Plan Your Wildlife Habitat

Food, shelter, water and safe places to raise young are the four essentials for welcoming wildlife. Use this activity to evaluate your current habitat and learn about butterfly gardens, bog gardens, meadows, water features, nesting boxes and more.

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Christian Buckley on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Today’s response to Wendell Berry’s essay “The Gift of Good Land” comes from Christian Buckley, author of the forthcoming book Humanitarian Jesus: Social Justice and the Cross. “The Gift of Good Land,” was published 30 years ago, and we reprinted it in the Fall 2009 issue of Flourish Magazine to celebrate Mr. Berry’s work, but [...]

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Tracey Bianchi on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Stop wishing for the perfection of Eden! Turning our perspective instead toward the Promised Land helps us understand how to function in this creation as the messed up folks we are.

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The New Religion of Environmentalism

It’s not enough for Christians to claim that environmentalism seems like a religion. We have to provide some answers for what to do about that, and see it as the opportunity it is.

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Film | “Food, Inc.”

“Food, Inc.” reveals what the food industry keeps secret.

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Tom Rowley on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Think “saving the earth” is overwhelming? You’re right. We live in neighborhoods and, Wendell Berry argues, must nurture those small parcels of earth before we can think any bigger.

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A Garden Plan for Food and Wildlife

Map your assets and plan what features to build into your yard to produce food and attract wildlife. Use your garden map, dream big about what you’d eventually like to see, put it on your plan, then decide what you can realistically do this year. Maybe just a couple of raised vegetable beds, or a butterfly garden.

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James Merritt on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Wendell Berry is right to remind us of our responsibility of stewardship. Is he right to tell us what stewardship looks like?

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Streams in the Desert: 5 Steps Toward Restoring Waterways as a Church

A stream cleanup: A simple way to engage the community and care for creation, all in the amount of time it takes to hold a church potluck!

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Kristen Page on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

Living and acting in faith, gratitude, and humility helps heal the diseases that plague both land and people.

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Woe to the Label Makers

Nobody likes to be labeled. Get past the labels and make some surprising discoveries and unique partnerships in the world of environmental stewardship.

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Tri Robinson on Wendell Berry’s “The Gift of Good Land”

“Berry has reminded me that true heroism is far more dependent on a life that tenaciously makes consistent, long term, and righteous choices than one that pursues the notoriety of being an advocate for reformation.”

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On Respect for Plants

Do plants have rights? Switzerland’s constitution says “yes.” Is this disrespectful toward human rights or something closer to a biblical worldview?

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Lines in Winter: Map Your Patch of God’s Green Earth

Butterflies, hummingbirds and blueberries seem like a world away at this time of year, but now ‘s the time to start dreaming! With your kids, create a map of your outside space and get ready to envision Eden. Start now to give yourselves time to plan ways to welcome wildlife and grow some groceries this year, learning hands-on about God’s creation along the way.

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