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Harvesting Abundance: Local Initiatives of Food and Faith

Author: Brian Sellers-Peterson May 13, 2017

Ecological Stewardship is celebrated and demonstrated  in Harvesting Abundance. Episcopal priest, gardener and beekeeper Brian Sellers-Peterson has led all kinds of initiatives in food and garden projects to encourage stewardship, to provide relief and food to those in need, and to encourage others to see gardening and beekeeping as Christian practices. This book highlights the stories of over 24 such food initiative programs across the country and includes beautiful photos that capture the essence and diversity of each project.  Prayer gardens, learning gardens, urban gardens, green cemeteries, composting, community food bank gardens, vineyards and retreat farms are all introduced in this book.  The resource could inspire and inform church groups about why garden programs are a part of creation stewardship as well as give groups the steps of how to start such projects. In addition to the missional component of food program initiatives, Sarah Nolan, author of the forward, explains that working in the church to grow, enjoy and share beautiful plants and food can enable people of faith “to find enrichment for their spiritual journey through a land-based encounter with the sacred” (vi). For more information or to order go to https://www.churchpublishing.org/harvestingabundance