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Kindness Garden Planning (Final Session)

July 24, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Please note, this event is for registered for Nature Initiative members only. To learn more about our youth program, click here.

Over the past couple of months, we’ve had successful brainstorming and planning sessions for our newest signage project and it was exciting to hear you share your ideas and see your visions come to life. We also welcome a couple of guest speakers on local butterfly/moth species, how to attract butterflies with a caterpillar garden, and another presenter on honey bees. We have a lot of creative thinkers and we will use this final session to take our draft to the next level as we plan in more detail.

If you did not attend the other sessions, you are still more than welcome to join in for this one!


The Story Behind the Kindness Garden:

Since 2014, our volunteers have been graciously assisting the Stony Brook Rotary Club in maintaining their native plant garden along the walkway of Stony Brook Harbor. Last summer, the club was able to take on a new project called “The Kindness Garden”, a memorial garden in dedication to 6-year old Catherine Violet Hubbard whose life was taken during the Sandy Hook tragedy in 2012. Catherine always said one day she would care for all animals, as this was her passion. The Kindness Garden, started by her parents, will be a beautiful dedication in honor of this little girl.

Last year we staked a very small sign in the ground that was donated with our plants which washed away in a storm! My new plan is to design a larger, laminate educational sign that would inform the public about Catherine, stories of Catherine, as well as some information about butterflies and pollinators.

We are inviting you to come to the barn for a series of brainstorming and planning sessions to create a bright, colorful and informative sign to bring the Kindness Garden to life. We will be having multiple speakers attending to help us organize our ideas and graphics!

We will be meeting at the Avalon Barn located on Shep Jones Lane in Stony Brook.


This will be our FINAL session before we submit our draft to the graphic design team!



What to bring/further instructions:

  • Water bottle/snack


July 24, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Category:


Nature Initiative


Avalon Barn
Shep Jones Lane
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
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