Posts Tagged ‘God in NYC gardens’
Central Park is “a specimen of God’s handiwork” that its designer Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) said would heal “the hundreds of thousands of tired workers” of their “vital exhaustion,” “nervous irritation” and “constitutional depressions.”
Back to the Garden. A national movement to “bear good fruit in every good deed.” Series: God in NYC Gardens
“Back to the garden” is a new way of doing faith that adds a missional tweak to traditional gardening. Across the nation, congregations and ministries are planting sweet corn around their sites, mobilizing gardening networks for the needy, and rediscovering the value of low-tech, high-touch community.
In the days when police wore T-shirts in Brooklyn that said “The Killing Fields” to signify that the borough had the highest-proof cocktail of violence and mayhem in the nation, Phillip Foster started “The Garden of Gethsemane.”
In the 1970s a few reckless souls dared to try to put back together the bombed out neighborhoods in the Lower East Side.
Looking good! — the flowers and sprouts at the new community garden promoted by New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, Queens. Good time for an encore of “God in NYC gardens.”