K.A.M. Isaiah Israel To Reveal Spot for New Garden Next Weekend

By Sam Cholke on January 10, 2013 1:24pm 

 K.A.M. Isaiah Israel grows fresh produce in its garden across from President Barack Obama's house.
K.A.M. Isaiah Israel grows fresh produce in its garden across from President Barack Obama's house.
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HYDE PARK — K.A.M. Isaiah Israel will reveal the location of its new community garden during the synagogue’s annual Food Justice Weekend Jan. 18 to 20.

The event brings experts on urban agriculture to Hyde Park from across the city for a weekend of lectures and presentations.

“The first couple of years was a more academic discussion of agriculture,” said Stewart Martin, an administrator at the temple across from President Barack Obama’s house. “This year we’re going to show the process of starting an urban garden.”

K.A.M. will reveal the location of its new garden — which is “just south” of the temple, at 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd., according to Martin — and explain the process of setting up a garden from scratch. They will start planting in the garden in the spring.

The weekend’s events are rounded out with presentations on cultivating wild yeasts, beekeeping, indoor composting and other food and farm topics. The full list of events is available on the K.A.M. Isaiah Israel website, kamii.org.

All events are free and open to the public.

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