Over the generations, American cities have seen great change. What was once farmland and harvest fields made way for industrial progress. The land was repurposed, you could say. A generation or two later, some areas of industrial progress no longer served the same purpose and ended in vacant buildings and unused land. Now a new day has come, and the land has been repurposed again for a timeless call. The question asked of every generation, after all, is simple: how will we feed our families?
City Fields focuses on one effort – repurposing abandoned land in urban areas – to pursue multiple goals: teach skills and provide meaningful work for impoverished populations; reclaim unused land for positive purposes; feed the hungry in the community; and operate a viable business enterprise that will enable City Fields to keep growing and sowing hope.
In doing so, we remember the words of Jesus: “Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’”
Steve Williams, our agriculture specialist, will discuss the basics of planting crops. Register ahead at the City Fields office or online.
The volunteer coordinators for City Fields will meet to discuss ongoing projects at the Training Center.