Help fund a new Organic Educational Farm near Philadelphia!

$4,119   raised
GOAL: $53,000

3 days to go

67

 Donors

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Join us as for this exciting land regeneration project in Bucks county, PA. We are raising funds to convert a land previously farmed as conventional monoculture into a diverse organic farm that will provide healthy food for our local community and support spiritual ecological education in the region.

Our Values

We believe in the importance of organic and holistic (Shalem means complete, whole and intact in Hebrew) farming methods that benefit the soil, local biodiversity, and the health of our bodies and souls. Conventional and industrial agriculture contributes to ongoing ecological disaster, polluting our air, water, and soil removing vital nutrients from our food.

This is your opportunity to inspire children and adults to engage in, learn about, and enjoy agriculture, spiritual values, and the natural environment. Please give today, share this campaign link, and help us start this regenerative farm for our community. Shalem Farm will be open to visitors of all faiths and backgrounds. All are welcome to participate towards a common goal of land regeneration and sustainability.

 

 Learning about ecology through hands-on activity

Spiritual Ecology Education

We are seeking start up funds so that we can achieve our immediate goals for the next year: soil regeneration and the planting of our first harvest. Shalem Farm will also serve as a future home for organic farming programming including day school field trips, gardening workshops, and holiday retreats. In this welcoming and pluralistic environment, people of all ages and observances will be able to learn more about permaculture in connection with holy scriptures and the Hebrew calendar. Participants will connect to the ecological principles and values embedded in the Bible and to the agricultural cycle.

 

10 acres farmland in front of Fonthill Castle

Regenerative Agriculture

The land that we have selected is located near Doylestown, PA a charming tourist destination less than an hour drive from Philadelphia. We are in the process of finalizing a lease agreement for the next 5 years and plan to begin soil regeneration activities in February 2021. The start-up funds raised through this campaign will directly support regeneration costs, spring planting, contribute to labor and material for the next year, and help with the creation of a non-profit. This non-profit will support our future educational activities and give back 10% of the harvest to the needy. As we continue to deal with the pandemic, Shalem Farm will provide a haven for outdoor activities in a safe environment.

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At Shalem Farm we embrace the saying of R. Nachman of Breslov, “If you believe you can destroy then believe you can repair” and we are ready to do our part!

Endorsements:

” His knowledge, enthusiasm and creativity are a valuable resource for the entire Community! The children in our school love learning with Isaac!”  Judith Mont Scarani, Director, TBH-BE Early Childhood Center

“Isaac is not simply motivated, he is deeply committed to caring for and repairing the world.  He is also a superb educator.  I have seen his work, as a member of our faculty, with our youngest students, with teens and adults.  As an educator, he is able to convey his deep commitment to spiritual life, his concern and sense of stewardship for our world, while sharing with his students the joy of engaging in this sacred work.

I hope that, through his leadership and devotion, his vision for Shalem Farm becomes a reality.  He will use this place, as well, to teach all who will listen how to begin to repair this world, in Peace.” Senior R. Neil S. Cooper, TBH-BE

“I have seen firsthand the passion that Isaac has for merging bible ideals and farming. He is an enthusiastic teacher and will be able to inspire old and young alike.” R. Yonah Gross, CBH

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2022-12-20
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joel glasman
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"de la part de ton oncle joel , paye par papa joel me remboursera!!"
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"ashem te benisse yitzhak"
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Eliezer Horowitz
$36
"In memory of Rochel bas Shmuel Leib HaLevi"
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Derman Family
$53
"We wish you much hatzlacha in this holy endeavour!"
2021-01-19
Leibel Gniwisch
$18
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Rivka Dear
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"In honor of my talmid, Refael. May you continue to learn and grow and make HaShem proud!"
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2021-01-13
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2021-01-11
Gabrielle Nirenberchik
$100
"This project is beautiful, and environmentally and spiritually so important."
2021-01-08
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"שתצליח בכל מה שאתה עושה"
2021-01-04
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2021-01-03
Michael Forstein
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"Good luck and I look forward to watching this progress!"
2021-01-02
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Adrien
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"Bonne chance hermano!"
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Paula And Cliff Goldstein
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2020-12-29
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2020-12-28
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2020-12-27
Famille Yohanan Dubois
$350
"Que HaShem te bénisse pour tout l'amour que tu as pour ton prochain Yitzhak et qu'Il fasse aboutir et fructifier ce projet par le mérite de Rabenou HaKadosh. Recevez tout notre amour fraternel de Belgique."
2020-12-23
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Rafael Abreu
$222
"Un Excelente Projecto! Je te souhaite bonne chance..."
2020-12-20
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2020-12-16
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$100
"V' hatzlacha on this AMAZING project! Chapeau Yitzchak!!!!!"
2020-12-16
Anonymous donor
"Mazal Tov on your venture. I am very proud of you"
2020-12-16
P Stern Christian
$18
"L'Chaim!"
2020-12-16
Gregory B
$100
2020-12-15
Yehudis Shteyn
$36
2020-12-15
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Max and Ada
$36
"Happy Hanukkah!"
2020-12-15
Levi & Yochi Lipinski
$100
"To much much Hatzlacha!"
2020-12-15
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Arnold M Mr X this is 4 U
$10
"Courage bro"
2020-12-15
Jenny Schulder Brant
$36
"Wishing you mazel in this journey!"
2020-12-15
Mom and Dad
$108
"Bonne Chance!"
2020-12-14
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"Looks Amazing!! Behatzlacha to you in all."
2020-12-14
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"Nanah"
2020-12-14
Leonard R Levy
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Peri Sanders
2020-12-14
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"!הַצלָחָה"
2020-12-14
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$36
"beautiful and inspiring project! בהצלחה יצחק , looking forward to visiting someday"
2020-12-14
Reuven Abedon
$36
"I have experienced Yitzchak's contagious enthusiasm for Jewish values. May Hashem send the project blessings without boundaries."
2020-12-14
Anonymous donor
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2020-12-14
Nigel Savage
$180
"Yitzchak -- b'hatzlacha; huge good luck in this. Nigel"
2020-12-13
Abraham and Rebecca Andrade
$36
"May your dream come true my friend and help the community grow not only physically but also spirituality."
2020-12-13
David and Henchy Abraham
$53
"Wishing you hatzlacha on this wonderful venture. Best wishes, David and Henchy Abraham"
2020-12-13
Anonymous donor
$18
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Love daddy and mam
$100
"Support this operation share around you.. Tanks"
2020-12-12
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2020-12-11
Judith Mont Scarani
$36
"Kol hakavod!"
2020-12-11
Anonymous donor
$50
2020-12-11
Rabbi Yonah and Chava Gross
$36
"I wish Yitzchok much Hatzlacha and joy in following his dream"
2020-12-11
Anonymous donor
$36
"Be hatzlah im ahava, be zrut Rabenu!"

