There are so many faith related and and garden related resources available these days that it is impossible list all of them but I thought that you would enjoy a list to at least browse through and enjoy.
A few U.S. based blogs from a variety of faith perspectives:
My colleague, Andy Wade, posts regularly on the lessons he is learning from the garden. I particularly love what he has done in his own garden to create a sense of the sacredness of God.
- Sustainable traditions posts some excellent articles on Christian faith and gardening/environmentalism.
- churchworks.com has some useful lists of books, blogs and websites on faith and gardening/environmentalism to visit.
- Presbyterian Food & Faith Blog is a blog of the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
- My sacred garden has some great articles on faith and gardening including suggested designs and sacred spaces to incorporate.
- Fran Sorin also has some very interesting articles on gardening.
- Gardening Mindful blog of the International Contemplative Garden Association is well worth a visit.
- Morning Altars Art – a place to check out Day Schildkret’s beautiful earth art
- The Kids Should See This also has an array of beautiful garden art to look at.
- Serenity in the Garden is another excellent site with some great reflections on spirituality and gardening.
- Red dirt rambling is a site I discovered recently but have not had much opportunity to explore.
- Northwest Edible Life written by a very funny woman named Erica who lives in Edmonds WA.
More American Resources
For those living in the Pacific NW, Seattle Tilth is a must contact organization. Their educational classes are superb. And if you are wanting to start a subsidized garden for communities at risk, the Just Garden Project in Seattle is the place to begin. The Seattle Tilth garden hotline is also an excellent resource, there to answer your questions, and it is not just for those of us who live in this part of the world. Their advice and expertise can help visitors from around the world.
Seattle Public Utilities’ Natural Lawn and Garden Care website provides a variety of downloadable resources, including:
Others that are helpful:
- The American Community Garden Association provides a wealth of resources and is an entrance into a vast network of community gardeners.
- The American Horticultural Society provides many resources, programs, and events by region.
- For those interested in food, faith, and gardening in the Twin Cities (Minnesota, US), visit the Facebook page created by the Faith-based Edible Gardening Collaborative.
- City Farmer has a veritable treasure trove of information on all manner of urban agriculture information.
- Greenfaith is an interfaith coalition for the environment that was founded in 1992. It works with houses of worship, religious schools and people of all faiths to help them become better environmental stewards. They provide an excellent booklet Repairing Eden available for download.
I love this TED talk:
- The Vancouver Community Agriculture Network is an excellent community garden manual available on their website. It is a good, thorough guide to starting and running a community garden.
- The City of Vancouver Community Services Social Planning Department has a website with an extensive list of resources, links, etc. for community gardening.
- A Rocha’s Community Garden Network (based out of BC, Canada), has lots of resources as well.
Alternatives feeding citizenship has several worthwhile pdfs that you can download:
In the U.K
- The BBC garden site is a good place to start with an interactive map of how to find a community garden near you as well as advice on how to get started, garden with kids and much more.
- Garden organic also has information specific to the UK.
- And of course we cannot forget the Royal Horticultural Society
- The Future of Food – a new resource from TEAR Australia
- Learn about Sherry Maddock’s inspiring work at Planted Places.
- Gardening Australia is the best place to start with lots of good help specific to the country.
- Sustainable Gardening Australia is another great site that I could spend hours exploring and I don’t even live in Australia any more.
- And here is a list of the Top 20 Australia gardening blogs and websites in 2021.
Most of these websites are listed in the resource Creating a Faith Based Community Garden though this is an updated list so enjoy.