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A Catholic, Protestant, Pentecostal and Jew Walk into a… Garden!

Soil & Sacrament” is a spiritual memoir with real dirt under its fingernails, as deep and gritty and rich as well-tended soil––or Holy Scripture. Fred Bahnson’s vision matters, and the work he writes so beautifully and unsentimentally about has the power to change communities. An important and moving book.” –Sara Miles, author of Take This Bread” and “City of God

Fred Bahnson
Fred Bahnson, author of “Soil & Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith.”

Enjoy an evening of rich conversation with Fred Bahnson, who will describe his visits to four different faith communities that embody the deep connections between spiritual and physical nourishment. From Trappist monks who pursue a life of contemplation while harvesting oyster mushrooms to a Jewish organic farm in the Berkshires, his talk will take you on a journey across four seasons and five gardens. Fred is the author of “Soil & Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith” and the director of the Food, Faith and Religious Leadership Initiative at Wake Forest University School of Divinity.

This free event is on Monday, December 9, 2013 at Impact Hub Boulder. Doors open at 6:00 pm and there will be complimentary local food donated by Tangerine and Arugula restaurants. KGNU 88.5 and The Collaborative Communities Radio Show will be recording the event live for later broadcast, hence all guests must be in their seats by 6:30 pm when recording will begin.


Join us afterward for a book-signing with Fred and reception with special guest and honorary event host Congressman Jared Polis The evening will also provide an opportunity to hear from and support some of our local food producers. Following the September floods, many farmers are struggling to recover, rebuild and reseed. This community event is free! The Front Range Farm Relief Fund will be there to accept donations for local food producers who have experienced significant losses in crops, animal feed, infrastructure, soil fertility and revenue. RSVP is encouraged. For more details or to RSVP, visit the website or Facebook event page.

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About Becky O'Brien

Hazon is America's largest Jewish environmental organization. We create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond. Hazon in Colorado is led by Becky O'Brien, Boulder Director and Sarah Kornhauser, Denver Director.

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