All fieldtrips will take place on Saturday, May 8 at 1:30 pm in the Lancaster, PA area. Registered participants will receive additional  details closer to the date. The cost for fieldtrips is $5 and includes lunch and honoraria for guides.

Community-of-faith green & advocacy projects

This tour will take us to three communities of faith to see their green and advocacy projects:

  1. Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster: View the CMCL green parking lot with its porous macadam, rain gardens and pocket park surrounded by native trees, grasses, shrubs and perennials.
  2. Church of the Apostles: Their stream-side acreage includes riparian buffers, new trees, and a meadow.
  3. Sisters of the Adororers of the Precious Blood: Hear the hearts of the Sisters of the Adorers of the Blood Of Christ as they continue to practice earthcare activism through pipeline resistance and their solar farm vision.

Community Food, Farm production, and Native Plantings

This tour will connect gardening, food security, local food and care of soil and water to mitigate climate change. At New Holland Mennonite Church we’ll discuss addressing food security through a church community garden. We will also tour a local farm to view conservation practices for preserving farm food production and water quality. We will also see the practical use of native plantings for water protection and landscaping that are resilient to local climate conditions.

Urban Climate Resilience

This tour will take us to see various locations and aspects of Lancaster city’s green infastructure.