April 20, 2016

Vital Practices Digest: 5 Church Garden Resources


In the April Vital Practices Digest, we offer 5 resources churches can use to start or continue to develop a thriving church garden ministry, with the 5th a resource to help develop year-round stewardship in your congregation.

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1. Meeting God in a Faith Garden

Meeting God in a Faith Garden” shares how St. Timothy’s garden grew from a small plot tended by one person into a thriving community garden that harvests thousands of pounds of food each year.



2. Let’s Move! Faith Community Gardening Guide

Whether you are new to gardening or have had many seasons in the soil, the “Let’s Move! Faith Community Gardening Guide” from the United States Department of Agriculture provides a wide variety of practical resources.


3. Tending to the Earth with Children

Tending to the Earth with Children” offers some simple ways young people can care for creation at home and church.




4. Homegrown Communion: Faith, Land, and Neighbor

Homegrown Communion: Faith, Land, and Neighbor” explores the power of connecting to land and neighbor through food, faith and farming.



THIS MONTH IN YEAR-ROUND STEWARDSHIP

5. Church with Garden and Food Pantry Seeks Same

Church with Garden and Food Pantry Seeks Same” shares a resource from Episcopal Relief and Development that congregations can use to find churches and agencies who are doing work with gardens and other important ministries to network and share ideas.


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