San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This unique course will merge the ancient wisdom of the Shmita Year with permaculture, a contemporary design system for sustainable communities. Throughout the course, participants will learn the foundational Shmita texts and explore their social, environmental, and economic implications. We will then connect these practices and values to the basic principles of permaculture and develop shared vocabulary and set of design tools. Participants will also work on practical applications for the urban environment, such as planting perennial guilds and building rain harvesting systems. Lastly, we will learn about the social and economic values of the Shmita year and explore how these values can manifest in our contemporary context. Participants will leave the course with a familiarity of the traditional Shmita year, the understanding of how it can serve as a foundation for a range of sustainability and permaculture initiatives, and the practical tools to implement similar projects in their home communities.
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Jewish Farm School
The Jewish Farm School is dedicated to teaching about contemporary food and environmental issues through innovative trainings and skill-based Jewish agricultural education. We are driven by traditions of using food and agriculture as tools for social justice and spiritual mindfulness. Through our programs, we address the injustices embedded in today's mainstream food systems and work to create greater access to sustainably grown foods, produced from a consciousness of both ecological and social well being.