Earth Day at St. John’s!

Join us on April 25th to celebrate Earth Day at St. John’s at 10:15am following the Zoom Worship service.

 

We will gather in the native Teaching Garden between the church and the education building for a garden blessing. All ages are encouraged to participate in a “Wonder While you Wander” scavenger hunt on our beautiful grounds.  CLICK HERE to print the scavenger hunt sheet.

A co-leader from the Northeast Community Garden and Gathering Space will attend to share in this special blessing and tell us about this new community garden. Information on native plants, brochures on how to maintain your own garden and pre-printed postcards to the Secretary of Agriculture advocating for equitable use of federal resources for farmers/ranchers of color will be available.

 

WAYS TO SUPPORT SMALL FARMERS

  • The Creation Care Ministry hopes to send 150-200 postcards to the Sec. of Agriculture Vilsack, urging support of small and medium farms and farmers of color.  Would you please plan to sign a postcard on Earth Day after the 9 am service?
  • There are a lot of farmers and farmers’ markets and produce stands featuring local produce in the area. The Google site, Best 24 Farmers Markets in Wake Forest, NC, gives a lot of information on local markets.  Every Saturday, the Wake Forest Market is open from 8-10:00.  www.wakeforestmarket.org and hours are the same for the Durham market, www.southdurhamfarmersmarket.org.
  • There is a market for black farmers that alternates between Raleigh and Durham, www.blackfarmersmkt.com.
  • Barrett’s Produce on E. Main Street in Youngsville have local strawberries and asparagus now and will have a lot more local produce as it becomes available.