Spring Brings New Life to All
Yes. It has been a long winter, and now we all find ourselves in unique and unprecedented situations with COVID-19. This message came to me via an online lesson last evening:
Transforming Aloneness into All One-ness.
This is our effort and intention now.
Please join with all Grandmothers.
If not now,...when? If not you,... then who?
A Message for Beloved Friends of
Dear Friends of Dharma Treasure Retreat Center and Friends/Relatives of Allegra Ahlquist, In the midst of our Spring activities, and while we are temporarily in “quarantine break” from onsite meditators and guests, we are feeling called to upgrade and renew Allegra’s Garden. This garden was established long ago by Allegra, and is beautifully situated within a dome structure centrally located on Dharma Treasure property. Many who come partake in the produce of this garden, which we share with neighbors and visitors alike.
In honor of Allegra's generous efforts and contributions to Dharma Treasure overall, we are calling for contributions (donations and help) to support us in rebuilding the fallen straw bale beds that support the garden. Once the beds are rebuilt with new straw bales, we’ll purchase starts and seeds for a summer crop of vegetables, flowers, culinary herbs and medicinal herbs. The flowers, culinary herbs and medicinal herbs will be extended to the garden at the main house where we are in the early stages of creating a Memorial Garden with Allegra’s statues, shells and various significant items she had placed behind her dwelling when she lived at Dharma Treasure.
To support this project, we’ve been blessed with two wonderful volunteers - living locally - both with gardening experience, abundant energy and lots of enthusiasm. Margarita Acosta, a close friend of Allegra’s, has offered to make a lovely sign for the garden's renewal. Local resident Randy Redhawk has contributed some richly fertile soil. Happily, we have vision, momentum and labor all lined up. We’re ready to move forward to manifest a new expanded "Allegra’s Garden" with love, joy and celebration. Thank you to Mother Earth -- in this ancestral land of the Chiricahua Apache -- for the opportunity to grow our gardens!
If anyone among us would like to contribute any amount towards the rebuilding, renewal and redesign of Allegra’s gardens, please feel free to contribute using the Paypal link below. We've already raised $30.00 to start, and our aim is to purchase the straw bales and starts/seeds as soon as we have funds - possibly as soon as next week! DONATION LINK: https://dharmatreasure.org/donate/. (NOTE: There is a scroll down menu with the option to select “Other” to choose any donation amount.) We gratefully appreciate your donations! Allegra would be thrilled to know we are supporting her former garden with the energies of love, sharing and abundance.
Donations by check can be sent to:
Dharma Treasure, Inc.
Allegra’s Gardens Fund
P.O. Box 232, Pearce, AZ 85625
We offer a tax deduction receipt by request. Cash donations are also welcome from local folks. (Please let us know in advance if you will be dropping by.)