I’m so impressed with the work churches of all denominations are doing to help feed community. The Maryland Presbyterian Church, the church of my childhood, has started a new program called #Steeple to Stoop. It nourishes in so many ways by providing opportunity to grow something exciting while nourishing bodies, minds and spirits. All ages can be involved – from bottling honey from the hive right on the property at Maryland Presbyterian Church, to help plant the gardens in the same location to harvesting and readying the produce to send off to an intercity Baltimore community. It’s a great church to be involved because their sanctuary sits on a beautiful plot of land which can be made useful for such a program.
There are added benefits too! The initiative builds community, helpers get physical exercise and get out doors. It is good for heart health as well as for the spirit and to help to keep muscles wholesome and fit. This is a great program for kids and elderly alike. They have some raised garden beds for those who find it difficult to stoop down and tend them. Everyone can contribute to the best of their ability! If you and your family are interested, contact the church. Here is their website.
Everywhere, there are ways to get involved in mending and building community all at the same time. In what small way can you help grow your community into a happy, healthy place to be?