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

Visiting A Rocha in Titusville, Florida

February 13th, 2020|

Visiting A Rocha in Titusville, Florida Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2020 The Scholtens family, creation care enthusiasts and long time friends of A Rocha, spent a week in Titusville, FL. We stayed with the [...]

Operation Wild: The Great Equalizer

February 12th, 2020|

Operation Wild: The Great Equalizer Operation Wild connects people living with disabilities to the natural world.   We are all curious about nature... Since the start of the program in 2018, we have heard from [...]

An Act of Human Nature

February 12th, 2020|

I myself am still learning what it means to care for creation; and it is something that we are all having to relearn as a society searching for sustainability and a new morality that includes [...]