Sunday, 7 June 2009


On Thursday the 4th of June we said goodbye to Lesley Greenwood, one of Transition Stratford's gardening group. As many of you may know, Lesley was involved in a car accident which left her in a coma from which she did not recover.

For me, Lesley was an inspiration, always positive, encouraging and very enthusiastic about transition and in particular the transition garden. She had so much life and energy that I found it very difficult to believe that she was seventy years old when she died. We will all miss her very much.

After the thanksgiving service Lesley's family held a reception in the Lifeways gardens. The weather was perfect, and we sat in the marquee and remembered Lesley or walked around the gardens looking at the work she'd been doing with us.

At the end of the reception, we were all given a white balloon. After each saying a few words of thanks, we all released the balloons and let them drift away - a beautiful way to say thank you to a beautiful person.

Thank you Lesley.