Tree planting Bahai's community service
TREE planting at Cook Park on Sunday may have just seemed like gardening to some but to the Bahai Religious Group helping their community is a form of worship.
This was great news for Singleton Council as they provided the trees and the group were more than happy to provide all the hard work.
For Singleton Council Town Planner Mark Roser his role on the day was two-fold being there in a voluntary capacity as a council representative and also as a member of the local Bahai community.
"Service to the Community is just one of the 52 virtues which guides our philosophy"
It is great to see other members from Newcastle, Sydney and even Wilcannia here to help us today"
A total of 233 trees were supplied by Singleton Council, all being chosen to correspond with the themed gardens that were in need of some serious attention having been initially planted in 1986.
Riverdene Nursery and Long Point Natives supplied more than 30 different species of native flora.
Nicole Roser said that planting trees was close to their hearts as both her and her husband were Environmental Scientists and obviously this was of personal interest to them.
But she added that in their capacity as members of the Bahai Group they had a commitment to protecting the environment because it was one of the main charters of the religion's philosophy.
The Bahai faith with its origins in Iran is one of the most widespread religious movements in the world and has a philosophy of progressive revelation.
Put simply they believe in a series of prophets who are relevant to the social, spiritual and technological requirements of the time.
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