On March 28th, 2019, the 6th grade students traveled up to Coastal Roots Farms and engaged in an educational Service Learning Tikkun Olam program, with the focus on “Pursuing Justice Through the Corners of our Field”. The students engaged in activities on the farm that exemplified a number of important Jewish agricultural values, including ma’aser (tithing a portion of one’s produce for the needy), pe’ah (leaving the corners of one’s fields unharvested to provide for the needy), and leket (leaving behind the gleanings of the harvest for the needy). It was a fun morning learning about the ancient Jewish wisdom around sustainable agriculture, food justice, and the importance of Tikkun Olam.
Coastal Roots Farm is a nonprofit community farm and education center. We cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom
Since our inception in 2014, Coastal Roots Farm has provided dignified access to fresh food for those who need it most. Inspired by Jewish agricultural practices, we grow organic crops and share the harvest with our community through pay-what-you-can farm stands, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, and direct donations to local hunger relief organizations. Through workshops, field trips, agricultural festivals, and community events, we offer hands-on education and invite our neighbors to connect to the land and each other.
Coastal Roots Farm is located in Encinitas, CA on approximately 20 acres of land. Our Farm consists of vegetable gardens, greenhouses, a food forest, chickens, compost systems, and a vineyard. Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and received 501(c)(3) public charity status in 2015.