WHRI is very excited for our recent alum of our internship program, R. Wesley Smith, whose article ‘Becoming More Mindful of Creation’ has just been published in Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics. This publication is part of The Center for Christian Ethics at Baylor University.
To read his article, click here.
Click on image below to read the entire May issue of Farm Notes.
Dear Friend of the Farm,
WHRI has added three new staff members to the team in recent weeks. Randy Fish now serves as our Farm Operations Director, Kristi Pierera is our new Education Director, and Rebecca Mann serves as our interim Office Manager.
This month’s newsletter focuses on the Christian calling that drives our mission
and those who serve within it. It also features interns Elizabeth Ross and Amber Jekot, who are just finishing a year of service and learning at WHRI.
We are grateful for, and humbled by, the gifts, creativity, and commitment of the individuals God continues to send to us.
Neil Rowe Miller
A few weeks ago we started our Three Sisters garden at Garden Club! The “three sisters” comes from a Native American tradition where beans, corn, and squash are all planted together. The corn acts as a trellis for the beans, the squash serves as a ground cover and weed suppressant, and the beans fix nitrogen for both corn and squash.
In garden club we read the story and the kids acted each part. Then we talked about oral traditions and recited the story again, after hearing it once. The kids illustrated what they heard (see pictures). Finally we planted the first sister, CORN!
Thank you to our partners Cooper Foundation, Alcoa Foundation, Baptist General Convention of Texas’ Christian Life Commission, and the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
-Annali (AmeriCorps Elementary School Garden Coordinator)
As a new addition to Spring Farm Day on April 14, World Hunger Relief, Inc. is inviting families or teams to join in a 5K fun bike ride to raise support for our work in alleviating hunger. You can help us three ways:
Sign up to ride here.
Sponsor a team here.
Join our event on Facebook and spread the word to your friends.
All funds raised up to $10,000 will be matched by Christian Mission Concerns!
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Matt Hess at 254-799-5611 with questions.