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

Jubilee’s Story

December 3rd, 2019|

An interview with a young earthkeeper. This month we sat down with Jubilee Dueck Thiessen who shared with us why creation care matters to her and why she has chosen to give to A Rocha. [...]

Operation Wild 2019 Reflections

November 8th, 2019|

I began working with Operation Wild in July of this year and it has been a whirlwind! Thanks to Allison Geleynse, the Program Coordinator before me, the foundation for Operation Wild’s success was already laid. [...]

A Great Loss for A Rocha: A personal reflection from Leah Kostamo

November 6th, 2019|

"Grief is love's souvenir." I scribbled this quote in my journal on Oct. 27th, just the day before I got the news of the tragic accident that seriously injured Peter Harris and took the [...]