This weekend I went down to the Summoned Towards Wholeness conference at Duke Divinity school. It was a conference that brought people that wanted to make gardening and farming a task that was pleasing to the Lord again. They wanted to be stewards of the earth God gave us, wanted to make for the bodies we have and what we put in our bodies, and wanted farming to be the holy enterprise it had always been. Speakers ranged from university professors, ECHO farmers, Kentucky meat producers, pastors, writers, musicians, and poets.
We got to see how Anathoth community gardens is working to reconcile race relations through the amazing garden they have. Food was delicious. Conversations with other attendees was great and so encouraging to see people really excited for food and more importantly on fire for Christ. For as much information was thrown at us it was nice to be able to unpack each session with the three folks I traveled down with: Kayla, Kaley, and Chris. I hope one day that our gardens in Marion will have a great impact on the people of this town.
If you guys want to know more about our trip or just our gardens feel free to ask in the comments. I will be sure to get back to you.