Somewhere Over the Rainbow


Pleasant View

I stopped and took this photo on my way to the June 29, 2019 showing of a film about the history of Pleasant View and the historic African American community of Quince Orchard.

Earth Stewardship East created a native plant garden at Pleasant View which brings both beauty and life to this important historic site. Stop by to get ideas for your home landscape — feel free to pull weeds too!

I’m pleased to report that the Pleasant View Trustees are organizing the restoration of both the historic school and church at Pleasant View. Construction should begin soon.

The very small congregation which met in this historic church will be meeting in the Kentlands chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while this historic building is renovated. We’re grateful to the local leadership of our Church who have welcomed Mt. Olive Church led by Rev. Helen Woods to temporarily share our building. I know this is not exactly earth stewardship — but has been one among many good things that have come from our service that goes beyond “earth stewardship”.