The Edible Garden Resource
This resource aims to inspire and equip members of the Jewish community to live healthier and more sustainable lifestyles. Throughout the Jewish community there are a multitude of ‘green spaces’ that are currently being under-utilised. These spaces are in synagogues, schools, and the premises of communal organisations. Big Green Jewish, a campaign managed by the Jewish Social Action Forum, is working with communal organisations to develop these green spaces, turning them into ‘edible gardens’. These spaces can be used to educate members of the community on the importance of sustainable living, Jewish environmental and food ethics, whilst giving people the practical skills needed to live more sustainably in their daily lives.
Whether you are a teacher, educator, rabbi, synagogue member, attend a youth movement or a Jewish day school, this booklet will give you basic guidelines for how to start your own edible garden and use it as a learning tool. By setting up communal gardens we encourage the community to play a part in creating a sustainable future. Small changes can make a big difference.
To download the Key Stage 2 teaching resource, click here
To download the Key Stage 3 teaching resource, click here
To download the Hebrew Resources text, click here
For more information on the previous government's sustainable schools initiative, click here