faith farmers

posted November 2, 2017

credit: The Common Friars/ Samantha Goresh

The Common Friars are men and women, married and single, lay and ordained, of an emerging monastic order in the Episcopal Church, seeking to understand and live out what it means to be a Christian disciple today. They do this by placing the utmost importance on being connected to the land, to each other, and to those on the margins of society. Their land that they steward and are connected to is the Good Earth Farm located in Athens. Ohio. They live and work together here and and contribute their individual talents and gifts to one another and to the broader community. Their actions are guided by the “Rule of Life” which is defined by poverty, joy and hospitality, prayer, work, the eucharist and meals and you can visit them in Ohio if you’re in the area!

Check out their blog and website HERE


learn to farm in faith at the parish school in norwood, oh

posted February 14, 2017

Applications being accepted now for Parish Farming School in Norwood, OH.
All who are interested in the intersection of urban farming, food and faith are invited to submit an application to the Parish Farming School of Eucharistic Discipleship in Norwood, Ohio (a city smack dab in the middle of Cincinnati). It is a chance to explore — from within the framework of the Christian tradition — some of the biological, ecological, economic, cultural, and theological realities that shape our understanding of what it means to bear the image of the triune God in post-industrial America. This residential internship offers an integrated learning experience, as interns will study, work, make meals, pray, feast, fast, laugh, and learn together.
Applications are due March 20, 2017. More information can be found here.
You can learn more about the work of the Parish Farming School from this NPR story, this article from the Regent World, and this article from Compassionomics.

open sourcing the q&a for state land rfp

posted November 5, 2015

There are 9 farms in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park that are part of a special program called the Countryside Initiative. These Park farms are committed to sustainable agriculture, and work with their park partners to be good land stewards. Earlier this year, the Countryside Initiative Request For Proposals (RFP) opened for two new farms. All questions asked specific to the farm program and farm properties listed in the RFP were publicly answered here.

This is a valuable resource to those of you looking to lease land through National Parks across the country (a growing movement). Click HERE to check out the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Countryside Initiative!

farm job in gambier, ohio

posted April 11, 2013


Assistant Farm Manager job newly created.  We are a retired couple seeking help with sheep, goats, laying hens, and land management.  Housing, food, and monthly stipend to be negotiated based upon initiative and experience.  Mail cover letter and resume, with background and experience to Dharma Farm, 7955 Horn Road, Gambier, OH, 43022. Or email to:

For more information about our farm and a photo, you can use this link:

rooting for peace

posted February 7, 2011

A conference coming right up – Feb. 18-20, 2011 at Bluffton University in Bluffton, Ohio.

The hope of this conference is to incorporate the conceptual themes of shalom, community, justice and stewardship and link them with the actions of gardening locally and globally, responding to hunger, eating sustainably, decreasing waste and composting.

Find more information here: