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Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation

A Ministry of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

United States Province

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La Vista Community Supported Garden

La Vista Garden

The Community Supported Garden at La Vista is a source of renewal for human, social and physical health. It provides healthy, nutritious food, builds a diverse community, and realizes social justice.

The La Vista CSA is a model for:

  • diversified, sustainable, small-scale community-supported agriculture
  • responsible stewardship of the land
  • practical support for the farmer and just compensation

We respect the soil, water and air through:

  • organic growing methods
  • water conservation
  • reduction of fossil fuel emissions

“We are growing in harmony with the other-than-human species present here through a consciousness of and care for this local region of life. We consider the ecosystem when making decisions and collaborate with other organizations in promoting life.”

“We recognize that both this land and a sense of mission are pure gift. With insight we ponder that these opportunities to plant, to cultivate, to harvest and to share are themselves revelations of the Divine. We associate ourselves with this part of the Great Work* and are blessed with wonder and awe.” (Maurice Lange, OMI)

* “The Great Work now, as we move into a new millennium, is to carry out the transition from a period of human devastation of the Earth to a period when humans would be present to the planet in a beneficial manner.”

Thomas Berry in The Great Work, Bell Tower Publishing, 1999.

This project is also supported by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. It flows from the Oblate priority of “Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation”.

Contact Information:

Community Supported Garden at La Vista
4350 Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL 62035
(618) 467-2104
email: garden@lavista.org
www.lavistacsa.org/
www.lavistaelc.org/

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