Tending to Eden: The rural poor are tangled in the roots of creation’s groaning


By Scott C. Sabin Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010   Nearly one billion people make their livings as farmers at or near subsistence level. Since these men and women barely participate in the cash economy, they are overlooked by … [Read more...]

Sprouts: Items of interest springing up in the creation care community


Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010   5 Questions For: Ben DeVries After completing a final master’s degree project on the Christian foundation for animal welfare at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Ben DeVries was inspired to launch Not One … [Read more...]

Book | The Wild Marsh by Rick Bass


Reviewed by Cindy Crosby Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010   I'm a sucker for the 12-month seasonal essay types of books, but when The Wild Marsh crossed my desk, I hesitated to dive in. I've tried reading environmental activist and author … [Read more...]

Gardening with God


by Christine Sine Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010   Gardening is an important spiritual practice in my life. As part of our commitment to simplicity and sustainability, my husband and I grow as much of our own fruit and vegetables as … [Read more...]

Book | Farming as a Spiritual Discipline by Ragan Sutterfield


Reviewed by Christiana Peterson Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010   Last week, I was listening to a scientist on public radio describe the mating calls of the amphibians she was studying. She said, only half-jokingly, that these frogs had been … [Read more...]

Poetry: “Requests”


[Ed. note: Our regular Friday Family Fun editor, Joanna Pritchard, is currently in Haiti, serving with the International Organization for Migration in its earthquake relief efforts. Please keep her and the community she is working with in your … [Read more...]

Toolshed: Organic Gardening 101


By Christine Sine Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010   A good organic garden doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time to transform and build up soil with compost and green manure crops. It might take even longer to work out which crops grow … [Read more...]

A Green Mama on Learning to Live Wisely and Well


By Tracey Bianchi Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010 Oh! Teach us to live well! Teach us to live wisely and well! - Psalm 90:12 MSG Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed. - Gandhi Craning my … [Read more...]

Inside Flourish

From Kendra Langdon Juskus, Managing Editor Flourish Magazine, Winter 2010   As winter rounds the final bend of its course, we find ourselves balanced between enduring the season’s final, coldest days, and gratefully anticipating the … [Read more...]