Get Involved in Food & Agriculture
One way Restoring Eden participates in this ministry of reconciliation is by building support for local agriculture so that our society will move away from the unsustainable practices of industrial agriculture that disrupt our relationship with the land and with the farmers who work it. This in turn will help create a healthier society:
...by taking better care of our land, water, and soil
...by putting a truer price on our food
...by encouraging and empowering people to eat more natural, less processed foods that are better for their bodies
...by reconnecting our communities to the land and people from which our physical nourishment comes
In your own life
Learn more ... about food and agriculture in America on our website
Pay attention ... to what you are buying:
Where did it come from? How far has it traveled? What kind of conditions was it produced in?
Buy a share ... from a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. Visit www.localharvest.org/csa to find a CSA farm near you. If you don't want to commit to a whole summer, find a local farmers market and buy your fresh produce there. You can find a list of farmers markets at www.localharvest.org.
Plant a garden ... and grow vegetables and herbs in your own backyard.
Eat local ... one meal at least once a week. "If every US citizen ate just one meal a week composed of locally and organically raised meats and produce, we would reduce our country's oil consumption by over 1.1 million barrels of oil every week. Small changes in buying habits can make big differences." (Steven L. Hopf in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver)
Support ... Restoring Eden's efforts to reconnect food to our Christian faith by supporting our work financially.
In your community
Raise awareness ... Host a showing and discussion of the documentary Food Inc. or King Corn at your church or school.
Educate ... Contact Restoring Eden to set up a Food & Faith educational event at your church or school where people can learn about the issues and what they can do about it. Email us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a drop site ... at your church for a Community Support Agriculture (CSA) farm. Buy extra produce shares to donate to your local food bank.
Start a community garden ... Visit www.communitygarden.org/learn to find tips and a how-to guide for starting a community garden.
Host a Feast and Fellowship night ... A potluck of local or ethnic foods - invite your neighbors to join!
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