Laudato Si Gardens interest form
Laudato Si is an encyclical published by Pope Francis that connects the environmental crisis and many social justice issues, calling on "care for our common home". Laudato Si gardens are places of contemplation and prayer that serve the congregation and community as well as nature, nourish body and soul.
What is the name of your parish/congregation/church?
What is the address?
Why is your congregation interested in creating a Laudato Si garden?
Does the Church already have a garden?
If your church already has a garden, how would you best characterize it?
side yard garden
Do you have a green team or a garden team or a dedicated team who would take care of the garden?
My Church and its members are especially interested in and passionate about (please check all that apply)
connecting people to prayer practices
social justice issues
helping the poor locally
environment - climate change
environment - local areas and our influence on them
Who are the people interested in creation of the garden? Who came up with the initiative?
What would you describe as the goal of your church's Laudato Si garden
Do you have space for a garden at your grounds?
If you do have a space for a garden, about how big is it ? Please estimate, there is no space too small or too big.
We hope to present a webinar with basic steps of how to begin thinking about a Laudato Si garden, how to organize people, prepare and design the space and then plant it and take care of it. It will most likely be a 2 hour event with break out to start work on this. What is the best time for your group to participate?
Weekday 9-3 PM
What is your email so we can contact you with more details?
Would you like to talk to us? If so please include your phone number
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