Isabella Freedman Spiritual Gardens

image11Falls Village, CT

Isabella Freedman, a 400-acre sanctuary in the Berkshires, is at the center of the Jewish environmental and food education movement. With their grant from the Gendler Grapevine, Isabella Freedman is designing, constructing, and staffing a garden that has maximum visual Jewish ecological impact for the thousands of visitors they receive. The garden will be designed around seven raised beds and signs providing experience in digging, planting, harvesting, blessing, composting, as well as a space for holding Shabbat and Shmita. With such a large audience, they can effectively educate people to use Jewish gardens in their own communities.

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