East Rock, seen from Yale Divinity Farm

Yale Divinity Farm

What: Yale Divinity Farm is a collaboration between Urban Resource Initiative and Yale Divinity School.
Who: YDS administrators teamed up with an invincible volunteer corps to build and cultivate the organic farm.
Where: On the Yale Divinity campus, near the dorms.
When: Now! It's growing as you read this.
Why: Because environmental stewardship is an act of faith. And because we love good food, grown well.
How to get involved: contact kai.hoffman-krull@yale.edu

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Community Building

Two happy campers take a break from their work on the compost bin.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Speaking of Food

YDS Alum Krista Tippett has an awesome interview with Barbara Kingsolver on Speaking of Faith.

Kingsolver describes an adventure her family undertook to spend one year eating primarily what they could grow or raise themselves. As a citizen and mother more than an expert, she turned her life towards questions many of us are asking. Food, she says, is a "rare moral arena" in which the ethical choice is often the pleasurable choice" (American Public Media).

Environmental Justice Work Day.

Corn picture from summer of 2009. Just to get excited about the fall harvest...

Stephanie's really good at incorporating environmental stewardship into liturgy. Here she leads a blessing of the farm.

Sunshine, flowers, springtime, and banjo music. (you can't see the banjo, but he's there)



Props to John and Freddie Helmierre who engineered a new way to measure the beds. We moved the rope and string contraption with teamwork.

There's the banjo. A famous community in South America (Gaviotas) always has two volunteers playing music while the rest of the team works.

Environmental Justice Work Day

Preparing to plant a red oak with the Urban Resources Initiative. This tree will sequester about 1 ton of carbon dioxide.

Show time.

The second line parade down to the farm.

Musicians serenade the garden volunteers.