We hope to raise at least $850 in order to expand our non-for-profit rooftop garden. Help us increase our capacity for growing food and creating a learning space. The first rooftop garden in Geula (this neighborhood).
Our current needs are:
* planting pots
* drip irrigation
* greenhouse materials
* materials to sustain the project for years to come
Further description of the project below!
Gan Mayanot is rooftop garden. We are growing food on top of Mayanot Yeshiva in the heart of Jerusalem.
Our mission is to bridge the gap between our Torah learning and our agricultural roots. Our intention is to increase the well-being of the students and faculty.
Growing food on the roof will supply our yeshiva with fresh greens, fruits, and vegetables. This will enhance the yeshiva experience. Students will be able to learn more about urban gardening and Jewish law regarding agriculture. We will also eat what we grow in the cafeteria.
Green space on the roof will provide the students with a environment perfect for rejuvenation, reflection, meaningful conversations, community gatherings, quiet learning, prayer, and spiritual growth.
Education is fundamental to Gan Mayanot. We hope to enhance the learning in this yeshiva by providing a unique space to lecture, study and learn by doing. The Torah of agriculture will come alive in this space, allowing for hands-on-learning and visual examples pertaining to halaka of zeraim, shimta, teruma and more.
Gan Mayanot will reach a a diversified group of young adults already striving to improve themselves and the world around them. Educating this demographic in urban farming is a step that must be taken towards achieving a sustainable world. Anyone with hands-on skills or a desire to learn now has an outlet for creativity.
Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies, located in the heart of Jerusalem, provides a highly academic Judaic Studies curriculum taught by dynamic staff in a welcoming atmosphere. Mayanot offers annual, semester, winter, summer and post Taglit-Birthright Israel study programs for women and men ages 20 and over. Studying at Mayanot extends beyond the classroom as students experience Israeli and Jewish culture as well as volunteer and go on excursions exploring the Land of Israel.