Multifaith Harvest Fest Oct. 25 @ Monroe St. Utd Methodist

Posted Oct 20th, 2009 by Judy Trautman  Category: Arts & Entertainment


MultiFaith Council of NW Ohio presents its First Annual Harvest Festival to promote faith-based gardens.
The Harvest Festival will be on Sunday, October 25, from 3:30 – 6:00 PM at Monroe Street United Methodist Church , 3613 Monroe Street, Toledo , OH 43606
The MultiFaith Council will present its vision to encourage all churches, mosques and temples in the Toledo area to plant gardens. In addition to the Festival celebration, the Council will offer web-resources and follow-up informational forums to help faith groups to start the planning that is necessary now for a successful garden next year. We can fill the Toledo area with gardens to help provide healthy food, while practicing our shared values of environmental stewardship.
The free community Harvest Festival will start in the midst of the very successful vegetable garden, green house, and chicken coop. A Buddhist blessing will precede a brief program. Inside the church there will be multiple informational displays to highlight resources for successful and beginning faith gardeners. Find out about vertical gardens, rain gardens, victory gardens, square-foot gardens, and more.
A free shared meal will feature wholesome chicken soup prepared from Toledo GROWs free-range chickens, vegan bean vegetable soup, Indian coconut rice, hot mulled cider, variety breads, and home-made desserts. Potluck salads and desserts are welcome, but not required
A panel of gardeners will share their experiences. The Gathering from First Unitarian Church will present lively garden music.
Festival sponsors include Monroe Street United Methodist Church, Toledo GROWs program of the Toledo Botanical Garden, Sisters of St Francis of Sylvania Garden, Toledo Northwest Ohio Food Bank, Rep Marcy Kaptur’s Office, Center for Innovative Food Technology, Toledo Seagate Food Bank, Toledo Area Ministries, OSU Extension Office at Toledo Botanical Garden, Padua Center Garden, and Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center Gardens .
The Festival will conclude by honoring the six directions, based on earth-centered traditions.
Information and flyer may be found at http://gardens.multifaithjourneys.org/events.html or by calling Woody Trautman at 419-475-6535 or info@gardens.multifaithjourneys.org.

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