Last Sunday we celebrated the season of spring at Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden. The Kavanah Garden is an organic educational garden at UJA’s Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus in Vaughan. Shoresh’s flagship programming space, the Kavanah Garden seeks to model and inspire Jewish social and environmental responsibility.
On Sunday June 10th, over 100 people of different ages and backgrounds came out to the garden to learn, laugh and play at our Spring Festival. We made pesto on our bicycle-powered blender, made necklaces that will sprout, read The Lorax under some trees, watered our plants, continued to build relationships and community and enjoyed the beauty of the garden.
|Making pesto via la bicicleta!|
|Wild Green Petso!|
This was the last spring Festival at the current site. It has been amazing to witness the growth of the Kavanah Garden community over the past four years. After four years at our current site (18 Lebovic Campus), we are planning a big move across the Don river. In the fall of 2012, we will begin designing a permanent home for the Kavanah Garden on the Lebovic Campus. We are sad to leave our beloved garden behind and all the wonderful species that live there and look forward to building a new home, new relationships and a new and beautiful oasis in Vaughan.
|Hunting for bugs is fun!|
|Look what I found!|
2012 will be filled with events and celebrations at the Kavanah Garden. Check out our calendar of events for a list of festivals, workshops and other great opportunities. If you have never been to the garden before, make sure to come this year and if you have been before, come again.