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Community Programs

At Shoresh, we are working TODAY to build a greener TOMORROW.  Partner with Shoresh to bring Jewish environmental learning to your community members so that we can be better stewards of the natural world.  Book a fieldtrip to one of our program sites, meet us in a local park or ravine for a Nature Adventure, or bring a Shoresh educator to you for a nature-based workshop, and bring together Jewish values with the great outdoors!


PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS:

KAVANAH GARDEN FIELD TRIPS (All Ages)

Cultivate AWE and WONDER with your community members at Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden!  Book a hands-on, curricular-aligned, Jewishly-inspired field trip today.

The Kavanah Garden is Shoresh’s flagship programming space.  Located at 145 Lebovic Campus Drive in Vaughan, the Kavanah Garden features organic vegetable and herb gardens, pollinator garden spaces, a natural playground, and is adjacent to a 5-acre ravine featuring a tributary of the East Don River.  All of the food grown at Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden is donated to vulnerable community members through our tzedakah partnerships. 

For descriptions of all Kavanah Garden Field Trips:
 

For more information about volunteering at Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden (for individuals and small groups), helping us grow food for tzedakah, check out our volunteer opportunities.


BELA FARM FIELD TRIPS (All Ages)

Visit your local Jewish farmers and beekeepers at Bela Farm!  Meet our bees and trees and participate in meaningful environmental stewardship initiatives.

Located just 1 hour northwest of Toronto in Hillsburg, Bela Farm is Shoresh’s rural home for exploring and deepening land-based Jewish connections.  This 100-acre property features Shoresh’s 4-acre Bee Sanctuary, which includes our 30 hive apiary, and Shoresh’s 20-acre native reforestation project.  As well, we are currently transforming a tractor shed into Beit Shoresh, our new Welcome and Education Centre at the farm!

For descriptions of all Bela Farm Field Trips (including day trips and overnight opportunities):
 

For more information about volunteering at Bela Farm (for individuals and small groups), and supporting our environmental stewardship efforts, check out our volunteer opportunities.


URBAN NATURE ADVENTURES 

Experience Jewish outdoor education in one of our city’s urban green spaces.  Meet a Shoresh educator for a guided nature walk in Cedarvale Ravine, Earl Bales Park, Evergreen Brickworks or another natural urban setting.

For descriptions of all Urban Nature Adventures:
 


BRING SHORESH TO YOU! 

Bring Shoresh’s award-winning, experiential Jewish programs to you, and bridge Jewish learning with environmental ethics and action.

Book one of our Outreach Programs and bring Shoresh to you to:

  • Offer a hands-on nature-based workshop;
  • Facilitate an engaging activity station at a community event;
  • Share an engaging presentation or d’var Torah on a range of Jewish environmental topics,
  • Guide the development of your own Jewish nature space or program through professional development workshops and/or consultation services.

For descriptions of all Outreach Programs:
 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTATION

Share Shoresh curriculum and activities with your educators through our professional development workshops in Jewish garden-based and nature-based education, and/or bring a Shoresh professional to your school to help vision and create your own unique natural space and educational approach to Jewish environmental education.

For more information about our customized professional development opportunities and consultation services, please e-mail risa@shoresh.ca or call 416-805-8382.


BOOKING INFORMATION:

Kavanah Garden Field Trips: All Kavanah Garden Field Trips are 1.5-2 hours long and can be booked in the morning or afternoon (May-October). Visiting groups are invited to use our picnic area for lunch either before or after your program.  The program fee is $160 for 20 participants or less and $8/participant for 20 participants or more.

For all other community programs, our program fee is calculated based on the length of program, number of students, and material costs.

For more information or to make a program booking, please e-mail education@shoresh.ca or call 416-805-8382.

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