Churches own millions of acres of land around the world. Much of that land is used wastefully, just to grow grass. If that land was used to grow food, churches could be a the center of a food sovereignty movement. They could create local, sustainable food, feed their neighbors and improve their communities. My friend Pastor Sarah Robinson at Audubon Park Covenant Church in the Audubon Park neighborhood of Orlando, Florida is a great example of this vision.
Imagine if every church followed this example? We could greatly reduce hunger, provide healthy food to people in need and decrease our dependence on heavily fossil fuel based foods.
If you are a member of a church, why don’t you talk to them about turning the lawn into a garden and growing food for the community? Feel free to contact Sarah for tips. Her contact info is below.
Contact Sarah: firstname.lastname@example.org