Sharing the Harvest
During the Summer growing season, we work with Evan’s Orchard to take excess produce to The Gathering Place Mission. More than simply sharing, this practice is part of the spiritual discipline of gleaning. Gleaning is a biblical teaching that calls us to share the bounty of God’s good earth with those who are in need and vulnerable. It is an act that helps to feed the hungry, and that reminds us of our own vulnerability and dependence, and that trains us to understand that we do not own the land but are creatures shaped to care for it.