Over the past eight years we have learned a lot about the challenges of starting and sustaining a garden-based community ministry. We have offered consulting for other churches and organizations along the way, and we would be happy to work with you to. Below is an example of an itinerary we have put together in the past.
Breakfast at the Cedar Grove United Methodist Church 9:30am-10:30am:
-prayer and reflection around why the Church should be engaged in growing and sharing food and caring for creation
Models of church supported agriculture.
-examining Anathoth and other related, model ministries from around the country 12:30-1:30pm:
Lunch and tour of Anathoth. 1:30-5:30pm:
Design charette and program development.
-how to start and sustain a food-and-faith ministry ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Many good ideas and inspiration will come from our time together and it will be important to record and organize these for later reference. In addition to the materials that we will prepare ahead of time related to Anathoth’s mission and organizational structure, we will also organize a small packet of resources related to your project that come from our time together.
This packet will include…
-notes from our time together: ideas, concerns, quotes, etc.
-a site program: a list of activities that will take place on the project site
-a simple analysis and design sketch of the project site in consideration (my background is in landscape design)
-a basic plan for your organizational structure: board, committees, volunteers, interns, staff, etc.
-a basic financial and fundraising strategy
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ CONSULTING RATES
>> Rate for Cedar Grove (including meals, but not
>> Rate for a consultation at your site (in addition to travel expenses): $1,000
Additionally, we offer design work, additional consultation or installation management (preparing vegetable beds, planting orchard trees, etc.) for $55/ hour and sermon/speaking for $250, not including travel expenses.