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About Griff

The Rev. P. Joshua "Griff" Griffin is a priest, serving as the Environmental Justice Missioner in the Episcopal Diocese of California. Griff is a co-founder and a co-coordinator of The Free Farm. He lives in the Inner Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco with his wife, Liz, and their 1,000,000 red wigglers. Since 1999, Griff has been intrigued by the intersection of "religion and ecology." While pursuing these interests, he earned an M.Div from Harvard Divinity School, a certificate in Religion and Ecology from the Boston Theological Institute, and a B.A. in Religion and Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College.

Reaping the harvest!

“You’re not growing vegetables, you’re growing children!”

-Lutheran Volunteer Corp intern upon visiting the Holy Innocents Garden

On that theme, the children of Holy Innocents will be replanting their garden on 10-10-10, as part of a global day of action!

And… here’s a photo from Lori Goulet.  Her son is showing off the harvest from St. Clare’s in Pleasanton…

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The Free Cart Rolls out at the Free Farm!

Read about it HERE (click on picture)

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J2A Pilgrims from Michigan Visit the Free Farm!

Click HERE for a Blog Post from J2A Pilgrims from Grace Church Traverse City, MI


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First Harvests at the Episcopal Community Services’ Sanctuary Garden!

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On Monday June 14th, St. Clare’s in Pleasanton broke ground on a new organic Garden.  Here are some pictures from the festive day!

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Sacred Heart Visits Free Farm!

25 incoming freshmen and 2 of their teachers from our neighbors at Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep visited the Free Farm today. They did a tremendous service, cleaning up trash, weeding, potting up kale and mustard seedlings, and turning the compost pile.  The students were from a summer Health and Nutrition Class.  We closed the day (and their course) by silently walking the labyrinth, reflecting on a healthy intention for the rest of the summer.  This summer 3 more groups from Sacred Heart will visit us, we can’t wait!

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Soil Delivery to Sanctuary Shelter!

Thursday, June 17th, we received a discounted soil delivery from Broadmoor.  All our beds have been built from scavenged lumber (mostly redwood), and are now ready for planting.  Many thanks to the volunteers to came to move soil.  Next thursday–planting begins!

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