Topic: Colorado

Sukkot at Red Wagon Organic Farm

Minyan Na’aleh in the Denver Post

Hazon in Colorado partnered with several other local organizations to hold a wonderful sukkot event for young families on a local organic farm. The kids harvested their own gourds, learned about the sukkot-water connection, took a hay ride, made sukkah decorations and shook the lulav. Read more about the event in the Longmont Times-Call.

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Building a bee hive at Ekar Farm

Of Bees and Men: Fixing the Bee Problem

Originally posted on the Jew and the Carrot During the first summer in my current home in Denver, there were plenty of bees in the garden. Every time I walked outside to see how things were growing, I could see the bees buzzing around the plants, happily pollinating my zucchinis and herbs. I had an abundant harvest that year; in fact, I probably still have some pesto in the freezer. The next summer, there were almost no vegetables to harvest. And upon reflection, I realized there were also no bees. That was the summer of 2006. (more…)

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Sukkot Mishpacha

October 11, 4-6 PM Red Wagon Organic Farm, 7694 N 63rd St, Longmont, CO $10 for children, adults are free. Celebrate the harvest festival of Sukkot at Red Wagon Organic Farm. We will enjoy a hay ride and will learn about Sukkot with Rabbi Rose from Congregation Har HaShem. We will also make a special project and then meet for a Sukkot celebration and picnic dinner. Please pack dinner for your family and bring a can or box of food to donate to EFAA (Emergency Family Assistance Association)! (more…)

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[Newsletter] September 15 – Farm Bill 2012

In This Email A Closer Look at the 2012 Farm Bill The Food Conference is Coming to Colorado Outdoor Adventure Teen Biking Program Ekar Farm and the Fair Food Network 3rd Annual Hazon California Ride & Retreat Taste the Sustainable Flavors of Israel 2012 Hazon Cross USA Ride Local Events and Features from our Partners and Friends (more…)

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2010 Hazon NY Environmental Bike Ride

Teen Outdoor Adventure Series

Announcing the Hazon Colorado Teen Biking Program Calling all High-Schoolers! Join us on one-day, 30 mile bike trips around Denver and Boulder from late August to November. Find out what Judaism has to say about the environment, enjoy a great challenge, and have fun with your friends! Our experienced cycling counselors will lead you on your journey through beautiful, sunny Colorado while pushing you both physically and mentally. Best of all… it’s FREE! Sign up for one ride, or many. Bring your friends and we’ll see you on the road! Find out more and sign up today! The Colorado Teen Bike Ride series is funded by a grant from Rose Youth Foundation, an initiative of Rose Community Foundation.

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Hazon Awards Grants to Local Organizations

Originally posted on Boulder Jewish News. Hazon is pleased to announce that it has granted funds to 11 local community organizations and projects, including several in Boulder. Hazon is the largest Jewish environmental organization and its mission is to create healthy and sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond. We are able to provide grants to strengthen the Jewish food & environmental movement in Denver and Boulder due to the generous support of our funders, Rose Community Foundation, 18 Pomegranates, and the Oreg Foundation. Hazon has two staff members on the ground in Colorado, who are working closely with a lay Steering Committee to enable local programs and institutions to take their work to the next level and enable the Jewish community to contribute to creating healthier and sustainable Boulder and Denver communities overall. With the Colorado Steering Committee’s guidance, Hazon granted funds to local organizations and projects to inspire and grow a range of programs in Boulder and Denver that utilize Jewish food education, Jewish outdoor education, and Jewish environmental education. (more…)

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Boulder’s Bee Flash Mob!

Every year the Food Conference brings together lots of lovers of sustainable, delicious food, and when so many people with a shared passion are in one place, it’s no surprise that it serves as the starting point for many exciting friendships and collaborations. Aaron Schneider and Maryan Heneim, who met and became friends at the 2009 Food Conference, are a great example. Maryan is the filmmaker of Vanishing of the Bees, and their friendship inspired Aaron to coordinate a very successful screening of the film and tour of Boulder Jewish Commons Community Farm a few weekends ago. While coordinating the event, Aaron got in touch with the Boulder County Beekeepers Association, and ended up participated in a flash mob of people dressed as bees that they organized as part of National Pollinator Week! Check out the video of the flashmob below, and learn more here!

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Children’s Peace Garden Summer Camp at the Boulder JCC

August 1st – 5th Ages 4 – 6 M-F, 9 am – noon $165 for JCC Members; $180 for non JCC members Join us for an exciting camp experience that will give kids a direct and deep connection with adamah (the land), plants, Judaism, and each other while having tons of FUN! A week of experiential gardening activities will be filled with relay races, insect scavenger hunts, bee hive exploration, creating recipes from the garden and art projec ts! For three days, camp will be held at the Boulder JCC’s new garden and for the other two days, we’ll be at the Children’s Peace Garden in North Boulder. Learn more and register

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Ekar Tour de Farm 2011

Ekar Farm’s Second Annual Tour De Farm

Sunday, July 31 2011, 9am-1pm 16 mile ride from Ekar Farm to Delaney Farm and back along the Highline Canal bike path. We’ll stop at Delaney Farm for a tour and fresh Palisade peaches, then on to Sprout City Farm at Denver Green School to see their new farm, and back to Ekar for grilled Colorado Olathe corn, and live Bluegrass music! Bicycle tuning before and repairs during Tour will be provided by Mobile Bicycle Repair $18 per rider, $50 per family All proceeds directly benefit Ekar’s programming and donation of produce to Jewish Family Service’s Weinberg Food Pantry. Ekar Farm and Community Gardens is a communal urban farm, inspired by Jewish values. We work to build community, provide experiential and environmental education, and grow sustainably produced fruits and vegetables, expanding access to those in need.

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