Ganei Beantown: Beantown Jewish Gardens is building Jewish community through hands-on food system education rooted in Jewish text, tradition and culture. Facilitating a connection between Judaism and food and agriculture breathes new life into Jewish tradition, community, and identity and engages the Jewish community in the question of how to feed ourselves and the world in a just and sustainable manner.
Just as beans add nitrogen to nourish and replenish our soil,
so too this project will add vital nutrients to our Beantown Jewish community.
- Build Jewish identity through facilitating high quality earth and food based programs for a variety of Jewish community groups.
- Breathe new life into Jewish traditions, holidays and political action by connecting Jews to the myriad of agricultural and food traditions of our people.
- Become a nexus for Jewish involvement in sustainable food, with a solid basis in the core Jewish values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), gemilut chasadim (benevolence), and l’ovda ul’shomra (to till and to tend).
- Produce high quality, locally grown food to nourish our community and our bodies.