Our collaboration with the Three Part Harmony farm at the OMI property here at 391 Michigan Ave in Washington, DC continues to bear fruit. Every week the farm receives requests for either tours or educational presentations. It is another way that we have been successful in sharing the message of Laudato Si in recent years. It is especially exciting to be able to share the message of caring for a common home, raising nutritional vegetables, adding a touch of beauty to the area with the street-side flower garden and of course teaching about good eating and good nutrition.
We received the following message and photos after a recent visit by a group of Mercy Sisters collaborators.
Thank you so much for your generosity in welcoming us to Three Part Harmony Farm the other day! It was a welcome break from classroom-style presentations with the group and meetings with their legislators.
We had some really good conversations afterward about food sovereignty, your farming practices vs. the corporate model, and intersections with our concerns for Earth and immigrants when it comes to farm workers. One of the staff with the students pointed out that you live the value of mercy in the great empathy you expressed for farmers whose practices differ from yours.
I’ve attached some photos, which I had to resize to send via email. I suspect you already saw many posted on social media that tagged the farm.
Many blessings for a fruitful season both with the bounty of your produce and with the building of community that you also prioritize.
Sisters of Mercy, Institute Justice Team