Featured Speaker: Brian Sellers-Petersen, author of Harvesting Abundance: Local Initiatives of Food and Faith
This one-day event will focus on caring for all of God’s creation through faith, farming and feeding. We will also spend some time exploring the DaySpring campus and understanding how growing native Florida plants further enhances our care for our surroundings.
Our featured speaker, Brian Sellers-Petersen, author of Harvesting Abundance: Local Initiatives of Food and Faith, is currently serving as Missioner for Agrarian Ministry for The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. Currently, his work is dedicated to church and missional agriculture, land stewardship, food ministry, environmental justice and civil society engagement. Through his work with Episcopal Relief & Development, Brian has a breadth of knowledge to share on agriculture including farmers markets, church gardens, farms with community supported agriculture (CSA) operations, indoor hydroponic gardens, apiaries and community garden education. Brian also works to continue to build the movement for strengthening and expanding small-scale agriculture in the United States through Cultivate: Episcopal Food Movement.
Rounding out the day will be speakers from the Florida Native Plant Society, the Manatee County Extension Service, and the UF/IFAS Family Nutrition Program.