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Eco-Journey is the blog of the Environmental Ministries Office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It includes a wide array of environmental topics: upcoming environmental events, links to interesting articles and studies, information on environmental advocacy, eco-theology topics, and success stories from churches that are going “green.”

Author Rebecca Barnes is the Associate for Environmental Ministries at the PC(USA). She is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with an MDiv and Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) dual degree.

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November 7, 2013

McGregor Presbyterian Church: Learning Garden

McGregor Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC, in its third year of being a certified Earth Care Congregation, has an ongoing Green Group bulletin board, hosts adult studies and children's classes on creation care, recycles all kinds of goods and reuses tablecloths and dishes for church meals. they also have fair trade coffee, take care of an Adopt-A-Highway portion of road, use Eco-Palms, and incorporate God's creation into worship service throughout the church year.


A new, exciting project of McGregor Presbyterian Church is its  "learning garden," which has excited all ages at this congregation and had good response from the surrounding community as well.  Here are some photos of the development of this learning garden, from the McGregor Learning Garden facebook page!



McGregor Learinng Garden church sign

Communicating with the community


McGregor Learning Garden cleared bed

The McGregor Learning Garden, with new plants and the clay Olla for underground irrigation


McGregor Learning Garden adding to the soil to prepare for planting

adding water and soil additives, once getting soil samples back


McGregor Learning garden kids eating veggies

Children enjoying fresh green beans from the Learning Garden

Categories: Church Earth Care Stories, Community Gardens, Environment

Tags: adopt-a-highway, church earth care stories, church garden, community garden, earth care congregation

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