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

Faces of A Rocha: Sandra Dumitras (Farm to Families Coordinator)

July 11th, 2019|

Sandra Dumitras is a woman you want to know. She is uncommonly hospitable, with a warm smile and a cheeky wit. Over the past five years she has become an invaluable part of the A [...]

Why Does A Rocha do Species Monitoring?

July 9th, 2019|

An Interview with Christy Juteau We recently sat down with Christy Juteau, A Rocha's National Science Director to pick her brain about species monitoring and why it's such a high priority for A Rocha.  Here's [...]

For the Love of Reading: 5 Children’s Stories About Creation Care

July 3rd, 2019|

Written by Courtney Kuhl, Day Camp Coordinator for A Rocha Manitoba In a time when the words we often use to describe our climate and environmental situation include “crisis,” or “overwhelmed,” I see the hope [...]