Washington DC Jewish Community Center

Apples for Everyone: A Family Food Justice Program

Date:
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time:
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Everybody Grows Community Garden
1340 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, DC 20018

 Join other Edlavitch DCJCC families to get our hands dirty and learn about food access with Everybody Grows, an organization that inspires people to grow their own food in home gardens. We will compost, weed, plant, and harvest. Afterwards, we will learn about food waste and food accessibility with Darya Watnick, Director of Jewish Engagement at the EDCJCC, and Jewish Outdoor, Food/Farming, and Environmental Education Fellow with Hazon.
We will be meeting at an Everybody Grows Community Garden at the Engine 26 Fire Station in the NE.

Since this program falls on the Sunday between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur we will also be honoring tashlich, the casting away of negativities, with an activity to reflect on our hopes for ourselves, our families, and our communities in the coming year.  

A light vegetarian lunch will be provided.

This program is geared towards children ages 3 and up.

Everybody Grows Kids

 

This program is sponsored by the Gendler Grapevine Project:

The Gendler Grapevine Project is a six-year initiative that promotes activities within the Jewish and interfaith communities that honor and support the values affirmed by Rabbi Everett Gendler. The Project facilitates the creation of effective, innovative, and replicable programs that celebrate the deep connections between Jewish traditions, social justice and the environment, helping others transform their words and ideas into activities that will make a difference not only in their own lives but also for those around them.

Co-presented with the Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service, and GLOE Youth & Family – a project of The Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement (GLOE) at the Edlavitch DCJCC.

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