I have been accused of being a procrastinator, which I vehemently deny. Not really, I own it. Runs in the family (Tod Petersen). I was famous for pulling all-nighters in college and seminary. Some of my best work.
I have an accountability partner to help NOT procrastinate in 2024 when it comes to telling agrarian ministry, creation care, and churchland stewardship stories. It’s Jess Bejot and her crew from Blue +Pine Creative. The folks who designed my website. She is relentless! (Thank.You.Jess!)
Here is the plan. I’m going to do my best to stay on the wagon. It’s the reason I’m telling you. If you think I’ve fallen off, call me out. I’ve got a huge backlog of podcast episodes, blog posts, social media stuff (need help with my Insta game). Still not convinced about TicToc, Elizabeth Riley.
Once a week. A new blog post, podcast, substantial social media post. I’ve become a huge fan of Substack, thanks to Elizabeth Felicetti and Ragan Sutterfield. I’m going to start putting my blog posts on Substack. Who knows, maybe I can make a few bucks to support the SpadeSpoonSoul podcast product.
Some of the stories I’m sitting on:
● Visit to the Saint Mark’s Cathedral Apiary and Leffler House Garden. It holds lots of sacred memoirs including excavating with Peter Strimer.
● West Central Abbey in Spokane. I really want to know more about their partnerships with organizations like Spokane Herbal Faire and River City Youth Ops.
● Coaching groups and individuals. Over the past 1.5 years I have been with individuals along with parish, diocesan and Churchwide cohorts. The focus is the 3-legged stool of Faithful Agrarian – creation care, agrarian/food ministry, and churchland stewardship.
● Climate Justice and Food Justice. The intersections are many and the combined efforts of those committed to both are crucial.
● Peter Rood. I want to share more stories of my heroes. Part of Peter’s story is in the 1st chapter of Harvesting Abundance. I want to include more from the good folks at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles.
OK that’s enough for now. Oh, wait a minute. Episcopal Church Farms: Good Courage, Plainsong, Mission, Bellwether, Proctor, University (Sewanee), Benison, Honoré…
I’m tempted to procrastinate posting this. I don’t want to eat my words (haha). 60+ years experience tells me I’m setting myself up to fail. Oh well, I’m sure there will be some gaps in my goal of once a week. I’ll just keep getting back up on my bike.