What We Do
We work in neighborhoods, schools, and congregations to give people the tools to enhance the ecological value of their landscapes. We grow and source plants, provide design guidance, and engage volunteers to help people improve the habitats they steward. We foster community dialogue, education, skill-building & sharing through workshops, consultations, and client work. We meet people where they are as we seek to revitalize the land, one lawn at a time.
Why We Do It
When climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe is asked, “What can I do to mitigate climate change?” her answer is, “Do anything!”
Journeywork provides the opportunity to move from awareness to action. Together we can acquire skills and build networks to create vibrant, climate-resilient landscapes.
Much of southeastern Pennsylvania was once patches of forest and mixed farmland. That biological ecosystem has been fractured, as have the social networks that once nourished our human need for connection. Journeywork seeks to repair this damage and restore hope through conscious cultivation of plants and people. We organize and equip communities to replace lawns and landscaping with plantings that are ecologically functional, economically viable, and socially appropriate in southeastern Pennsylvania. We can start with our own yards. And we can start now.
To restore the land together, joyfully.
We envision local landscapes repaired and flourishing with beauty and life. We envision community members building and renewing healthy connections with the plants, animals, and other humans who share their ecosystem. We envision a climate-resilient society that begins with people outside talking to each other while they put plants in the ground.