Grounds and Garden

For congregations seeking ways to steward stormwater, welcome wildlife, or nourish people on your grounds, we can connect your congregation with our partners and with resources.

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake's

One Water Partnership

Our friends at Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake support congregations in stewarding the watersheds we share through the One Water Partnership and many other programs and offerings, including

National Wildlife Federation's

Sacred Grounds

Use NWF’s Native Plant Finder to find the plants that will do the most good, and then find support and guidance from the NWF Sacred Grounds program.

Green Food

Black Church Food Security Network

Founded in Baltimore by Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III, the Black Church Food Security Network (BCFSN) now supports Black churches across the region and beyond in growing food on their land and working in coordination with other congregations and farmers to co-create local Black-owned food systems.

BCFSN helps Black churches use their assets to establish gardens on their land, host “Soil to Sanctuary” markets, and to buy wholesale from Black farms. They also speak widely about the importance of food sovereignty and the call for all people of faith to built a more just food system.

Chesapeake Bay Trust

Funding Opportunities

In our region, the Chesapeake Bay Trust and a network of affiliated county grant programs stand ready to support your congregation’s grounds projects. Our friends at Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake are a great resource for finding funding opportunities for congregational grounds projects, and for seeking guidance and encouragement through the application process.