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If You Plant It, They Will Come

Shoresh’s favourite word is “wow” and one of our all-time-favourite sources of wonder and wow is the process of pollination. Watching a bee fly from flower to flower seeking nectar and pollen while inadvertantly spreading pollen from one flower to

The Shoresh Socialite: Dr. Michael Schecter

We spoke with our dear friend, biological dentist and former Chairman of the Shoresh board, Michael Schecter from Schecter Dental to learn about the unique and inspiring ways that he connects his medical, Jewish and environmental ethics and why he’s a

What We Grow

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Seeds Yiddish: Zoymen Hebrew: זרעים And God said: “Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree that has seed-yielding fruit — to you it shall be for

The Shoresh Socialite- Shamu Fenyvesi Sadeh

We spoke with Shamu Fenyvesi Sadeh,  co-founder and director of Adamah: The Jewish Farming Fellowship, a three-month leadership training program for Jewish adults ages 20-32 that integrates organic agriculture, farm-to-table living, Jewish learning, community building, and spiritual practice. Shamu teaches Judaism and ecology, turns

It Takes a Community to Feed Our Community

“When you are asked in the world to come, “What was your work?” and you answer, “I fed the hungry,” you will be told, “This is the gate of Hashem, enter into it, you who have fed the hungry.” Midrash

It Takes A Community to Launch a Farm

We’re having a REALLY big event in a two weeks! Organizing Taking Root: Stories to Ground and Inspire Us All has taken many hours, minds and hands to make happen. Like our garden and farm projects as well as family

From Seed to Tzedakah

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By Claire Lipson, Shoresh’s Lead Educator (2015) Throughout the season I have witnessed hundreds of children getting their hands in the garden, sowing seeds and watering plants with excited eyes and big smiles. We explain to school groups that we are growing a

Moving Forward with the Kosher Humane Organic Meat Movement in Toronto

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A Toronto resident chicken that lives at Bathurst and Eglinton The word koshermeans “fit” — and so, when applied to food, it means “fit for eating.”  We would all love to believe that kashrut comprises the highest set of standards

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