Washington DC Jewish Community Center

Gleaning with GLOE: Harvesting for the Hungry at Kayam Farm
Kayam Farm

GLOE's Community Service Initiative is proud to present:

Kayam farmingGleaning 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

FREE*

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. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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 halleyc@washingtondcjcc.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 dirty.

WHAT TO BRING: Participants need to bring a water bottle to the farm.

Kayam Farm at Pearlstone

Date:
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Address:
5425 Mt Gilead Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136

We're sorry, the deadline for registering for this event has passed.

 



 
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