by Matt Henderson
In 2010, we staged a quaint and traditional Christmas Nativity which drew friends and a few neighbors to the Xhurch at NE 20th and Going. Last year, our Alien Nativity attracted hundreds of visitors and garnered international media attention with its kitsch extra-terrestrial motif. This year's installation will abstract even further away from the original, presenting a visual feast while riffing on topics like infinity, the coming Technological Singularity, immortality through technology, modern spiritualism and THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT!
Please consider making a donation to support this year's unconventional nativity scene, right here in Sabin!
At the October Work and Learn Party, the orchard stewards and community members learned about responsible tree care and pest and disease management. Arborist James Kinder of Green Options Tree Care generously volunteered his time and expertise to advise us on how to keep the orchard’s trees healthy. He taught the orchard volunteers about the importance of proper planting and showed us that trees shouldn’t be deeply mulched right around the tree trunk. We also learned how to make pruning cuts that a tree will be able to safely heal.
November’s Work and Learn Party will focus on putting the orchard to bed for the winter. Please join us - it's a great opportunity to meet the neighbors and learn about fruit tree care.
When: Sunday, November 18, 2:00-4:00
Where: Sabin Community Orchard, NE Mason between 18th and 19th Avenues