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In the last few years millions of people have taken their exercise outdoors during the summer, become novice gardeners and started growing their own food. Some plow-up their lawns. Others invade parking strips. Churches too are transforming vacant lots and unused green spaces. Even the White House planted a vegetable garden to provide organic greens for the presidential dinners.

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For some this is a way to provide more healthy, locally grown organic food and develop healthy eating habits for their families. For others it is an opportunity to reach out to the marginalized by providing fresh produce to food banks and homeless shelters. For many it simply provides a chance to get outside and enjoy nature.

A common motivation for faith-centered community gardens is to respond to the opportunity to help those in need. Churches and small groups of Christians want to heal our earth or provide a beautiful green space for their congregations and neighbors to enjoy God’s good creation.  

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    Christine Sine is Executive Director of Mustard Seed Associates a small organization founded by her and her husband Tom Sine to help churches and Christian organizations to engage the challenges of the 21st Century. She describes herself as a contemplative activist and is passionate about sustainability, simplicity, and spirituality looking for ways to connect to the presence and story of God in every part of life. Her book To Garden with God can be ordered at!/~/product/category=1650008&id=6885167

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