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October 24, 2014 | 30th Tishrei 5775

Community Supported Agriculture 101 - Description

Join Union Congregational Consulting Group staff and our special guest, Rabbi Seth Limmer of Congregation B'nai Yisrael in Armonk, NY, as we explore how joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project can transform your congregation. We'll cover the basics of CSA programs and discuss how this alternative to the industrial food system can help build congregational community, teach about eco-friendly seasonal and local eating options and lead to partnerships with other faith and community groups to support your local economy.

You'll hear the story of one incredibly successful CSA and learn about many of the other resources available as part of the Union's Shulchan Yarok, Shulchan Tzedek (Green Table, Just Table) Biennial Initiative on healthy, sustainable and ethical eating.

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David Galler

May 14, 2010
10:24 AM

Gardener at Temple Israel of Greater Miami

We have a thriving edible garden at Temple Israel in Miami. It is a project co-sponsored with Faith in the City, a consortium of the downtown religious institutions. The produce is donated to Lotus Hosue, a shelter for women located a few blocks from the Temple. The Lotus House residents and volunteers from the neighboring churches helped turn the plot, build raised beds and plant the garden. Other volunteer groups have particapted to help maintain the garden. Photos are available if you are interested. Lots of enthusiasm and good will, Tikun Olam at it best. Yours, David Galler

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Seymore Applebaum

May 24, 2010
11:39 AM

Temple Sinai Toronto supports local Jewish farmer's CSA

Check out the Pri Adamah CSA starting at Temple Sinai Toronto June 1st. It brings together Temple Sinai members and the neighbourhood. See the Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=375860840269&ref=ts or visit the Website for The Cutting Veg: www.thecuttingveg.com

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Judy Seldin-Cohen

May 26, 2010
11:33 AM

Temple Beth El of Charlotte NC becomes CSA stop We interviewed local farmers with CSA's already operating, and this season became a new dropoff point for Carlea Farms (www.carleafarms.com). Each week a CSA member meets the farmer at the Hebrew School entrance and then manages the distribution. For smaller households we offer half shares - the same size bag of produce but every other week.

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