August 18, 2021

Five Resources on Sharing the Harvest

This month we offer five resources on sharing your harvest with your community. Please share this digest with new members of your vestry and extend an invitation to subscribe to ECF Vital Practices to receive Vestry Papers, blogs, and the monthly digest.

In Sharing the Bounty of God’s Garden, Bill Eakins tells the story of how their humble garden has grown into so much more – a place for the community to meet, share and support each other.

How can you show that your church is still open and vibrant? In Peace Garden, David Paulsen and Nancy Davidge bring us St. Alban’s most visible ministry, one that is causing the phone to ring and people to stop in.

In God Had a Hand in This, desire and wherewithal come together to create a garden treasure, a resource for the surrounding neighborhood of Madisonville, Texas.

Nathan Davis runs the community garden at St. Clement’s in Chicago and talks about his experience in Church with Garden and Food Pantry Seeks Same and how it would be helpful to use The Episcopal Church’s Asset Map to network with other congregations.

How would a garden ministry work? In Meeting God in a Faith Garden, Timothy Goldman describes how his church in West Des Moines Iowa maintains its Faith and Grace Garden and distributes thousands of pounds of organic produce.