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Faith and Farming: Reflections on Homesteading – Noah Sanders, Part 1

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“If we’re going to participate in agriculture, we need to do it in a way that reflects the God we believe in.” — Noah Sanders

Discover the fascinating world of homesteading with Noah Sanders in this inspiring episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. Join host Yvette Hampton as she delves into Noah’s passion for agriculture, his focus on discipleship, and how he integrates his faith into his farming practices. Don’t miss this thought-provoking conversation that sheds light on the importance of responsible land stewardship and the pursuit of God’s design in agriculture.

Come back Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of this important conversation.

Faith and Farming: Reflections on Homesteading - Noah Sanders, Part 1

Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.

Noah Sanders is a farmer, homesteader, and author in Goodwater, Alabama. He is a passionate follower of Jesus who desires to know Him more and make disciples through his daily life. Together with his wife, Dorothy, and six children, Noah ran a small farming operation for 13 years producing and selling vegetables and poultry products using all-natural techniques based on the design of God in Creation. They now provide agricultural training to others and homestead and raise much of their own food.

Noah is the author of Born-Again Dirt: Farming to the Glory of God. In this book he attempts to encourage Christians to think about agriculture from a biblical worldview.  Noah is also the founder of the ‘Well-Watered Garden Project’, a community garden initiative that seeks to multiply simple gardens that can be used to teach sustainable food production and show the love of Jesus to the hurting. His vision is to see churches and families use agriculture as a way to bring blessing, health, and hope to their communities and the next generation.

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Discussion Questions For the Series:

  1. What role does teaching others about agriculture and land stewardship play in the Noah’s life? How does it align with his faith and values?
  2. What are some controversial aspects of farming and agriculture discussed in the episode? How do these controversies impact our food systems?
  3. How does Noah prioritize discipleship, particularly with children, in his farming and agricultural practices?
  4. What is the importance of recognizing our responsibilities and being faithful and responsible with the resources and opportunities we have been given, according to the guest?
  5. How does Noah’s experience and perspective on food availability and struggles in other parts of the world impact his approach to agriculture?
  6. What are some of the problems Noah identifies in current food and land systems? How does he propose addressing these issues through a change of heart, humility, and faithfulness?
  7. How does the guest navigate the dilemma between industrial chicken farming and free-range, organic methods? How do ethics and morality play a role in his farming practices?
  8. What does the guest mean by aligning with God’s way in agriculture? How does this impact his approach to farming and decision-making?
  9. How can individuals reflect God’s desires in their actions and choices related to food and agriculture? How does acknowledging our values and seeking to bless and benefit others play a role in this?


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About the Author
Yvette Hampton - Host Yvette is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. Yvette is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. As a mom who is concerned for the future of this generation and the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! - - - - - - - - - - - - In the fall of 2016, she and her family sold their home and almost all of their possessions, loaded up in an RV, and began traveling the country to film Schoolhouse Rocked. They have a passion for the homeschool community and are humbled and honored that the Lord has called them to tell the stories of the millions of families who have been impacted by the homeschool revolution. - - - - - - - - - - - - Yvette and Garritt have been married since 1995. They have two daughters, Brooklyn and Lacey, who they have homeschooled since the very beginning. - - - - - - - - - - - - To see the Schoolhouse Rocked movie trailer and find out more visit - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Aby Rinella - Cohost Aby Rinella is homeschool mom to 3, writer, speaker and director of her local homeschool support group. She writes and speaks to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God’s Word and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation. Aby and her husband, Jesse, love the outdoors and speak and write on the benefits of pointing children to their Creator by spending time in His creation. Aby is a featured speaker for the 2020 Homegrown Generation Family Expo. - - - - - - - - - - - - Read more from Aby at - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Garritt Hampton - Producer Garritt is a entertainment industry veteran who got his start in the record industry before moving into film. His credits include some of the biggest movies of the last decade, including Interstellar, Furious 7, TRON: Legacy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and many more. He is passionate about using his talents to build up the family and glorify God.