In a land not so far away, Olive lived a comfortable life surrounded by tea and coffee trees. Sunshine warmed her branches. Dew filled her cup and quenched her thirst. But Olive noticed not every tree experienced the same.
Some trees groaned into the wind about scorching summers and freezing winters. Other trees dropped their leaves and refused to talk, their loneliness leaving blistered limbs and shriveled roots.
A few times, neighborhood trees fell across the path, panting for some cool water, begging for a bit of shade.
What can I do, Olive wondered. How can I help?
Then she had an idea. What if she and the other trees got together, to share their stories, their fears and their hopes? What if they encouraged each other with games, conversation, good books, and peaceful music?
Olive invited the trees to her part of the garden. She poured freely into each one’s cup. There they remembered what they loved about being a tree: children climbing their branches, the beauty of puffy clouds overhead, soft grass at their roots. But they also talked about blight and years of decimation because those things matter, too.
And somehow, whether they spoke of beauty or despair, when they left the garden, they were stronger. They carried cool water in their cups to share with other trees who hadn’t yet found Olive’s oasis.
Over time, Olive’s name was spoken among the quiet, evening breezes. More and more trees joined the garden conversations. And they began to grow, healing the land around them.
One cup at a time.
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December 23 OPEN 7 AM to 3 PM
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