FULL! NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS "Garden your way to Health, Happiness and Spiritual Balance

Presented by Melinda Myers

Sponsored by Terry and Clare Ann Gaouette

Boost your spirits and garden your way through the holiday frenzy. Join nationally recognized gardening expert, TV/radio host and author Melinda Myers to explore the many ways you can benefit from gardening year-round, including brightening your home, reducing stress and adding flavor and nutrition to meals. Attendees will start some microgreens during the session to grow indoors, eat and enjoy at home. No special equipment needed. Melinda will then demonstrate how to force spring flowering bulbs as well as plant and discuss proper care of indoor herb and green gardens. Plus, she’ll share tips for selection and care of your favorite – or perhaps new – holiday plants.

When: Saturday, November 9, 2019

Time: BOTH SESSIONS FULL!! 9:30-11:00am and 12:30pm until 2:00PM. 

Where: Reiman Healing Chapel in the Woods. Directions - pull into the parking lot of the Ascension Medical Building at S. 74th & Rawson.  Drive straight back - the Chapel is on the right.

Cost: goodwill donation appreciated.

*Registration required as each session is a maximum of 50 attendees. Email your name and phone number to OR call 414.510.4771.

Presenter: Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Midwest Gardener's Handbook,  Small Space Gardening, The Garden Book for Wisconsin, MN & WI Getting Started Garden Guide, and MN & WI Month-by-Month Gardening. She hosts the nationally-syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment TV & radio program and the internationally-distributed Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series. Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine and writes a nationally-syndicated newspaper column. Prior to her current media work, Melinda hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio show for over 20 years as well as seven seasons of “Great Lakes Gardener” on PBS. Myers has a master’s degree in horticulture and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. Myers speaks at flower and garden shows throughout the country and was recently inducted into the national Association for Garden Communicators Hall of Fame, the highest honor that can be given to a member of the association. Her website,, features gardening videos, answers to over 20 years of gardening questions, monthly gardening checklists, podcasts and more. 


Saturday morning Soul Circle

“Going on retreat is a time to cocoon, so that we may emerge ready to return to our lives with a new perspective”.  

During this monthly retreat, we will step away from the hustle and bustle of life to focus on an aspect of spirituality.  Each month will offer a different topic.

 Life can be hard and we need support to find our way through the challenging times. This is perfect for anyone who is longing to deepen and renew their faith as we focus on the gifts of life and joy. 

When: Saturday morning's - October 26, November 23

Time: 9:00am to 11:30am. 

Where: Reiman Healing Chapel in the Woods at the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage. Directions: Pull into the parking lot of the Ascension Medical Building at S. 74th and W. Rawson Avenue. Drive to the far end of the lot. Chapel is on the right. Signs will lead you in the right direction. 

Cost: $20 suggested donation is appreciated. Exact cash or check payable to the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage can be brought that day.

Pre-registration is required:  email name, phone number to  Or call Susan at 414.510.4771.

About the facilitator: Kim Mandelkow is the Director for the Office for Worship at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Kim brings a unique background, having lived a life of work, prayer and service while in the religious community of the Sisters of St. Benedict. She has ministered in Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky in multiple facets of parish and organizational life. She holds a degree in music and religion from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, a master’s degree in pastoral theology from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Christian Worship and Spirituality from the Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, Florida.