Reeson’s Ramblings :: June 25, 2017
On June 14, fifteen members of Teen Faith spent their morning learning and working at City Sprouts Omaha Community Garden. City Sprouts works to build a community empowered to sustainably grow, eat, provide, and promote healthy, local foods.
They work with Omaha area residents and volunteers to grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs using environmentally responsible and sustainable gardening techniques, and provide a comfortable setting where people of diverse ages and backgrounds can work outside together.
Their larger vision is to work with the community to build local food systems, improve community health, empower neighborhoods, and strengthen economic viability and sustainability.
The teens from our parish spent the morning weeding flower beds and bean gardens, picking berries, and learning about urban farming and food deserts that exist within our Omaha community.
They also spent time with the teen interns employed by City Sprouts, many of whom are recent immigrants who spent years growing up in refugee camps.
We shared our stories and learned how creating spaces for diverse community engagement and being good stewards of God’s creation can be intertwined.