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Netiya Launches the Buy and Book, Save a Tree! Campaign in time for Tu B'Shvat

And God planted a garden eastward in a Eden (Genesis 2:8)
“וייטע יהוה אלוהים, גן-בעדן--מקדם"
Netiya is a Jewish network with interfaith partners that advances urban agriculture in our synagogues, schools, and non-profit organizations in Los Angeles. Netiya cultivates gardens to tithe nutritious food; and organizes community to see a more just and resilient food system. We are a network of 32 faith-based institutions that work on hunger in LA. We believe that our institutions should source our food locally when possible. We are also deeply committed to ending food insecurity and to increasing access to healthy food in proactive and strategic ways. We believe that food is a fundamental human right. There is increasing recognition among emergency food providers of the importance of nutrition. It is no longer sufficient to merely provide calories to alleviate hunger. Just as important is providing nutrient rich foods that support adequate growth and health. But these healthier options, like fresh fruits and vegetables, are often too expensive for struggling families. In addition, many families live in “food deserts,” where markets are scarce and those that do exist sell mostly packaged, processed food. By making additional fresh produce options available across the city, we not only ease hunger but improve overall nutrition and health. By growing more food, we can tithe more food. We endeavor to build a more just and resilient food system. We believe that collaboration is the only method to make this vision a reality.