April 21 Church Refugee Gardens Training

Church Refugee Gardens Training and Informational Meeting

Saturday, April 21
9 am to Noon  (coffee and check-in at 8:45 am)
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
2561 Victoria Street North
Roseville, MN 55113

Join us for an informative morning of training for those involved in church gardening projects with refugees and those seeking to get involved. Sessions will include:

  1. A presentation by Ramsey County Master Gardeners providing insights into soil improvement, mulching, and best watering practices.
  2. Cultural Insights for understanding core worldview assumptions that Refugee Gardeners often have
  3. An update on the Refugee Crisis and U.S. Government Policies on Refugee Resettlement
  4. An open time of Questions and Answers that attendees may like  addressed by those attending

Church Refugee Gardens are a very practical way that churches can welcome the “strangers and newcomers” in our neighborhoods, as we build cross-cultural relationships with refugees, and put the Gospel into practice.

Questions to: Dennis Murnyak murnyak@gmail.com

Registration Required:  https://signupforms.com/registrations/13768

Arrive Ministries is grateful to the many church volunteers who are making this program a huge success and to the Karen Organization of Minnesota (KOM), The Bhutanese Community Organization of Minnesota (BCOM) and CAPI for our fruitful partnership in connecting refugee gardeners with willing churches who have opened their heart to our “new neighbors.”

Arrive Ministries is committed to assist area churches to develop Church Refugee Gardens to help provide fresh vegetables to refugees and low income families in their communities. Most of the participating churches (with almost 2,000 garden plots were offered to Hmong, Karen, Bhutanese, Lisu and a host of other ethnic gardeners in 2017) reported an abundance of greens, vegetables and ethnic fruits and herbs grown this past year.

Please watch this video to see what many Twin Cities churches are already doing with Church Refugee Gardens.

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About Arrive Ministries

Arrive Ministries exists to carry out God’s command to welcome and bring lifelong transformation to refugees and immigrants in Minnesota.

This is accomplished through the provision of Refugee Reception and Placement Services, Refugee Employment Services, Refugee Cash Assistance, Immigration Legal Services, ESL classes and tutoring, community development programs, and other outreach services.

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