The Wittel Farm, long known as a location for days of prayer and reflection, has recently also been returned to a working farm. Working cooperatively, the Lutheran Camping Corporation and Hunger-Free Lancaster County, have partnered to shepherd The Growing Project at Wittel Farm. With approximately five acres of corn and other fruits and vegetables, volunteers help plant, tend, and harvest the crops that are shared at no cost, with people living with the realities of food insecurity in Lancaster county.
Volunteers can attend regularly-scheduled “dinner church” meal and worship experiences at the farm in the summer months, and can access not only a day of service, but engage in service-learning experiences, led by the project director Pastor Matt Lenahan. To learn more about ways you can register a group to serve at the farm on Wednesdays, Saturdays or Sundays, please visit our Growing Project web page, at https://www.lss-elca.org/faith-formation/growing-project-at-wittel-farm/