created at: 2013-06-27

Join us this summer for an exciting project connecting Judaism/harvesting/education and feeding the hungry. 

The Gan Shalom Gleaning Project brings together anyone over the age of 16 (15 with a work permit) to

  • perform tikkun olam (repairing the world) by providing healthy food to those in need,
  • learn about sustainable and organic agriculture,
  • connect nature and mitzvot (commandments).

This program kicks off July 8, 2013 with an intensive three days (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as your work schedule permits) of training, learning, and harvesting at the Moose Hill Community Farm, an organic cooperative farm run by the Moose Hill Audubon Sanctuary. 

Beginning the following week, you will spend one day a week harvesting food at the Moose Hill CSA (or other local farms). With your help, a percentage of the produce harvested will be donated to local food banks. You will also learn about the connection between Judaism and the natural world. The educational sessions will include speakers on a variety of topics ranging from permaculture to Jewish environmentalism.

The Gan Shalom Gleaning Project plans to include other activities, such as tours of local farms and potluck dinners. All participants are encouraged to help plan events.  

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to help bridge disparities in access to healthy food and become a part of the local food movement!

This project funded in part by a CJP grant for the South Area Jewish Community, with support from Temple Israel of Sharon. This gleaning project is an initiative of The Gan Shalom Project.

Contact Rachel Aronson ( to sign up and receive more information. 

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