Kavanah Garden Invites You to a Festival

Published: July 9th 2010
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Kavanah Garden
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This Sunday, July 11 between 12-4 p.m., Kavanah Garden will be celebrating their second season in style by hosting a community festival, to which the whole community is invited. This festival will feature a community drum circle, volunteer projects, solar oven cooking, garden activities, nature crafts and more. It is sponsored by Torah HaTeva, the Jewish Nature Centre of Canada, and has a partnership with the Schwartz/Reisman Centre.


The garden is located at the Lebovic Jewish Community Campus in Vaughan (18 Lebovic Campus Drive). The Kavanah Garden aims to actively engage community members in tikkun olam (“repairing the world”) by offering hands-on programs rooted in Jewish ecological and agricultural wisdom. “Judaism is rich in ecological wisdom – this Sunday we invite the community to join us in exploring our deep relationship with the natural world while celebrating the growing season,” Kavanah Garden Director Risa Alyson Strauss told the UJA.


“In the last year and a half we have been awed and humbled by the outpouring of community support for the garden space and our programs. Since opening, we have hosted over 2,400 community members at our programs, events, and workshops, and have grown over 500 pounds of fresh, local, organic produce for tzedakah.”


Admission to the festival is free of charge; however a suggested donation of $6 per person or $18 per family would be greatly appreciated.


For more information on the Kavanah Garden and the festival this Sunday, please visit: http://www.kavanahgarden.blogspot.com/

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