In the Spring of 2020, as our global community began to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, an idea was sparked – what if our church-owned land was put to use, growing good food for a hungry world?
A partnership with Plainsong Farm, the Good News Gardens cohort in Eastern and Western Michigan are a group of congregations committed to using their church assets for the work of the Church through healthy food, conscious environmental practices, and partnership. During the growing season, each week, the participating teams have the opportunity to participate in a group discussion, and receive teaching in garden education and theological reflection. The network is open to any congregation, whether you’re continuing a garden or starting your first one.
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.
The Good News Gardens Network of Eastern and Western Michigan is both separate from and part of the wider Good News Gardens movement in the Episcopal Church