Growing Together: Implementation Pathways

These are 5 practical implementation pathways designed to help lead you forward in restoring faith, justice, and creation in your church, home, and community. Each pathway includes tools and project starter ideas. Pathways: Education, Food, Purchasing, Compost & Waste, Garden.  

Tools

Project Ideas

Project Ideas

  • Shifting church / home menu to Mediterranean (pasta bar, soup & salad bar)
  • Purchase from local Farmer’s Market & restaurants supporting local farmers
  • Join and support a local CSA
  • Plant based Potlucks
  • Meatless Mondays
  • Become a site for Farmer’s Market in church parking lot
  • Re-imagining food pantries and regenerative alternatives to food waste.
  • Hosting vegetarian potlucks/picnics at church once or twice a month and host a Food Justice talk afterwards exploring the ethical/faith- based reasons for choosing local, affordable, regeneratively grown food as much as possible for the health of people, the planet, and all its creaturely inhabitants

Tools

Project Ideas

  • Take inventory of reusable longevity items (plates, glasses etc.)
  • Purchase reusable items and for longevity (plates, glasses etc.)
  • Purchase compostable items in bulk (plates, glasses etc.)
  • “Mend and Share” program at church where clothes can be mended and given freely instead of purchasing new
  • “Borrow instead of Buy” program at church where items can be exchanged freely instead of purchasing new (toys, tools, camping gear etc)

Project Ideas

  • Update “Trash Stations” with signage for trash and composting
  • Partner with a local composting service or local farm
  • Explore starting/expanding composting ministry at church; partner with organization like Compost Now and ask folks to bring food scraps to church; encourage people to begin composting at home and have a talk sharing how this is possibleStart a Compost Ministry (bringing to church / or picking up for people)

Tools

Project Ideas

  • Plant a church/community garden on grounds, parking lot or neighborhood
  • Plant a personal garden at home or in neighborhood
  • Partner with a local urban farmer
  • Support a CSA
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