Despite chilly weather, the FIG / Interfaith Alliance Earth Day Celebration 2022 at the Butterfly Garden at Birds Fort Trail was a tremendous success - thanks to the coordination of Maha Shahidi Iskandar, members of the Interfaith Alliance of Irving, and our own FIG members!
Prayers and poems from various faith groups of all ages pleaded for the conservation of the precious Earth we all share.
One of the highlights was 16-year old, Irving Juneteenth Poetry Competition winner, Ariana, who delivered her compelling poem with unforgettable emotion and poise.
The program concluded with hands-on activities for children including stations for making pine cone bird feeders, learning about compost, and assembling native bee nests from recyclable materials.
Ultimately, the butterfly garden itself commanded its due attention with bright blooms of various colors, shapes, and sizes. A pollinator scavenger hunt encouraged kids to take a closer look.
Not all our FIG members could attend, but this event could not have happened without ALL of you!
Special thanks to James Widener, Jennifer Bridgforth, Ernestine Chipman, Annette French, and Rachel Ledger for representing FIG so wonderfully at this event ❤️
We thank all who could join us today. And for those who couldn’t, we look forward to seeing you next time!