The Lord’s Acre Sprouts program has started! These are images from the first day of sprouts this year. They pulled up spinach and planted watermelon. And oh yeah, they munched their way through the garden!
The Square Dance and Silent Auction Fund Raiser was held out at Hickory Nut Farm this year – a site renowned for its family friendly atmosphere.
The folks at Hickory Nut Farm, The Lord’s Acre Board of Directors, the garden’s Interns, and lots of friendly volunteers created a wonderful place for the event. And everyone who came brought food to share. We all had a lot of fun and fellowship and, of course, dancing! (photos by Sarah Elizabeth Malinak)
A series of learning tours presented by Come to the Table
We have been inspired by the joyous collaborations and connections that came out of our conferences last year! To better serve faith communities all across North Carolina, we present our Digging Deeper Within learning tours.
Join us as we visit ministries in Greensboro, Fairview and Conetoe to share in hunger relief efforts and community building.
All tours are $15 each.*
Registration includes a local lunch and tour transportation. *No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you would like to purchase a sliding scale ticket, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 31: Hunger Matters
First Christian Church
A day of inspiration and practical suggestions for transforming your congregation’s vision into action for addressing food insecurity. Morning workshops and afternoon visits with food ministries and a beautiful community garden.
Featured speakers: Margaret Evans, Church World Service; Baylee Smith, First Christian Church; Joy Williams, Partners in Health and Wholeness
June 7: Rooted in Giving
Fairview Christian Fellowship
In partnership with the Gardens That Give network in Western NC. Exploring the concept of “gardens that give”, where we will witness the fruitful work of various gardens and faith communities in the region.
Featured speakers: Susan Sides, The Lord’s Acre; members from The Welcome Table of Fairview, Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Fairview Christian Fellowship and garden directors across Buncombe and McDowell counties.
July 12: A Compassionate Next Generation
Conetoe Family Life Center
The next generation of believers is one that inspires. We’ll listen to and learn from a group of young people who are invested in the future of their communities, including the Conetoe Family Life Center youth group who will show off its 12-acre vegetable farm and honeybee operation.
Featured speakers: Rev. Joyner, Conetoe Family Life Center; Sharise Nobles and Jackie Peed, Community Food Network
“When we think about tackling such a huge bear as our food policies that govern our nation, it takes more than one person. It takes more than one community.” Joy Williams, Partners in Health and Wholeness