Our Story: Planted

>>Our Story: Planted

A story of hope

A Rocha’s work in Canada began in 2000 and has spread across Canada with focused activity in BC, Manitoba and Ontario. In each place, A Rocha staff and volunteers are responding to the biblical call to steward creation through hands-on conservation, education and agriculture projects.

The story of A Rocha’s beginnings and growth is whimsically told in the book Planted, a Story of Creation, Calling and Community. Planted invites the reader to travel with author Leah Kostamo and the A Rocha team on the wild ride of salmon saving, stranger welcoming and God-worshipping as they establish the first Christian environmental centre in Canada.

A Rocha’s work is most fully expressed through our environmental centres and projects in BC, Manitoba and Ontario. In addition, A Rocha’s Community Garden Network and Good Seed Sunday initiatives are fostering the work of creation care in neighbourhoods and churches from coast to coast.

“Planted is a work of grace and wit, conveying the joy for which A Rocha is known.”
Huffington Post
“If bad news about the planet is getting you down, read Planted. If all Christians were like those in A Rocha, ours would be a radically different world.”
Margaret Atwood, Author
“In an arena frequently marked by controversy and acrimony, A Rocha is cheerful, winsome, exuding gratitude. A Rocha’s work is characterized by joy and humility – it is always local, personal, relational, and hospitable.”
Rev. Eugene H. Peterson, author of The Message

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The latest news on our projects

Celebrating Hope for the Upper Bulkley River

September 26th, 2017|

What an amazing day! 125 people came together to celebrate the grand opening of the Buck Creek CANFOR hatchery in Houston, BC run by A Rocha’s Upper Bulkley River Streamkeepers. The 20 foot x 30 [...]

What He Loved: Remembering Bill Hendry

September 8th, 2017|

What​ ​He​ ​Loved:​ ​Remembering​ ​Bill​ ​Hendry (February 11, 1939 – August 1, 2017) It is with sadness, mingled with a sense of great comfort and hope, that we honour the [...]

Re-Kindling Imaginations

August 2nd, 2017|

Steve Bell and Malcolm Guite Serenade a Packed Heritage Barn Written by Shai Kroeker, Environmental Educator The shower-peppered day of July 21 could not dampen the enthusiastic spirits of everyone at A Rocha as [...]