NEW YEAR OF THE TREES
Tu Bishvat is a beautiful Jewish holiday celebrating the new year of the trees. In modern Judaism, it's a time to honour our environment. At this time, MAZON Canada remembers that ALL FOOD COMES FROM THE EARTH.
Our Tu Bishvat campaign supports our GARDEN GRANTS, which bring together the need for healthy, sustainable food and the need to feed vulnerable people by giving them skills to grow their own produce.
This year, there are 3 WAYS TO FEED THE HUNGRY by joining the campaign:
To celebrate Tu Bishvat, we're learning more about DISH WITH ONE SPOON - a concept shared by many Indigenous communities including those around the Great Lakes to explain the relationship between humans, the land, and each other. The dish represents the land that provides our food and other needs, and the spoon is the people who live on it. It reminds us that WE ALL EAT FROM THE SAME 'DISH', and must share resources and 'keep the dish clean' of pollution. This idea has been the basis of laws and treaties for centuries.
WATCH 'GATHER' - This Tu Bishvat, MAZON Canada presents the award-winning film GATHER: "an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Indigenous communities to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide". With a Pay-What-You-Can campaign donation, you will be able to watch GATHER online from now until Feb 4th.
SEND AN ECARD - Support our Garden partners by sending a beautiful Ecard to someone special! With your Ecard donation both you and your recipient will be able to watch GATHER online from now until Feb 4th.
VIRTUAL GARDEN STORE - 'Purchase supplies' for MAZON's community garden partners! With your donation, you will be able to watch GATHER online from now until Feb 4th.