Harvest dinners

Kinship Farm has been hosting annual Harvest Dinners in support of our neighbors and partners since 2019. Some dinners have been smaller and indoors, one was online, two were outdoors, and one was skipped because of construction at our favorite Harvest Dinner site. Know of an organization who works in two out of the three of our SRE focus areas who we can collaboratively support through hosting a future harvest dinner? Contact us through our connect page.

Harvest Dinner 2023

On Saturday, September 30, over 70 people came together for an inspiring evening of talks, networking, dining, and family-friendly outdoor activities. Attendees were from the North Shore and Greater Boston areas and were engaged in various ecumenical, interfaith, peace-building, justice, food security, farming, environmental, and community service activities.

Two professors from Boston University School of Theology (BUSTH) presented: Dr. Jimmy McCarty and Dr. Becky Copeland, who respectively direct the Tom Porter Religion and Conflict Transformation (RCT) and Faith and Ecological Justice (FEJ) programs. They invited attendees to collaboratively generate ideas based on a case study titled, "Entangled Earthlings: the Spirituality of Environmental Justice and Conflict Transformation."

Before dinner there were family-friendly garden and forest tours, lawn games, and other activities. Becky and Jimmy spoke after people visited the buffet and enjoyed their savory dinner. The audience-generated responses to their case study were immediately practical and illustrated multiple intersections between spirituality, relationships, and the environment. In support of all attendees, quieter, self-serve kid-friendly activities remained available throughout the evening.

The schedule was as follows:

5:00 p.m. - Family-friendly garden and forest tours and lawn games 

6:00 p.m. - Tented dinner 

6:30 p.m. - Presentations and interactive discussions with BUSTH professors

8:00 p.m. - Dessert and ongoing discussions

8:30 p.m. - Closing remarks and mingling until 9 p.m. departures

Harvest Dinner 2022

This event was similar to Harvest Dinner 2023 and was held in support of the Ipswich River Watershed Association.

Please direct all ideas and questions about future Harvest Dinners to: info@kinshipfarm.org.