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About Good News Gardens
An invitation from The Episcopal Church Creation Care and Evangelism Departments:
The mission of the Good News Gardens movement, as led by The Episcopal Church, is to partner with people in transformational agrarian ministry that feeds body, mind, and spirit. Good News Gardens is a church-wide movement of individuals, congregations, schools, colleges, seminaries, monasteries, camps and conference centers involved in a variety of food and creation care ministries – gardening, farming, beekeeping, composting, gleaning, feeding, food justice advocacy. The list goes on and on. Collectively Good News Gardens share their abundance, their prayers, and the Way of Love in their communities and beyond.
As the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, we believe that we called to follow Jesus Christ and his way of love, growing in faith and action, in order that we can bear witness to his way of love in and for the world. We believe that one place we can bear witness to this love is through our relationship with the land. We believe that when we commit to planting more (be it beehives or herb gardens,) praying more (with our words and our deeds) and proclaiming more (through our stories and our bounty) in order to share the loving, liberating, and life-giving Good News of God’s love with all people, we will find ourselves, our church, and our world transformed.
Who Can Join?
- Church gardens
- Community gardens
- School gardens
- Individual gardens
- Future gardens
- Flower and Altar Guilds
- Farms (big and small, hobby and commercial)
- Outdoor Church Programs
- Anyone passionate about agrarian or food ministry
Visit our webpage below to sign-up and join the movement!