Shoresh's Kavanah Garden

Record Details
Alternate Name Kavanah Garden ; Shoresh Kavanah Garden
Office Phone 416-805-8382
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Established 2009
Primary Executive Risa Alyson Cooper, Executive Director; Email:
Funding Provincial - Trillium ; Federal - Environment Canada EcoAction Community Funding Program ; Donations ; Foundation - United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto ; Emerald Family Foundation, Israel Koschitzky Charitable Family Foundation, Joseph Frieberg Family Charitable Foundation
Description (Service) Community Gardening and Environmental Education programs * donates over 500 pounds of fresh produce to community * Community garden with +100 varieties of organic vegetables, herbs, fruits, and wildflowers, Havdallah spice garden * Community orchard * raised wheelchair-accessible garden beds * Compost demonstration site, Native pollinator garden spaces, Educational signage in Hebrew and English, Meditative prayer spaces;

Educational programs linking Jewish texts and teachings with experiences of the natural world, leadership opportunities, environmental advocacy and the production of sustainable products * community gardens, school group programs, outdoor school and outreach ;

outreach offers Jewish environmental programming in schools, synagogues, JCCs, community organizations, parks, and ravines ;
Bela Farm also operates 100 acre farm in Hillsburgh, * offers deep, immersive experiences for land-based Jewish learning and living;

Hours Drop-in garden volunteering Wed 10 am - 2 pm * Tzedakah Garden Crew Wed 3pm - 6 pm * Groups by appointment
Dates June-October * drop-in garden volunteering June 5-July 31* Tzedakah Garden Crew July 3-Aug 21
Meetings see event calendar for more details * additional open garden hour programs cosponsored by community organizations
Areas Served Vaughan
Eligibility contact for information
Application contact for volunteering * contact for Tzedakah Garden Crew
Languages English
Fees None
Located In Community Vaughan
Address & Map
Outdoor Garden
145 Lebovic Campus Dr
Vaughan, ON L6A 4L9
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Intersection Bathurst St and Rutherford Rd
Mailing Address c/o Shoresh Jewish Environmental Programs 
132 Cedric Ave 
Toronto, ON M6C 3X8
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories Community Gardening ; Volunteer Opportunities


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