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October 31, 2017

Guests and volunteers pray together during one of the free breakfasts offered by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Seattle, one of range of anti-hunger ministries involving the Episcopal Church at all levels. Photo: Sara Bates/St. Luke’s

[Episcopal News Service] In...

August 18, 2017

Claire Hitchins tends the food garden that supplements the diet of those living at the Charis Intentional Community, a mission of Grace Church, Red Hill, southwest of Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo: Eze Amos/For Episcopal News Service

[Episcopal News Service] In the 95-degree heat, a...

The Naco Wellness Initiative, of Bisbee, Diocese of Arizona, has submitted the final report for their 2014 Jubilee Ministry Impact Grant. The grant exists to aid a Jubilee Ministry in making a positive and measurable impact in the lives of those in need.

The Initiative serves the border...

For Tom Carlson, gardening is not something one generally does alone. Though a single person could go through the arduous task of planning, planting, tending, and harvesting fruits and vegetables, for him, the work is all about the community. His ministry, Naco Wellness Initiative, is dedicated...

November 22, 2011

Members of the tiny Episcopal Church of Our Saviour asked themselves this question eight years ago: If the church closed, would it be missed?

The answer, congregants sadly agreed, was no. They cast about for ideas to help the church connect with the surrounding neighborhood, eventually...

May 5, 2010

Each weekday 10-year-old Elena Forbath eagerly looks up to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori — or at least an image of her — while checking the organic garden at the Gooden School in Sierra Madre, California, in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.

"I like to see what's growing...

October 14, 2009

The Rev. Peter Rood, rector of Holy Nativity Church in Westchester, California, tells of being contacted by City Council member Bill Rosendahl, who wondered if it were possible to plant a garden in the atrium of his office building. The spot proved too shady to be promising, but before they...

October 2, 2008

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At Episcopal parishes around the country, increasing numbers of volunteers are putting their faith to work with hoes and trowels, drip systems and harvesting baskets. Community gardens are producing fresh,...

November 13, 2007

Twelve years after some committed "green thumbs" of Grace Episcopal Church in Everett, Massachusetts, began to transform a weedy patch of ground left by builders from the construction of the new parish hall, parishioners dedicated their churchyard garden to Rachel Carson.

Children of...

May 16, 2007

Stephen Meyer grew up in Davis, California, where one of his first jobs was working for a neighbor pulling weeds. The neighbor was the breeder of the Ace tomato, the first variety harvestable by machine, the kind seen heaped in eighteen wheelers traversing California Valleys every late summer...