Articles by Kimberly Wilkinson
By Christoph Sanz, with Kimberly Wilkinson, Hannah Marazzi
March 7, 2018
Today, Convivium's Hannah Marazzi sits down with the folks from Barnabas Farmworks to learn more about their theology of farming and discuss pigs, poetry, and the sacramental goodness of the ordinary tomato.
When we're trying to decide how to spend our time, the relational component takes precedence, with our guests and the kids that are spending time with us on the farm, but also with our neighbours on the island as well Over the course of the week, each age group of kids will spend a significant portion of time on the farm as a part of their camp experience We’d always maintained a little bit of farm activity but it wasn't an active part of the ministry until six or seven years ago A friend came to help us in the fall and he said, "Isn't it interesting how you just start doing something, and are stuttering along, listening to God each step of the way, but by just doing something that you love with your whole heart, people begin to show up, and want to be a part of it Three years ago, we started the internship program, because we saw there was opportunity to bring the people that we were staffing the farm with in on the process of the project in a more intentional way Honestly, we didn't really, especially in the early years, actively try to bring people into the farm, but they started showing up and this Farmworks initiative has grown into something people want to be part of