Re: FW: I'm interested in community gardening
- Subject: Re: [cg] FW: I'm interested in community gardening
- From: Alliums email@example.com
- Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 20:03:02 -0400
I'm going to go a little bit out on a limb here.
Christianity is all about going out on a limb. ;-)
I live in
Bakersfield, California and I belong to a church called Downtown
Christian Fellowship. I would love our church to have a community garden
ministry. By that, I mean I would love for us to be able to purchase a
piece of land that, over time, would become a kind of oasis for prayer,
reflection and yes, even growing our own food and sharing with the
If you look over the ACGA e-mail list archives, you'll find that quite a
number of churches incorporate gardens into their ministry. Ours
happens to be a serious food-producing and heirloom plant repository, but
meditation gardens, memorial gardens, and native plant landscaping are
also viable church ministries.
Brew that pot of tea that Adam suggested and take some time to read
through the archives and the ACGA website (I thought there were community
gardens listed near to you, but my knowledge of CA geography isn't what
it could be -- I'm still telling my friend in Berkeley to move because
the earthquake is coming and he's going to have ocean-bottom property!
;-D) which ought to give you an excellent grasp of the basics.
If you have any specific questions after reading the archives, feel free
to post them to the list (as there are many church garden organizers
here) or any of us specifically.
Dorene Pasekoff, Coordinator
St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden
A mission of
St. John's United Church of Christ, 315 Gay Street, Phoenixville,