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Shoresh Events: 2018

Yom Manual Labour
Many hands make for a lighter load and a more productive garden! Join us as we set up the Kavanah Garden for the 2018 growing season. Activities include turning the soil, construction projects, planting seeds, painting picnic tables and more. Bring a lunch, snacks, a full bottle of water and great energy.

Date: Sunday April 29, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Location: Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden, 145 Lebovic Campus Drive, just west of Ilan Ramon Blvd.
For more details, click here


Lag B’Omer Bonfire
Join the Shoresh Outdoor School and Makom as we celebrate Lag ba-Omer – the joyous 33rd day of the journey from Passover to Shavuot – with a campfire and picnic in Dovercourt park.  Shoresh will lead us in fireside story-telling and pita-making and we will also be roasting marshmallows and making s’mores, singing, and hanging out into the night.  

Date: Thursday May 3rd, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Location: Dovercourt Park,155 Fernbank Ave, Toronto ON M6H 3A2
Cost: $5/individual, $10/family
For tickets, click here 


Hike Up Mt. Sinai
Join Shoresh and the Danforth Jewish Circle us for an adventure in (gentle) hiking and learning as we prepare for the holiday of Shavuot. We’ll get ourselves ready, body and soul, to be part of this communal experience in the wilderness, gathering around the trembling and awesome Mount Sinai. We’ll make a few stops along our hike for some informal learning, nature discovery and discussion, letting the landscape inform our exploration. Drawing on experiential programming from the Shoresh Outdoor School, we will hike and learn about the wilderness and agricultural roots of Shavuot.

Date: Sunday May 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Location: Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, 1749 Meadowvale Road, Toronto, M1B 5W8
For tickets, click here


Pollinator Workshop Series
We’re taking our bee-saving efforts to the next level! At our four pollinator workshop series, we will share our knowledge and skills so that you can become a pollinator guardian, or in hebrew, a Shomrei Devorah, guardian of the bee. 

Pollinator gardening 101
Meet our partners in creation, the pollinators! Birds, bees, butterflies, bats and other critters who enable plants to produce flowers, fruits and seeds through pollination and are in trouble. Habitat loss, climate change and chemical pesticides are threatening pollinator populations globally. The most important thing we can do to help them is plant flowers. Join us at the Kavanah Garden to learn best practices for planting your pollinator garden this spring!

Date: Wednesday May 30, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Location: Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden, 145 Lebovic Campus Drive, just west of Ilan Ramon Blvd.
For more information and to RSVP click here

Meet the Pollinators in Your Neighbourhood
Join the Shoresh Outdoor School for a family-fun morning where we will meet the bees, butterflies, flies and birds call the Kavanah Garden home and learn some simple and fun ways to help our pollinator friends. Activities include bug hunts, making seedballs, building bee condos, reading stories and playing games. Bring a picnic lunch for your family! 

Date: Sunday June 10, 2018
Time:  10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden, 145 Lebovic Campus Drive, just west of Ilan Ramon Blvd.
For more information and to RSVP, click here

Apples and Honey Festival: A Rosh Hashana Celebration
The quintessential Rosh Hashana ritual is dipping apples in honey to welcome in a sweet new year. Did you know that in addition to honey, bees also help to bring the apples (and most of the fruits and vegetables we eat) to our plates? Join us to celebrate them and all the gifts they bring to our lives. Activities include honey tasting, meeting a beekeeper, learning about the medicines from the beehive, and more!

Date: Sunday August 26, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden, 145 Lebovic Campus Drive, just west of Ilan Ramon Blvd.
For more information and to register, click here

Seed Saving and Pollinator Gardening 201
Take a deeper dive into creating and maintaining pollinator habitat! At this workshop, we will collect seeds and divide plants to expand our habitat and learn how to prepare a native pollinator garden for the winter.  

Date: Wednesday October 17, 2018
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM
Location: Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden, 145 Lebovic Campus Drive, just west of Ilan Ramon Blvd.
For more information and to register, email sabrina@shoresh.ca

*Funding for these workshops is generously provided by TD Friends of the Environment


Shoresh Outdoor School: Spring Session
Give your kids the gift of a meaningful Jewish education in the great outdoors! At the Shoresh Outdoor School we combine wilderness experiences, organic farming and Jewish learning for students in grades 1-6. This year, we’re thrilled to offer our after-school program at 2 convenient locations tailored to families in both Vaughan and mid-town Toronto.

Vaughan Programming
Dates: Tuesdays May 8th-June 12th, 2018
Times: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM (Before-care available)
Location: Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden, 145 Lebovic Campus Drive, just west of Ilan Ramon Blvd.

Mid-Town Programming
Dates: 
Thursdays May 10th-June 14th, 2018
Times: 
4:00 PM-5:30 PM (Before-care available)
Location: Cedarvale Ravine

For more information, email jared@shoresh.ca


Kavanah Garden Volunteer Hours
Join us every Wednesday to nurture the Kavanah Garden. Join our Tzedakah Garden Crew to grow local, organic food for the Chasdei Kaduri Jewish Food Bank or volunteer with building projects, garden maintenance and tending to our pollinator gardens.

Dates: Every Wednesday from May 9th-October 31st
Time: 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Location: Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden, 145 Lebovic Campus Drive, just west of Ilan Ramon Blvd.
For more information, email volunteer@shoresh.ca


Bela Farm Stewardship Weeks
Throughout the growing season, we will spend 3 weeks at the farm stewarding the land at Bela Farm by nurturing our trees and bees. Every week will have a mixture of volunteer opportunities and experiential learning. Feel free to come up for a day or stay for a few (if you do stay for multiple nights, bring a tent!) and join us in the beautiful, rolling hills of Hillsburgh to meet our bees and trees!

Dates: 
Tuesday May 22nd-Friday May 25th
Monday July 23rd-Thursday July 26th
Tuesday October 9th-Friday October 12th
Location:  Bela Farm, 5750 Sixth Line in Hillsburgh, Ontario, N0B 1Z0
For more information and to RSVP, email sabrina@shoresh.ca


Taking Root: The Power of Many
Join us for an evening of nourishing food and community as we celebrate Shoresh’s 10th anniversary, honouring the many people, plants, creatures, and traditions that continue to ground and inspire us.

Enjoy over 25 sweet and savoury dishes and drinks, made with love by Toronto’s most talented and kind food producers, creators and purveyors!  Bring your family and friends to enjoy live music; bid on healthy experiences and items in our incredible silent auction; purchase Shoresh products including our own raw honey from Bela’s Bees, locally-made beeswax Shabbat and Chanukah candles; and help us celebrate our biggest achievements of the last decade!

Date: Wednesday November 14, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Location: York Mills Gallery, 1885 Leslie St, North York
For more information and to get tickets, click here

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