KEEPING EDEN

Sunday morning, Jules Dervaes of PTF gave a presentation at Burbank First United Methodist titled:

“Nature by God”

Stewardship Roots of PTF / 5 Principles

1. Let bugs be bugs
2. Let good food come from plants
3. Let the earth teem with diversity
4. Let the seasons be
5. Let work be real

Like to thank Reverend Moore and the entire congregation for their invitation and warm hospitality.

These five principles have been the basis of our gardening and earth stewardship efforts here on the urban homestead.   By restoring our little patch of earth, into a little eden (per se) we are slowy reestablishing our connection with the natural world around us and creating a sustainable future.

:: Field Hand Appreciation :: GM $10 donation.  Thank you!

Comments(6)

  1. Kory says:

    you wouldnt happen to have a video or powerpoint copy or outline of this? I am very interested in sharing it with my sunday school students.

  2. Kory says:

    you wouldnt happen to have a video or powerpoint copy or outline of this? I am very interested in sharing it with my sunday school students.

  3. Aisling says:

    Those 5 principals would be great on a sign in the garden. You should think about that for your online store! 🙂

    At any rate, great principals by which to live and garden. Thank you as always for something to think about.

    ~ Aisling

  4. Aisling says:

    Those 5 principals would be great on a sign in the garden. You should think about that for your online store! 🙂

    At any rate, great principals by which to live and garden. Thank you as always for something to think about.

    ~ Aisling

  5. Glynis says:

    These are excellent points, simply stated. I’m going to present them on Thursday to our group at church. Our own congregation is mostly made of up of people with disabilities who are also poor. We worship together, but we also work together and have formed a tightly bonded community where the non-disabled help the disabled. Two of us lead a group of gardeners and community volunteers to grow sustainable, organic vegetables, fruit and flowers. We are slowly working toward a more biodynamic method of gardening. Our focus is earth stewardship, and we learn every day more and more ways to take care of God’s earth as we feel He intended us to do. Your 5 simple statements are powerful and easy for ANYONE to understand. We will discuss on Thursday and prrobably use it as our set of goals for 2009,

    Thank-you PTF for setting the bar and setting it high. You inspire us to reach these goals, despite the pre-conceived ideas and notions that most people have of those considered to be disabled. You inspire those who are often considered people who don’t think “deeply” or are capable of deep thought to ponder and challenge themselves with issues that are truly important in the world. Based on many of the examples you have set, our friends have begun to discuss these issues with their friends and are influencing people of all intellectual capabilities with their concern for the world around them.

  6. Glynis says:

    These are excellent points, simply stated. I’m going to present them on Thursday to our group at church. Our own congregation is mostly made of up of people with disabilities who are also poor. We worship together, but we also work together and have formed a tightly bonded community where the non-disabled help the disabled. Two of us lead a group of gardeners and community volunteers to grow sustainable, organic vegetables, fruit and flowers. We are slowly working toward a more biodynamic method of gardening. Our focus is earth stewardship, and we learn every day more and more ways to take care of God’s earth as we feel He intended us to do. Your 5 simple statements are powerful and easy for ANYONE to understand. We will discuss on Thursday and prrobably use it as our set of goals for 2009,

    Thank-you PTF for setting the bar and setting it high. You inspire us to reach these goals, despite the pre-conceived ideas and notions that most people have of those considered to be disabled. You inspire those who are often considered people who don’t think “deeply” or are capable of deep thought to ponder and challenge themselves with issues that are truly important in the world. Based on many of the examples you have set, our friends have begun to discuss these issues with their friends and are influencing people of all intellectual capabilities with their concern for the world around them.

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