Action plan offers Catholics down-to-earth ideas to implement encyclical

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December 2, 2015

The community garden at St. Pius X Church in Conyers, Ga., which was started in March, is seen Nov. 20. The produce raised goes to families in need and the garden is an example of ways the Atlanta Archdiocese hopes Catholics and parishes can implement Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment. (CNS photo/Michael Alexander, Georgia Bulletin) See ATLANTA-LAUDATO-ACTION Dec. 2, 2015.

The community garden at St. Pius X Church in Conyers, Ga., which was started in March, is seen Nov. 20. The produce raised goes to families in need and the garden is an example of ways the Atlanta Archdiocese hopes Catholics and parishes can implement Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. (CNS photo/Michael Alexander, Georgia Bulletin)

CONYERS, Ga. (CNS) — Mimi Soileau goes nearly weekly to see what vegetables are ripe to be plucked from garden beds beside her parish church, St. Pius X.

Time spent with her hands in the dirt is nothing new for this 85-year-old master gardener. She’s currently harvesting hearty kale, eggplant and broccoli from the raised beds, a new initiative of the parish garden ministry.

These vegetables go to the parish’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul conference, which has given the fresh produce to families in need since the growing season began.

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