For farms and community groups we offer talks, reflective farm walks and support hosting of Quiet Days in partnership with local churches or community groups, as well as on-line seasonal reflections and resources.
A farm's seasonal cycles and rhythms as they reflect stages and situations in life’s journey, have endless potential as a starting point for outdoor spiritual reflection. On your farm you may already have grape vines, fruit trees, fields of wheat and wild flowers, which also make useful subjects for distinctive creative reflection on Jesus's teachings including the parables.
'Into the Garden - cultivation as a tool for spiritual formation and community renewal' recently published by Grove Books within their spirituality series, offers more on the theological basis for cultivation as a tool for spiritual formation as well as details of other outdoor discipleship and initiatives, for example led by church, community leaders and chaplains. Read more...
If you are interested in organising a reflective walk, creative workshop or Quiet Day in partnership with Gardening the Heart, please click here to contact us or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For chaplaincies in schools, prisons and other organisations we can tailor creative workshops, retreats and resources to suit specific groups and contexts.
For older people and Care Homes we offer on-line ideas and resources including seasonal reflective material to support churches and individuals involved in supporting pastoral and spiritual care for older people. Read more...