We’re pleased to announce we’ve received an optimal score on our Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health from the Cornell Soil Health Laboratory.
CSI has founded a community farm on 1.5 acres at the back of the synagogue’s property! The space and programs developed around the farm will provide opportunities for the community in many ways. A Farm Committee has formed and a fund has been created to help support the farm. Growing beds will be available for planting, and the spaces will be available for many uses and programs. Fresh vegetables, herbs, fruit trees, berries, and flowers will be grown for sale at the CSI Sunday Organic Market, for synagogue programs, and for donation to a local food bank. The space will be a unique outdoor setting that is beautiful, inspiring, and productive, and which will allow members to connect and interact in many formal and informal new ways. It will provide something for everyone! The farm and associated programs will help to bring forth many important Jewish traditions and values related to ecology, agriculture, nutrition, healing/health, well-being, spiritual connection, social and environmental justice, and the benefits of productive physical work. (Read More…)
The community farm at CSI will provide a space for the following:
There are many ways to immediately get involved!
Many people and companies have already donated significant time, money, and resources to getting our farm off the ground. Tremendous thanks go to: