A 3-week farming adventure road trip traveling to Asheville, New Orleans, and Atlanta!
Many years of overwhelming camper, parent and staff requests for a new, outstanding program have culminated in our newest program, the Food and Farming Road Trip, specially designed for rising 10th graders.
RoadTrippers will travel aboard a coach bus and immerse themselves in the food culture spanning several states. They will spend time on small-scale organic farms, large-scale mono-crop farms and even urban farms, learning, evaluating the absorbing the food ethos of the region. Each visit will focus on hands-on projects involving harvesting, pruning, animal husbandry, seeding and other related activities. Soup kitchens, food pantries and lending a hand to communities in need will focus prominently in the itinerary as a way to bring our Jewish heritage to life and a means of bringing our vibrant Eden Village culture of kindness and social justice on the road.
These experiences will spiral as RoadTrippers also learn and discuss relevant Jewish texts and values, and consider how these philosophies inform their understanding of the ecological, socioeconomic and cultural qualities of each place they stop. Differing approaches to environmental issues adopted by various Jewish communities will be of interest as well. Most nights the RoadTrippers will camp, learning a variety of wilderness skills and helping prepare farm fresh, organic food over the campfire. Every Shabbat during the Road Trip will encompass the vibrant Eden Village spirit of song, prayer and meaning in various Jewish communities along the way.
Check out the Food & Farm Road Trip page for more details!