Labor Day Interfaith Harvest Again Seeks Unity In a Polarized Climate

For the third year in a row, people from diverse faith traditions are joining together this Labor Day to promote community, generosity and tolerance by serving together on the Abundant Table Farm, an organic farm in Camarillo. 

Sponsored by Muslims, Mormons, Lutherans, Episcopalians and the Ventura County Interfaith Community, the Labor Day Harvest will take place on Monday, Sept. 3 from 9am -1pm at the Abundant Table Farm located at 1012 W. Ventura Blvd. in Camarillo.  

People from all faiths and no faith are welcome to join in harvesting fresh vegetables for local food pantries and helping to tend the non-profit organic farm.  Lunch and live music by the youth band Guys in Ties will follow the field work.   Our intention is to join together as neighbors to create positive relationships in our community through service, generosity and gratitude for our shared earth and its bounty.  We also hope to increase appreciation for farm workers, upon whose labor we all depend. 

The event is free and open to all.  So that we can better plan the day, we ask that those interested in participating register at

Participants are encouraged to bring hats, sunscreen, water, gardening gloves and a picnic blanket or lawn chair for the post-harvest festival.  The suggested donation for lunch is $10.

Regarding CLU’s sponsorship of the Labor Day Interfaith Harvest, Desta Goehner said, “We are doing this because Cal Lutheran sees the value in being a part of community events that draw together people of many faiths and worldviews. We have our own garden at Cal Lutheran and we know the gifts of harvesting and being in community while doing that. We want to build relationships with people across worldviews and show our local community that we are their University.” 

Ventura County Interfaith Community

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