The Field of Hope Growing Project is a joint effort of ten local churches and is affiliated with Growing Hope Globally (formerly Foods Resource Bank), an international 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 Churches donate their land, time, labor and money to help eradicate hunger through sustainable programs that grow lasting solutions to hunger.
2019 marks our fourteenth year as a Growing Project. This year we are supporting a program in Burkino Faso, in West Africa. This program focuses on the villages of Pièla, working with participants to raise and consume nutritious food in an area that often suffers from drought. Training is focused on conservation agricultural techniques that rebuild soil health and ultimately allow participants to farm, even when there is a lack of water. In addition, specific crops, such as Moringa, are being promoted in order to increase the diversity of nutrients that participants consume.We begin each Growing Project in the spring with the Blessing of the Seed service and finish in September or October with the Harvest Celebration. We welcome your participation and support! Please contact Grossnickle Church of the Brethren's Church Office, 301-293-9516, or Patty Hurwitz at 301-471-7810 for more information.