Loving the Land that Feeds Us: Getting Real about Food

Service Description:

Long-time First Parish member Elisa Blanchard will look back through our 21st Century lives to share an updated message of Ana Porter’s 2006 sermon “Getting Real About Food.” Through opening our hearts to learn more about the land that feeds us, and by adjusting our cultural expectations, we can do three things: Build our community and co-operative skill sets, build healthy soil here and throughout the food ecosystem, and build our American independence. It does take a tribe to raise children who tug carrots and dig potatoes each fall and a village to engage adults in the agricultural world and the divine presence of the land that feeds us.  

Speaker Bio:

Elisa Blanchard is interested in our country’s transition from the 20th century consumer culture to a more resilient conserver culture. She is a long-time First Parish member who helps coordinate our worship services, the First Sunday Fair Trade Market and Café, and our new Community Food Co-op as part of the movement toward a more just and sustainable global food system.

NOTE: This service will meet in person and also be broadcast on Zoom. Facemasks are currently optional in the First Parish Stoughton building. For the health of all in our community, please attend online if you are ill.

Zoom Information:

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