Congregation Sons of Israel

Congregation Sons of Israel | 1666 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 | P: (914) 762 - 2700 |

CSI Community Organic Farm

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We’re pleased to announce we’ve received an optimal score on our Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health from the Cornell Soil Health Laboratory.

csicroppedCSI 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…)

Keep up to date on all farm happenings! Like CSI Community Organic Farm on Facebook.

All of the garden beds in Field 2, our Community Field, have been rented for the season! Here are just a few photos of the planted beds. (Field 1 is in full swing, as well: half of the plants are already started and half are by seed. We added eggplant, cucumber, zucchini, and a yellow tomato to the field in addition to a few rows of zinnias.) ... See MoreSee Less

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The farm's wishing well is in place and ready for your wishes, hopes, and prayers! Use a Sharpie to write your wish on a rock, and toss it into the wishing well. You can also order inscribed rocks, like the one in the photo, which will be placed around the well. Join us May 21st at 11 am for a dedication ceremony. ... See MoreSee Less

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Local woodworker Don Osmer has made a series of beautiful bowls from a red maple tree cleared from one of our fields. The bowls are for sale and a percentage of each sale goes to the farm. More info at: ... See MoreSee Less

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The community farm at CSI will provide a space for the following:

  • growing nutritious food and flowers;
  • exercise, fresh air, and exposure to the natural elements;
  • hands-on learning about gardening/growing, nutrition, well-being, and health; and
  • all formal and informal activities that can benefit from a space that is inspiring, beautiful, and productive.

There are many ways to immediately get involved!

  • Farm Committee and Fund (meetings once a month)
  • Kickoff barbecue and planting days this fall
  • Immediate opportunities for dedication to fund the garden
  • Growing beds/plots available to plant next spring
  • Opportunities for programs, projects, classes, part-time employment, internships, and more.

Many people and companies have already donated significant time, money, and resources to getting our farm off the ground. Tremendous thanks go to:

  • Fredrick Schulman
  • Neave Group Outdoor Solutions
  • Hudson Landscapes
  • Westchester Tree Life
  • Ryna Lustig
  • Susan Eisenstein
  • Michael Yoken
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