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Introduction, Session 3: The Power of Growth

In "Sing to the Power," a Tapestry of Faith program

Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The power of the earth is the power to bring forth new life and nurture growth. In an individual, growth power can foster change in oneself and in the wider world. The story of Michael Covington, who created a thriving community garden in his economically depressed Detroit neighborhood, illustrates the link between earth power, personal growth, and the growth of community. Participants consider the sources of their food and acknowledge how easy it is to become disconnected from the earth as the source of our sustenance. By decorating pots and planting herbs, children reconnect with the earth as the medium for growth. They create an herb garden or pot for someone else, to remind them that part of their own growth is reaching out to others.

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Last updated on Thursday, August 16, 2012.

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