EarthKeepers II (EK II) Project Coordinator Kyra Fillmore Ziomkowski explains creating 30 interfaith community gardens (2013-2014) across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan that include vegetables and native species plants that encourage and help pollinators like bees and butterflies.

Video shot April 5, 2013 at Big Bay Point Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast at EK II reps meeting.

An Interfaith Energy Conservation and Community Garden Initiative Across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Restore Native Plants and Protect the Great Lakes from Toxins like Airborne Mercury in cooperation with the EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, U.S. Forest Service, 10 faith traditions and Native American tribes such as Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

10 faiths: Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Jewish, Lutheran, Presbyterian, United Methodist, Bahá'í, Unitarian Universalist, Zen Buddhist

EK II website

Cedar Tree Institute
Marquette, MI

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Deborah Lamberty
Program Analyst
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Great Lakes National Program Office
Chicago, IL

Pastor Albert Valentine II
Manistique, MI
Manistique Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer
Gould City Community Presbyterian Church
Presbytery of Mackinac

Rev. Christine Bergquist
Bark River United Methodist Church
First UMC of Hermansville
United Methodist Church Marquette District

Rev. Elisabeth Zant
Eden Evangelical Lutheran Church
Munising, MI
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Northern Great Lakes Synod

Heidi Gould
Marquette, MI
Marquette Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Rev. Pete Andersen
Marquette, MI

Helen Grossman
Temple Beth Sholom
Jewish Synagogue

Rev. Stephen Gauger
Calvary Lutheran Church
Rapid River, MI

Jan Schultz, Botanist
U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
Eastern Region 9
EK II Community Gardens Technical Advisor
Milwaukee, WI


Pollinator photos by Nancy Parker Hill

Vegetable garden photos by Carol Michel
Garden blogger, garden writer, eccentric gardener
Indianapolis, IN

May Dreams Gardens

Marquette Community Gardens

Native Plants Garden photos
By Bill Glass
USFS Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Black-eyed Susan photo by G. Edward Johnson aka Lorax on Wikipedia

Graphic of Kyra Fillmore Mining Journal 5-14-09 column

Google books graphic: Gardening as a Spiritual Tool by Peg Streep

EK II Energy Audit photos
Feb. 25, 2013

Messiah Lutheran Church
Marquette, MI

Rev. David Van Kley, Senior Pastor
Rev. Amanda Kossow, Associate Pastor

Lake Superior Zendo
Zen Buddhist Temple
Marquette, MI

Rev. Tesshin Paul Lehmberg

Healing music by “Obadiah and the Grand Extreme”
Obadiah Metivier, Kalimba
Dan Schaefer, Drums and Chimes
Kaity Keranen, Rain Stick
Jen Silverston, shakers, clave, vocals/chanting

Middle Ear Media
Obadiah Metivier
Owner/Creative Director!/MiddleEarMedia

Animation bees, butterflies:

Free Wallpaper Site
Christopher and Randy Jones
Seabeck, WA
Butterfly and Nature Store

Big Bay Point Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast
Big Bay, MI

EK II Team

Nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute
Rev. Jon Magnuson, Executive Director
EK II Project Director
Marquette, MI

Kyra Fillmore Ziomkowski
EK II Project Coordinator

Delta Green, a nonprofit corporation
Doug Russell, Executive Director
EK II Energy Conservation Consultant
Marquette, MI

Rev. Charlie West
EK II Religious Communications

Obadiah Metivier
EK II Webmaster
Middle Ear Media
Owner & Creative Director
Marquette, MI

Greg Peterson
EK II Volunteer Media Advisor

NMU EK II Student Team
Katelin Bingner
Tom Merkel
Adam Magnuson

EK II social sites

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