At the intersection of food and culture exists an invitation to see, feel, and taste the rituals, dimensions, meaning and history of a lineage of people. With that intention in mind, we invite you to a special series dedicated to Jewish AgriCulture.
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Shalom Institute’s ShemeshFarms inspires its employees (Farm Fellows) who have special needs and diverse abilities to strive towards independence, self-determination and a life filled with purpose, friendship and inclusion. The Farm Fellows participate in every aspect of the enterprise which includes branding, marketing, farming, product development, sales, and packaging and shipping the products sold via their online store.
Coastal Roots Farm is a nonprofit Jewish community farm and education center that cultivates healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom. Coastal Roots Farm is a living Jewish farm, making practices that are thousands of years old relevant lessons for today. Their farm consists of vegetable production fields, education farm and gardens, a food forest, chickens, and compost operations.
Jewish Farmer Network mobilizes Jewish agricultural wisdom to build a more just and regenerative food system for all. They connect Jewish farmers to each other and to the surprisingly relevant technologies, rhythms, and ethics of Jewish agriculture. Jewish Farmer Network believes that a vibrant future for people, plants, and the planet will be shaped by farmers, gardeners, and growers of all kinds. They are the AND that connects your story to the story of the Jewish people.
Edible Judaism is a fun, interactive way to explore Jewish texts, history, culture, traditions, rituals, and nosh while you are learning! Rabbi Bill Kaplan teaches Edible Judaism to all ages, to all denominations of Jewish life, and to those that are not Jewish. Jews are known as the “People of the Book”, but we are also the “People of the Land”, the “Land” in the literal, agricultural sense. Flora and nature imagery permeate the Bible with over one hundred plants mentioned by name.