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Forward to the Garden

By Jon Sievert

At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, the Reverend Andrea Abbott will present her reflections on her recent experience in Benin, West Africa, with particular emphasis on a permaculture site she visited.

UU Service
With Rev. Andrea Abbott
“Forward to the Garden”
Sun, Mar 13, 10:30am
La Posada de la Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15

Permaculture involves agriculture that is done in a “closed loop” so that what is taken out of the earth is put back is such a way that there is a minimum of input from outside the site and a minimum of waste that is not reused within the site. Permaculture seems to offer hope for a different way to address the problems of underdevelopment as it relates to agriculture.

Andrea Abbott has been a lifelong Unitarian Universalist. As a seminary student, she discovered her calling after careers in human service and librarianship. She retired from Auburn Correctional Facility, a men’s maximum security prison, after 20 years as the librarian. She then attended Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, NY, while serving as student minister of Central Square Universalist Church, the only Unitarian fellowship in Oswego County. Central Square is a small community north of Syracuse, in central New York State. In November last year, Andrea was ordained and installed as Minister of the Central Square Fellowship.

The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at the La Posada de la

Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15, and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Visitors are invited to attend the service and then join the UUs for coffee and snacks afterwards. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at


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