Our Community is happy to have broken ground on a new Legacy Project headed by one of the Manor’s leaders, Matt.
It is a project designed to be enjoyed for years to come by community members and visitors alike. The Manor of Hope campuses sit on over 40 beautiful, wooded acres. The Legacy Project aims to utilize the areas for both recreation and spiritual purposes.
Once completed, the efforts will result in a winding, wooded pathway with 12 benches at which to sit, meditate and enjoy nature. One step from each of the 12 steps of AA will be carved on the back of each bench. Matt hopes the project creates a refuge for those who use it.
The path itself will also offer users the chance to wander, walk or run.
Phase one began at the woodshop where our residents spend 2 days a week learning the art of woodworking. Under the guidance of Randy, the shop’s lead instructor, the benches we designed and manufactured use raw thermal poplar (chosen for its longevity). Each of the many parts of the bench needs to be carefully planed, jointed, glued, cut, routed, sanded, carved, and assembled.
Phase two, path construction, will begin in the coming weeks as the lasting bits of snowmelt out of the woods. Stay tuned for the next update!