Did you know, when you give to Lutheran Retreats, Camp and Conferences you are supporting; environmental education, sustainable agriculture and the preservation of the Earth?
Last year we asked you to help us plant trees at both our sites. We raised more than double our goal of $2,500!
The planting of those trees continues this fall at both El Camino Pines and Luther Glen Farm. This year we are continuing our efforts and raising our goal to $5,000!
Genesis 2 also reminds us of this when it says God has tasked humanity with tilling and keeping the Earth. At Luther Glen Farm we till the Earth and lull nutritious fruits and vegetables from its fertile soils. At El Camino Pines we are blessed with the responsibility of keeping our forest of century-old pines and countless critters for the generations to come.
We continue to raise funds for the purchase and planting of Jeffrey pine trees lost to the bark beetle at El Camino Pines. As we experience longer droughts and warmer winters, we will continue to lose these ancient pines at an alarming rate. Will you give to help us preserve the beauty of this sacred forest?
This spring at Luther Glen Farm we are working to rehabilitate eroded top-soil around the farm. We do this through a multiyear process of planting cover crops in areas of low soil fertility to build biomass. In the longterm this improves soil health but in the near future it provides a fresh food source for our animals to munch on. Will you give to help us give back to the Earth?
Your gift today, helps us protect the Earth and protect our camps.
Thank you for your continued support and Happy Earth Day!