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Expand your church influence outside the walls of your building with a garden ministry. This fresh expression of church can be a versatile, practical and welcoming space to build community physically and spiritually.

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He may not be hitting the gym daily curling dumbbells and blowing up the bench press, but 'Man In Overalls' Nathan Ballentine and his wife Mary Elizabeth represent a growing population of fit couples and individuals that combine their love for exercise and gardening. Take nutrition and exercise outdoors and strengthen your faith.

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I enjoy the smell of soil. Fred Bahnson, Director of the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative at Wake Forest University School of Divinity explores gardening from a very active and sacred perspsective.  His book, Soil And Sacrament can help transform how you exercise, eat and live your faith.

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Time to plan a summer vacation --- like no other! You've heard about fitness vacations. This is one you'll want to do again and again. Come on and check out what we have growing in our garden for you this season! BOOK YOUR RESERVATION TODAY.

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Your church, fitness facility, business or local group AND especially individuals can start a garden ministry in your community. You can bring the benefits of vigorous outdoor exercise, fresh flavorful organic nutrition and spiritually strengthening fellowship and conversation to your area. Get started today!

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Get your workout and healthy nutrition from one single family experience – gardening. Character Strength Department Editor, Kimberly Bloom tells you how and how rewarding it can be for both your family and friends.

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Do some social networking that is totally different from getting on the Internet – get in the garden – a community garden. Christine Sine has the full story that’s creating the plot to true community through fresh produce and great exercise.

By Jessieca Sempsrott
When my husband and I purchased our first home in a small, urban Illinois town I knew I wanted to grow a summer garden. Other families in our neighborhood were there to support us with ideas and encouragement. By mid-March my grandmother, two-year old daughter, husband and I were digging our fingers into the barely warmed earth. Our small backyard adventure wasn’t perfect --- it was better!
By Gretchen Bloom, Gardening Department Editor
What can you do with a little stick? Poke a hole in the dirt, drop in a bean and watch it grow. You just learned how to grow a garden. Well not quite, but you get the idea. Vegetables and flowers aren’t the only thing that grow in gardens. Lesson after lesson and harvest after harvest your garden can help you and others grow in knowledge and physical strength. Gardener’s also grow spiritually and relationally too.
Part of the COURAGEOUS Men’s Fitness resource.
Hungry? How hungry are you for ideas that will help you take your love of food to the next level? Sink your teeth into this buffet of family eating initiatives. Transform your family’s approach to good nutrition and family fellowship --- starting with your next meal.

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