Help fund a new Organic Educational Farm near Philadelphia!

$4,119   raised
GOAL: $53,000

3 days to go

67

 Donors

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Campaign by
Isaac Glasman, Project manager
PA, USA

Hello, I am the founder of Shalem Farm. I had a lot of time during the pandemic to think about priorities and I decided to follow my dream of starting a small-scale organic farm that would also serve as a hub for spiritual permaculture near Philadelphia. I am originally from France and immigrated to the States in 2016 where I live with my wife and our 5 year old son. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainable Tourism and hospitality from France and a Permaculture Design Certificate from Israel, where I also completed my Bible studies. For the past four years I have been working as a freelance garden designer managing my own small business "Organya Garden Design" (see Facebook icon). While designing sustainable home gardens that produce ample harvests for families, I gained valuable experience in project management and permaculture design solutions that not only bring healthy fresh food but enhance the local ecosystem. More recently, I have moved into a role as a teacher designing a spiritual ecology curriculum for children that teaches through experiential encounters with nature and gardening. I bring this recent background as well as a previous decade of experience traveling and working in sustainable tourism and agro-tourism in Latin America, France and the Holy-land.

  • Seed Of Life
    12 claimed

    More life in the soil it's more life in your food. More nutrients in your food provide a healthy body full of life! By giving this contribution you will help us with the seed money to regenerate the soil and receive an invitation to a farm tour.

  • Lights
    14 claimed

    The lights of the Creator can be discover in the creation. By giving this contribution you will help us buying the solar lights, bring renewable energy to our farm and receive an invitation to a farm tour.

  • The Garden
    5 claimed

    Genesis 2.8 tell us "The LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and placed there the man whom He had formed." By giving this contribution you will help us buying the perennial plants, vegetables seedlings, cover crop seeds and will receive an invitation to a farm tour.

  • A Hundred Times More
    8 claimed

    By multiplying the Tzedaka you will help us be blessed like Isaac in Genesis 26.12 who "sowed in that land and reaped a hundredfold the same year". By giving this contribution you will help us create natural fertilizer and get access to a free gardening workshop (live or virtual) and receive an invitation to a farm tour.

  • To Bless
    0 claimed

    The essence of blessing is increase, addition, multiplicity, abundance, and the minimum of such is represented by the number 2. To multiply the life in the soil, we will use your donation to buy diverse kind of mulch such as shredded hardwood, woodchips, straw and leaf compost. By giving this contribution you will get access to a free gardening workshop, receive a basket of fresh produce at our farm and an invitation to a farm tour.

  • Plant a fruit Tree
    1 claimed

    Genesis 2.9 teach us "And from the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that was pleasing to the sight and good for food". Your donation will be use to buy some fruits trees (apples, peach, vine, fig, blueberry and more) and plant them in our field or keep them under our green house. By giving this contribution you will get access to a free gardening workshop, receive a basket of fresh produce at our farm and an invitation to a farm tour.

  • Leader, sponsor
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    Shalem farm is looking for chief leader of spiritual ecology and sponsor organization who can help lead the next generation with organic regenerative practice for healthy food. Your contribution will be used to build our curriculum and train the future farm educators. By giving this contribution you will get your name or your logo on our website as a private sponsor, and will receive a basket of fresh produce at our farm and an invitation to a customized farm tour.

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