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‘Big Garden’ grows food, communities

By Trish Johnson, United Methodist News Service… OMAHA, Neb.—The Big Garden was born out of the Rev. Stephanie Ahlschwede’s dream to create a hands-on model of community gardening. When Ms. Ahlschwede became executive director of United Methodist Ministries in Omaha in 2005, one of her first endeavors as director was to map out her dream […]

Q&A: The church’s role in restoring creation

Fred Bahnson is co-author of Making Peace with the Land: God’s Call to Reconcile with Creation (InterVarsity Press, 2012). In 2005 Mr. Bahnson co-founded Anathoth Community Garden, a ministry of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church in Cedar Grove, N.C., which he directed until 2009. He now speaks and writes full time about the intersection of […]