We know the long term economic impacts of coronavirus will carry forward into the rest of 2020, 2021, and further. This is one way that our churches can use our assets to further the kingdom of God and provide for their community season after season.
A partnership with Plainsong Farm, our Good News Gardens pilot cohort will receive starter seedlings, weekly garden education with co-founder Mike Edwardson, and weekly theological reflection with co-founder, the Rev. Nurya Love Parish. The network is open to any congregation, whether you’re continuing a garden or starting your first one.
And you’re invited to join us on Monday, May 4th at 11am on Facebook Live as I sit down with Nurya to reflect on why a project like this one is needed for a time like this.
As people who study scripture, we know that life begins and is restored in a garden. Our experience in the garden enables us to grow as God’s people. The food we grow together can help feed our people and our neighbors.
Please join us. This is crucial work for this time.
The Rt. Rev. Whayne M. Hougland, Jr.
Bishop, The Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern & Western Michigan