JFarm – University of Maryland Hillel

Am Ha’Aretz aims to inspire Jewish students to change the world through environmental sustainability. It fosters a culture of environmental education, creativity, and activism within the university’s Jewish communities by raising awareness of the synergy between environmentalism and Judaism and promoting green living and healthy choices for the body and the world.Am Ha’Aretz is the University of Maryland’s only Jewish environmental group. Founded in 2009, it has created an organic and sustainable garden on Hillel property and transformed the front yard into a zone of education, community, tranquility, and sustainability. Through hands-on work, Am Ha’Aretz has taught students how to garden and live sustainably. It also gives back to its community by donating the majority of its harvest to the local Family Crisis Center.

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