The Field of Hope Growing Project is a joint effort of several local churches and is affiliated with the Foods Resource Bank (FRB), a national organization whose mission is to alleviate world hunger by globally connecting local communities through agriculture.
Each year, in support of the Field of Hope Growing Project, members of the Church donate their land, time, labor and money to help eradicate hunger through sustainable programs that grow lasting solutions to hunger.
2015 marked our tenth year as a Growing Project. During 2016, we are supporting a program in Zambia Northwest. Working with farmers in 3 districts in the Northwestern part of Zambia, this program's goal is to boost food production of staple crops including maize, cassava, Irish potato, sweet potato, and vegetables. Training will include techniques such as: pot holing, green manure, crop rotation, manure tea, diversified farming, tree planting, and fertilizer usage. By improving crop production, families will be able to pay for education costs for children and malnutrition will decrease. The program supports 4,500 individuals in 450 households in 37 communities.
We begin each Growing Project in May with the Blessing of the Seed and finish in September or October with the Harvest Celebration. We welcome your participation and support!