Welcome to 2019! As we look forward to the next year, we all start to think about what we would like to achieve in the next 12 months, and how we can grow ourselves and our communities in the coming year.
At Sadeh we have a hidden trove of opportunities to help you achieve your goals for 2019. If you would like to take advantage of all that we have to offer, please drop our CEO an email or contact us on Twitter or Facebook.
1. I resolve to do more volunteering
You don’t need any experience to volunteer at Sadeh. All you need is an interest in growing organically. Volunteering at the farm is a great way to learn about growing food, getting outside and meeting lovely people. Alternatively, you can help us to transform the inside of the historical farmhouse as a volunteer – check out the video below from one of our volunteers painting a room to resemble a Scottish lodge.
We offer drop in volunteering on Wednesday and Sunday, but further opportunities can be arranged. Find out more here.
2. I resolve to connect more with my Jewish community
Sadeh hosts events throughout the Jewish year to help you celebrate with your local community in our beautiful farmland. Some of our highlights planned for 2019 include:
Tu B’shevat Family Event, 20th January
We will be storytelling with the trees, then do a little tree pruning, mulching and managing and finish with some hot apple juice!
Jewish Farming Week, 3rd – 9th June
Get ready to get muddy, learn how to feed the soil and grow veggies. Learn about earth-based Judaism, our agricultural traditions and the spirituality of farming. Explore land ownership, our current systems and how to preserve and keep the food we grow
Shavuout Tikkun Leil, 8th – 9th June
An all nighter including walks, meals, singing, alternative services, peace and parades
3. I resolve to be more environmentally conscious
Aside from volunteering at Sadeh, our website is a treasure trove of information about living a more ethical and environmental life. Check out our Tips and Tricks for Becoming and Ethical Consumer, as well as handy blog posts and delicious vegan recipes on the Blog section of our site. If you work for an organisation, JSoc, Synagogue or other community hub, we’d love to have you join us for a day (or more!) of learning, volunteering and fun. Get in touch for team-building days, environmental retreats and days-out activities for groups.
4. I resolve to find more time to work on my artistic projects
At Sadeh we have a dedicated Artist residency space. Work on your art in peace and feel free to wander round the mini orchard, herb gardens and food growing site or peruse our farm shop. There are also always plants to sow, weed, hoe, prune if you feel like having a go! Previous artists have also helped us inside the house, painting murals on our kitchen doors. If you need some time and space to focus on your art, please get in touch!
5. I resolve to donate to causes I care about
There are loads of different ways to donate to Sadeh and help out your local Jewish farm. Details can be found here of methods to donate as a one-off, or to earn exciting rewards as one of our recurring donors. We are a small farm, so every penny counts and we are so grateful for your donation.