How to Grow

This is a 5-week spirituality and gardening series offered only in-person. Barring inclement weather the group will meet outdoors. Our time will include time in an active greenhouse & garden setting.

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Meeting God in the Garden

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Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. And we are the soil. God is trying to tell us something; to speak into our lives; to plant in us a garden. God is generously and graciously sowing seed in all kinds of places; urging us to be receptive and open to new growth. In good soil our lives produce a hundredfold.

Join a 5-week series of outdoor urban gardening evenings combining ritual & reflection with hands-on good gardening practices and education around issues such as creation care and food security.


Clint Porritt has 25+ years of faith formation experience through teaching, spiritual direction, and program development. He enjoys "making dirt" as part of his work with Star Garden: a cooperative project developed around the ecologically sustainable practices of organic, deep-mulch, no-till gardening.

This group will be primarily meeting outdoors in the white gazebo and in the Star Garden & Greenhouse. If the weather is poor, we’ll make other arrangements. The easiest gazebo access is IN through the main entrance of the Star, and OUT through the foyer doors opposite the main doors. 

Please dress for the work and the weather. If there is rain or wind in the forecast, bring appropriate layers. Wear clothes that are comfortable and able to get a little dirty. Sturdy shoes, sunscreen, a water bottle, a notebook & pen are recommended. Garden gloves are optional. Depending on the wildfire situation, a smoke mask might also be good.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Our evenings together will be a mix of conversation, ritual & reflection, learning, and some hand’s on gardening. A typical evening schedule might look like this –

6:30 PM – Welcome and Reflection
7:00 PM – Personal Time
7:15 PM – Regather: Sharing & Snack
7:30 PM – Learning
7:45 PM – Hand’s On
8:30 PM – Close


Early Registration: $125
After April 15:         $155




Wednesday May 08, 20246:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday May 15, 20246:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday May 22, 20246:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday May 29, 20246:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday June 05, 20246:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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