Grossnickle Church of the Brethren

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Field of Hope

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 2017,we are supporting a program in Guatemala called Four Departments.  In the second phase of this program, World Renew will continue to work in partnership with four local organizations and will assist farmers in remote communities to adopt environmentally sustainable practices that will help them improve their crop production while also taking better care of their natural resources. Most of these communities are located on slopes of mountains and hills, and finding ways to combat erosion and increase soil fertility are essential for them. The main activities will be: training agricultural promoters on key farming techniques and assisting them as they promote these techniques among other farmers in the community.  This work will build on the success of the previous phase with the current communities and expand to reach 12 more 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!

 


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