Project Feed Packs Thousands of Meals for Those in Need Worldwide

By Brett Hetherington* Project Feed, a meal-packing partnership of East Ohio Conference Young People’s Ministries and Rise Against Hunger, made a triumphant return after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sunday afternoon event gathered teens and their adult leaders from across the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church to pack [...]

Orchard Dedication Invites Community to Partner in Further Revitalization

By Brett Hetherington* https://player.vimeo.com/video/727408579?h=2a9667bc56&title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 To download the video above, first click the share button in the upper right corner of the video window, then click the vimeo link. Then, on the vimeo page click the download link underneath the video window. As spring gave way to summer organizers dedicated the Brookdale Orchard memorial garden in [...]

Community Orchard Aims to Provide More than Fruit to Residents

By Brett Hetherington* Nestled between E. 86th and E. 88th Streets in Cleveland you will find Brookdale Orchard. The orchard is one part of a long-running neighborhood revitalization mission, it’s an important piece with many elements and intriguing possibilities. Mittie Imani Jordan oversees the Brookdale Orchard as well as much of what happens within the [...]