Garden Grows Food for North Side

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The Tapestry Garden on Isabella Street is producing food on the city’s North Side. The pictures above showing neighbors planting the garden in April.

WTB started the garden more than five years ago and it has provided food for North Side neighbors ever since.

Roslynn Jakes-Johnson, a teacher at Bob’s School,  who volunteers with Syracuse Grows, is coordinating the garden with her adult students from Bhutan, Burma and Ethiopia.  She said they planted chili peppers, beans, okra, tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli and more.

“You work together, you and harvest together,” she said, explaining the rule for the garden.

Other organizations assisting in this project over the years have been SUNY-ESF and Franciscan Ministries.

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