Hi! I'm trying to convince a local church to consider planting a community food forest. They're great people but some of them are concerned that fruittrees will somehow drive away members of the congregation. It would help if some local people would show up and help me convince them of local support and interest. Basically I need to show them that it's not a totally crazy or radical thing to consider.
When you reach your lowest point, you are open to the greatest change.
You don't need other people to convince them, just open up the good book and read. Whats better to convince then the word? Let's see, it was writen He created a garden, and we are to be alot like Him. It was writen we were planted in a garden and or to tend gardens; we are to feed the hungry, we are to labor from the ground for its produce, we are to bring our first fruits of the harvest, and the list goes on. Many of the parables are about agriculture, and how can you teach to understand something like agriculture unless you actually experience agriculture?
Food for thought, and if all of what's writen doesn't convince them, just know it's seed falling on the wayside or amongst the cares of this world.