The community garden provides an opportunity for the staff, faculty, and student body of HUC-JIR and the staff and clients of JFS to build community through the shared sweat of planting and the equally shared joy of harvest, volunteers were able to work alongside one another collaboratively towards a positive goal. It helps to raise awareness of issues such as environmental sustainability and nutrition, which impact all communities and it raises issues of social justice, poverty and food insecurity impacting direct service providers such as JFS all while providing fresh produce.
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