¥ A joint publishing project of LSP and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
America, "To Till and Keep It: New Models for Congregational Involvement with
the Land," contains more than 50 pages of tips and real-life anecdotes about how
congregations can become more involved in a locally-based, sustainable food
production system. Written by Community Supported Agriculture pioneer Dan
Guenthner of Osceola, Wis., this guide outlines how community supported farms
are starting to hook up with congregations interested in establishing ties with
the land and sustainable agriculture.
To order a copy, send $5 ($5.33 for Minnesota residents) to: "To Till and Keep
It," Land Stewardship Project 2200 4th St., White Bear Lake, MN 55110; tele. Ð
¥ "The Land Stewardship Congregational Directory & Resource Guide" is a 19-page
booklet that describes Minnesota congregations whose members support local
growers and community gardens. The guide describes the LSP Congregational
Network, summarizes various congregational land and food projects and offers
several resources, including a list of area food shelves that accept produce.
For a copy, send $3 ($3.20 for Minnesota residents) to LSP.
¥ The "Land Stewardship Congregational Tool Kit" contains videos, resource
materials and activities for small and large group gatherings with a focus on
building healthy communities by linking people with their food, the land and
each other. To inquire about renting the kit, call Mary Schulte, LSP (612)
¥ "Our Garden: A Project That Supports Our Community and Protects Our Land" is a
13-minute video that details how Redeemer Lutheran Church set up a garden that
serves its neighbors in need. The congregation and staff of Redeemer, in
conjunction with the Land Stewardship Project and other organizations,
businesses and individuals, have since 1985 produced approximately 100,000
pounds of organically grown produce that has been distributed to area food
shelves and senior citizens centers in Winona, Minn.
The video offers advice on how such a garden can be set up and run in a
community. For a copy, send $17 (Minnesota residents add 98 cents) to LSP.