GLOE's Community Service Initiative is proud to present:
Gleaning with GLOE
Harvesting for the Hungry
Kayam Farm at Pearlstone
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Van leaves DCJCC (16th & Q St. NW): 10:30 am sharp
Project at Kayam: 12:00-4:00 pm
Advance Registration Required
Join GLOE for our gleaning project - get your hands in the earth and help support Kayam's projects for the hungry in our area! We will perform mitzvot around Peah, which means 'corner' and concerns the commandment to leave the corner of one's field for the poor.
First, we'll learn a bit about the mitzvot through their Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof program. Volunteers of all ages will engage with biblical agricultural principles, especially the four major farming mitzvot associated with obligations to provide for others.
Then, for the majority of the time, we'll put what we've learned into action by harvesting, weeding and/or seeding in the fields. What we do allows the farm to survive and support their CSA, contributions to a local special needs school and other hunger projects.
*If you are able, please consider a donation to GLOE to help subsidize this program and others like it, so we can continue to offer these programs to everyone.
Learn more about Kayam Farm at Pearlstone and their work to inspire vibrant, healthy and sustainable living through experiential education grounded in Judaism, agriculture and ecology - visit their website here.
TRANSPORTATION: The van
will leave the DCJCC (16th & Q) at 10:30 am sharp!, to drive to Kayam Farm
in Maryland, just over an hour away. If you would prefer to drive
yourself, YOU MUST EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
with more than 24-hours notice so we do not hold the van for you.
WHAT TO WEAR: All Kayam
program participants must wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and
high socks; they may not wear sandals of any kind. Volunteers
need sturdy work shoes - we suggest wearing boots. They should be
prepared for the weather: we recommend dressing in layers. Everyone
should wear clothing and shoes that they will not mind getting
BRING: Participants need to bring a water bottle
to the farm.