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 are 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 local restaurants, for synagogue programs, and for donation to a local food bank. The space is a unique outdoor setting that is beautiful, inspiring, and productive, and which allows members to connect and interact in many formal and informal new ways. It provides 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.