Our first-ever wheat planting under our own local power, with much gratitude to our friends at Honoré Growers Guild for bringing this program to Michigan!
You are invited to participate in hand-planting heirloom wheat for communion bread. This experience is an immersion in the practices of old-school agriculture and discipleship. We begin by learning about heirloom wheat, what makes it different, how to plant it and why it matters. We continue with reflection on a passage from the Bible and prayer over the soil. Then we plant wheat in rows by hand as a community, finishing with a delicious farm lunch.
The wheat grains we plant in September overwinter under snow and ice and spring up green in spring: a great symbol of resurrection. The wheat harvest happens in late July/early August. After stone-milling these grains become flour for churches to use in communion bread.
You do not have to belong to a church that uses our flour to be part of the planting and harvest process! We simply ask you to cover a portion of the cost of the event (which includes live music and a fabulous farm-fresh lunch). Youth/Adult lunch and program fee is $15/person, children under 10 are welcome at no cost. Simply let us know how many will be participating using the comment box.
This event is a safe and fun once-a-year learning and growth experience. From great-grandparents to littles, every generation can experience and enjoy together. Part of the beauty of this event is that it brings all ages together working for a common purpose. It reconnects us with one another and our place on earth.
Everyone is welcome and needed for the planting. We will begin at 10:00 am and lunch will conclude at about 1:00 pm. You will need sunscreen, a hat, gloves and plenty of water. (In case of rain, registrants will receive rain date options using the email address provided when you register.)