The St. Andrew’s garden was created several years ago through the help of our very generous volunteers. It has provided fresh food as a supplemental addition for our Food Pantry clients and been a tool used to teach our children about gardening. However, our head gardener, Ron Knoll, will be stepping down from that position at the end of 2013. We would like to thank him, along with Meredith Lancaster for the many years of tremendous dedication to the St. A’s food garden.
At this point, we need to explore what the future of the garden should be and if we have the volunteer support to keep it viable. We also need to explore the reasons that we created the garden and create a new vision for the garden going forward.
If “justice is love that does the math” as Jim said a couple of weeks ago, then St. Andrew’s should do a mathematical assessment of its collective food consumption. Where is our money spent and who does it support? What is the carbon impact of the food we purchase? Who are the people that our harmed/helped by our food choices? (hurt environmentally, economically exploited, etc) How is our individual health impacted by our food choices?
We hope you will join us on December 15 after the 2nd service for an in-depth discussion. All are welcome! (MEETING POSTPONED – Will be rescheduled at a later date.)
For more information, download Saint Andrew’s Food Justice Meeting survey.