R2008-04

R2008-04 150 150 Diocese of Southern Ohio Annual Convention

R2008-04: A resolution concerning ministries in sustainable agriculture and strengthening local food systems

Resolved, that the Diocese of Southern Ohio, gathered in the 134th diocesan convention, commits itself to developing stronger local food systems, by encouraging people to purchase locally grown food, and be it further

Resolved, that all Southern Ohio Episcopalians, congregations of the diocese, and other diocesan entities who hold land (both in urban and rural places) be encouraged to cultivate it in an environmentally sustainable manner and to dedicate a fixed percentage of their acreage or crops to feeding the poor in their local community, and be it further

Resolved, that an electronic copy of this resolution be sent by the secretary of convention to all wardens and clergy of the diocese and that vestries and mission committees be asked to consider what they might do in response.