Thanks to the support of a District Grant and Rotary Daylesford, the students of the Daylesford Dharma School now have a “Meditation Garden” consisting of herb and tea plantings: a garden that engenders a calm and peaceful environment and quiet contemplation. 

Under the direction of a professional stone wall builder, eight Rotarians and one Friend of Rotary were involved in a project constructing two stone walls.

Despite the interruptions of the many COVID lockdowns and restrictions, the project was completed successfully. Those Rotarians who participated in the project developed an understanding of the skills and techniques required in building a stone wall, including the selection of the correct shape and size of rocks and boulders and placing them in place.

As part of the approximately 60 hours’ work creating the Meditation Garden, Rotarians weeded and mulched the tea garden area. Past President David Stagg provided his tractor to assist in carting stones and mulch.

The Daylesford Dharma School is based on Buddhist philosophy. Thanks to the efforts of a small group of dedicated Rotarians, the children of this small local school now have a pleasant and beautiful space to mediate and connect spiritually.

Lesley Hewitt

Foundation Chair

Rotary Daylesford