Contact: Jo Brosius FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Telephone: 859.858.2309 December 11, 2012
ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY RECEIVES $18,000 GRANT FROM THE DORA TES BASILEAS FOUNDATION FOR A COMMUNITY GARDEN
WILMORE, Ky. (December 11, 2012) – Asbury Theological Seminary has been awarded a two-year $18,000 grant by the Dora Tes Basileas Foundation to establish a community garden on its Kentucky campus. Slated to begin in spring 2013, the raised bed community garden will feature 10-15 large common plots surrounded by 25 smaller individual plots that will be tended by members of the seminary community, including students, faculty and staff.
The community garden is an initiative of the Office of Global Community Formation, under the leadership of Dr. Marilyn Elliott, Vice President for Spiritual Formation. Through the community garden, the Office of Global Community Formation and the Creation Care Community will teach gardening, composting, recycling, and bee handling as practical ways to steward God’s creation. Additionally, the community garden will serve as a living laboratory to teach spiritual principles of personal devotion, discipleship and multicultural community building.
The Dora Tes Basileas Foundation was established in 2006 to support Protestant agencies and churches and theological education. Since its founding, the Foundation has contributed more than $136,000 to Asbury Seminary to support student scholarships and other initiatives.
About Asbury Theological Seminary:
With multiple campuses, Asbury Theological Seminary is an interdenominational graduate school of theology committed to teaching the unchanging truth of historic Wesleyan Christianity through the most dynamic means available. Asbury Seminary offers a variety of degrees, including the master of arts, master of divinity, master of theology, doctor of ministry and doctor of philosophy in intercultural studies, biblical studies. Total current enrollment nears 1,600 students, representing 91 denominations and 44 countries. For more information, please visit asburyseminary.edu.