Laying Fallow

Letting the ground lay fallow, unplanted, unyielding, is an ancient practice. Over the millennia we have of agricultural records, farmers have practiced some form of letting land rest, between rotating crops letting the soil just lay there for a time, fallow. In arid zones, this break allows more water to be stored in the earth … Continue reading Laying Fallow

Organics and Community Organizing (or the summer adventure installment 1)

What do hundreds of pounds of Bok Choy grown by Episcopal nuns and Barack Obama’s presidential campaign have in common?  I’m not exactly sure yet.  These are the constituent elements of my ruminations over the past couple of weeks, the first in my summer adventure exploring the emergent church and community organizing.  I’ll work my … Continue reading Organics and Community Organizing (or the summer adventure installment 1)