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The growers guild conference

farming our spiritual values

Convening for the first time

may 29-31 2019 // The bishop's Ranch healdsburg, california



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Looking for a way to connect your ministry to theology and the land?

"We were looking for ways to ways to integrate sustainable agriculture and Christian discipleship when we met the Honoré team. As a start-up farm ministry, Honoré gave us a tangible and immersive program to make our values visible. We knew what mattered to us, but we really didn’t know how to make our values tangible and inviting. Honoré’s program was exactly what we needed, exactly when we needed it."

The Rev. Nurya Love Parish


Join us May 29-31 2019, as we gather farmers, millers, bakers, and church members to explore the practical skills, ecological impacts, and spiritual opportunities of implementing a local Growers Guild. The conference will be centered around the formation of a lively community equipped to spread the joy of sustainable wheat and delicious, wholesome communion bread. Participants will learn how to connect with local farmers, millers, and people in the church to grow and mill grain for communion bread, and to act as a valuable community resource. The curriculum will include fun, hands-on workshops, live demonstrations, and panel discussions. Participants will also join in a joyful Honoré Planting Day to learn how to lead these vibrant volunteer events.




the rt. rev. marc handley andrus

Eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California and Global Leader of environmental justice


the rev. elizabeth deruff

President and Agrigultural Chaplain, Honoré Farm and Mill


peter reinhart

Master bread-baker and is on the faculty of Johnson and Wales University


the rev. nurya
love parish

Co-Founder and Executive Director of Plainsong Farm and Ministry



Farmer and Drone Boat-Builder



Farmer, Miller, and Founder of the Mendocino Grain Project

Workshops include

Wheat Farming for Farmers (and Non-Farmers)

Communion Bread Baking with Peter Reinhart

The Spirituality of Farming

Milling and Nutrition

Models for Sustainable Grain Economies

The Carbon Cycle and Grain Growing

Music in the field



The conference begins with lunch at noon on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 and concludes after lunch, around 2:30pm, on Friday, May 31, 2019. On Friday, participants will be part of a fun, music-filled on-farm Community Planting Day and lunch.

Confernece cost is $550 ($250 non-refundable deposit credited to the total costs)


single room and board per person $500

double room and board per person $326

room of 3-4 people per person $291

Room and Board includes two nights and three days, and seven gorgeous farm-fresh meals.


Interested in attending?