Friends of the Earth Ministry

If you are interested in joining this ministry, please contact Marie Bloise at



Friends of the Earth


Charity Garage Sale

Saturday, May 6, 2017

8am to Noon

St. John Neumann School Gym

Cost for a table: $5

Contact/Questions: Marie Bloise at

This is a Garage Sale and Fundraiser for Charities, encouraging all of us to Recycle, Reuse, and Reduce.

Would you like to participate in a multi-person garage sale?  Money raised by renting table space will be donated to charities.    Applications for table rentals will be in Gillin Hall, starting in April, or contact Marie Bloise at

Charities participating in the garage sale currently include:

Quilts of Valor

Lions Club

SJN Religious Education Program


Some items that you can find at the Charity Garage Sale:

-- St. Francis Shop (10% of what they sell will be donated to the SJN religious Education Program)

[St. Francis Shop will have items for First Communion and Mother's Day available]

-- Rosary bracelets by Marie  






Community Herb Garden at St. John Neumann School

Stop by St. John Neumann School, by the outdoor classroom and help yourself to herbs from the SJN Community Herb garden.  

The Herbs that are currently growing, or that will be planted for this season include:

Basil, Oregano, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Tri-Color Sage, Tarragon, Lemon Balm, Thyme, Bee Balm, Scallions, Cilantro, and Dill.

Harvesting Herbs

-Always use scissors to harvest your herbs, Do Not Use Your Fingers.

-Trim herbs with a diagonal cut, Never straight across

-Harvest leaves from the bottom of the plant first, then work your way up

-Put freshly cut herbs in white paper towel.  At home store herbs in the white paper towel in the fridge with the ends taped shut.  

This will keep the herbs fresh longest.  But once they have been in the fridge long enough, they will dry out

and then you will have dried herbs to use.


Solar Panels
Praying Mantis
Power Point Presentation

Storm Drains