Organic Farm Alternative Break
The Jewish Farm School, in partnership with Hillel and Repair the World, provides college and university students the opportunity to participate in a weeklong farm-immersion experience on sustainable, organic farms on the East and West coasts.
Over the course of the week, participants will learn a wide range of skills in sustainable and organic agriculture such as planting, harvesting, natural building and composting. To complement the physical work, participants will have the opportunity to engage in texts and hear speakers discuss topics such as Jewish agricultural laws, medicinal herbs, and global food security. Students will gain exposure to the growing food justice movement, both within the Jewish and secular worlds.
Students will leave with a greater understanding of the complex issues surrounding sustainable food production and the necessary skills, knowledge and resources to affect positive change in their communities and on their campuses.For more information, please contact:
Rabbi Jacob Fine206-484-0308
Spring and Summer 2012Who should apply:
$400 (students and staff) + travelLocation:
Farms on the East and West Coast - TBA