Contemplative Gardening


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Contemplative Gardening Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Church Publishing Inc Pages: 208 Illustrations and other contents: Illustrations, color Language: English ISBN: 9781640655409 Category:

An illustrated guide for turning gardening into opportunities for reflection and meditation. Contemplative Gardening encourages green thumbs to make a connection between tending to the earth and tending to their own souls, between creation care and community growth. From her own checkered history as a gardener, killing houseplants and avoiding yard work to her becoming an avid grower, the author shows transformation can happen. Her own turning point came when she began a church vegetable garden as part of an effort to revitalize a small parish and help it heal from years of division and conflict. A commitment to feeding the hungry was born from the author’s reflection and the will to give. With reflections and discussion questions, she suggests that groups can engage and learn from each other. For real gardeners and armchair ones, retreat centers, churches, and seminaries examining agrarian ministries, and readers exploring the intersection of food and faith.

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Author Biography

Pamela Dolan is the rector of the Episcopal Church of St. Martin in Davis, California and is an active gardener. She started the Shepherd Farm Garden in suburban Missouri, which gave away thousands of pounds of produce to food-insecure households. Her religion writing has been featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Pamela is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and holds a doctorate in ministry from Sewanee-The University of the South. She lives in Woodland, California. Peter Raven is an American botanist and environmentalist, notable as the longtime director, now President Emeritus, of the Missouri Botanical Garden. He served as an advisor to Pope Francis on Laudato Si and was named a Hero of the Planet by Time magazine. He lives in Wildwood, Missouri.