RSVP Required (email Pastor Lea)
All are invited to join us for a picnic and program at the incredible New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx. Bring a bagged lunch with you to church and we’ll leave right after worship. Following our picnic lunch, community member, Lhana Örményi, will take us on our tour of the farm, teach us about pollinators, and then guide us through a group scavenger hunt of the pollinators present at the farm. We’ll conclude our time with a brief theological reflection of what we’ve learned and how it connects to our role as co-creators with God. Let us know you’re coming!
Travel to 670 Grand Concourse: 2/3 to 149th Grand Concourse; walk north on Grand Concourse to 153rd St. Parking available on Sunday
About New Roots: New Roots offers critical services to refugees, asylees, and immigrant communities in addition to local South Bronx residents interested in tending their own plots. The farm also hosts a women’s job training program in addition to various agriculture workshops, financial literacy courses, and a weekly Tuesday Farmer’s Market. This farm is part of the International Rescue Committee’s national New Roots program that includes 15 farms across the country.
Meet Lhana Örményi, Curator of the Re-creating Programming
Lhana is the Technical Director of The Glicker-Milstein Theatre at Barnard College. In addition to their work as a theatrical electrician, carpenter, and set and lighting designer, Lhana is a beekeeper, community gardener, environmental educator, and mixed-media doodler. Lhana’s background in public programming and informal environmental education is founded on a commitment to urban environmental justice. Lhana previously worked as Education & Program Operations Coordinator at Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and served on the Manhattan Land Trust board of directors.