We are excited to announce that we will be running our Faith Farms and Climate program in Harlan, Atlantic, Red Oak, and Earlham this winter!
elston is a queer/trans Jewish and Unitarian Universalist artist farming for climate resiliency on Oceti Sankowin and Ioway land in Adair County. The intersection of faith and farming inspires them with the possibilities of magic, germination, and building a gentler future that honors the truth of the past and the dignity of the present. They love rural landscapes, learning from animals and plants, and building unlikely alliances through challenging conversation. elston is a huge cat person, and likes to mix up herbal remedies with their feline familiar, King.
Last week, our team (Claira, Irene, and Elston) hopped in the car to get our feet in the field and visit two of Iowa’s most outspoken regenerative farmers – Denise O’Brien and Seth Watkins.
The first time I walked into Minneapolis First Universalist Church, my face was fresh with tears. I was newly estranged from a loved one, and the pain was sharp.
It just so happened that day was Remembrance Sunday.