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Eugene/Springfield communities of faith committed to the care of God's creation.
Thursday April 22, 7pm is approaching fast and we’re making preparations for the showing of the movie Kiss the Ground. Don’t miss out!
Faith Climate Action Week is Interfaith Power & Light’s annual program of climate-themed worship services and sermons that spans ten days of activities around Earth Day. This year’s dates are April 16-25. Join the community of people of faith preaching, teaching, and acting to heal the climate in 2021!
Congregations across the nation are holding Earth Month activities. The theme of this year’s Faith Climate Action Week is “Sacred Ground: Cultivating Connections Between our Faith, our Food, and the Climate.” We will be examining how our food systems contribute to injustice and to climate change, and how our faith traditions call us to respond with practical solutions.
REGISTER HERE to see the film Kiss the Ground through IP&L: https://www.faithclimateactionweek.org/featured-film-kit/
EMO/OIPL, Havurah Shalom, & EcoFaith Recovery film discussion of Kiss the Ground, April 25, 4–6pm: register here
Celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day by watching the new film Kiss the Ground and discussing how to put its teachings about regenerative agriculture into practice in Oregon. People of faith all over the country are watching this film during April, generously available for free through Interfaith Power & Light. As the film shows, regenerating the world's soils has the potential to rapidly stabilize Earth's climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies. The transition can restore our sense of hope while rehabilitating the planet.
In Oregon, Havurah Shalom, Ecofaith Recovery, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, and Oregon Interfaith Power & Light are partnering to host a discussion about Kiss the Ground. In addition to the opportunity to dialogue about the film, we will hold a panel discussion with those working toward regenerative agriculture in a variety of contexts in Oregon. The panel will include Kristin Ohlson, an Oregonian who was included in the film and who authored The Soil will Save Us, Teague Cullen, an Oregon farmer from Sherrett Food Forest, and Jennilee Porch who will share about a program called Carbon Gardens through the EcoFaith Community Carbon initiative. Michael Perman will share about certifications and other tools available based on the Kiss the Ground film.
Stream the film between now and April 25, then attend a Zoom discussion on Sunday, April 25, from 4:00–6:00pm. Kiss the Ground is available free April 10–26 from our friends at Interfaith Power & Light or anytime on Netflix. Links to watch the film and attend the April 25th discussion will be sent when you register.
See Above for the Eugene/Springfield Interfaith Earthkeepers showing of the Movie, Kiss the Ground, with discussion afterward to include Paul Atkinson from Laughing Stock Farm and Robert Lehn from Deck Family Farm. Earth Day Evening at 7pm!
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That’s My Farmer CSA Farms
Fair Valley Farm 88525 Fisher Road, Eugene, OR 97402 Jenni Timms, (541-525-0806) firstname.lastname@example.org
Fat Cat Farm, 81591 Lost Creek Rd,, Dexter, OR 97431, Erik Dietz (458-224-2040) email@example.com
Fog Hollow Farm 18430 Hwy 126, Walton, OR 97490 (406-208-7775) Steve Knox and Terah Van Dusen firstname.lastname@example.org Foghollowfarm.wordpress.com
FOOD for Lane County Youth Farm, 705 Flamingo Ave. Springfield --- Ted Purdy & Jen Anonia & Michaela Hammer (541.343.2822) email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org www.foodforlanecounty.org/CSA
Moondog’s Farm, 735 Walnut Ave. Eugene OR 97404 Shelley Bowerman, Dan Schulee (541-654-4242) email@example.com
PK Pastures, 25035 Brush Creek Rd., Sweet Home, OR 97386, Kait Crowley and Brian Mayfield, info@PKPASTURES.com
Sweet Leaf, 30797 Maple Dr. Junction City, OR 97448 Chelsea Clancy, (cell 541-600-9656) firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Green Farm, 89762 Poodle Creek Rd., Noti, 97461 –Mary Jo Wade & Jack Gray, Jabrila & Wali Via, Chris & Shannon Overbaugh, & Linda Davies (541.935.1920) email@example.com www.wintergreenfarm.com
THAT’S MY FARMER First United Methodist ChurchPO Box 5369, Eugene. OR 97405
A partnership of local Faith Communities and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)FarmersFeeding the Soil AND the hungry!
Our primary goal is to share in the bounty and the risks of farmers growing food in our area by encouraging members of the community to invest in a farm. In a CSA relationship households become members of a farm by paying their “share” at the beginning of the season. Each farm offers its own specialties, price, size and delivery options. We, the members of the community, receive a weekly box of fresh, delicious, nutritious food throughout the growing season. Eating locally and seasonally improves our economy, the health of our bodies and of our planet and increases food security while reducing our carbon footprint.
Our second goal is to provide food grown with love and care to the increasing number of people in our community who can afford it the least. Through our Low Income Fund we are able to distribute funds to our farm partners so that they may provide CSA food shares for those who cannot afford them. This money is raised through donations from area faith communities as well as private donors and money raised at our annual That’s My Farmer Celebration and other fund-raising events.
Checks should be made out to That’s My Farmer, with “TMF Low Income Fund” in the memo line, if your community would like to donate.
Faith Communities and Farmers contribute money towards our Operating Fund which is used to produce activities. Faith Communities are asked to contribute between $50 and $100 and farmers $50 for this venture.
Checks should be made out to TMF with TMF Operating Fund in the memo line.
Faith Communities in Eugene and Springfield and the surrounding area are also invited to join the That’s My Farmer Partnership.
Faith Community or Farm name __________________________________________________________________________
Faith Community or Farm Representatives with phone numbers and email __________________________________________________________________________Annual Faith Community or Farm Contribution to Operating Fund enclosed yes___no___ amount___________
Contribution to Low Income Fund
Send form and checks made out to TMF care of First United Methodist Church, PO Box 5369, Eugene, OR 97405
For minutes or agendas of meetings, click to download EarthKeepers' files below.
The health of human communities is dependent upon the health of every interlocking piece of creation: the forests, plains and oceans and all the creatures that inhabit them. Let us go forward to live in right relationship with the whole of creation.
Interfaith EarthKeepers are of many faiths working together to save our sacred planet. We advocate for the powerless and our endangered planet, and demonstrate possibility in the face of antipathy. We support a ban on fossil fuel infrastructure development and on fossil fuel exports. We support electric vehicles, solar power, labelled GMOs, a carbon tax and campaign finance reform.
Our monthly meetings are held at different churches.
See the schedule above on this page for location and time.
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For local climate action also go to: http://world.350.org/eugene/
For good scientific data, click here: https://climate.nasa.gov/
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