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

What is it like for God to go for a walk in the forest?

July 19th, 2017|

'Things would burst to life around him!' Written by Jamie Fox The focus of Pembina Valley Interpretive Centre’s most recent Creation Kids Day Camp was on understanding God’s love of all creation. We [...]

Photographer Joel Sartore Visits Brooksdale

July 4th, 2017|

Joel Sartore Photographs 38 Species with A Rocha When Joel Sartore accepted A Rocha’s invitation to be keynote speaker at May’s Barn Raiser Gala - the public launch of our Campaign for [...]

The Mutual Blessing of Caring for Creation

June 22nd, 2017|

By Christie Goode, VP of Advancement The Mutual Blessing of Caring for Creation As I have journeyed in learning more, caring more and practising more environmental stewardship, I’ve come to realize [...]