Organic Farmer in Jerusalem
The Mizmor le David Organic Farm, next door to the synagogue, started a year and a half ago and is maintained by contributions. It is a large (4,000 sq. ft), unique, and thriving urban farm enlivening the neighborhood. We grow and sell organic food, teach sustainable agriculture, host volunteers, and compost our community's kitchen scraps. This year we were the only Shmitta (Sabbath of the Land) garden in Jerusalem, offering free, hefker (ownerless), organic vegetables for the taking. We also grow non-Shmitta vegetables according to halacha (Jewish law). We host community programs in the garden for synagogue members, student groups, and plan to integrate at-risk youth, the elderly, and adults with disabilities.
Help raise funds for this effort here: www.jewcer.com/mizmor