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Victory Garden Classes begin March 8
December Just Garden installation at New Jewish Community School. Photo credit: NJCS
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Thanks to you, Netiya has become a hub for interfaith food justice work in the city. This has been our intention from the moment we set down our roots. The seeds we cast can grow deeper, and all over the city fallow land comes to blush with fertility, feeding those who are food insecure. Whether you care about equality, justice or changing the way our food is grown, your donation to us will continue to support your highest values and ours. Through our shared efforts we are brought together, we are made whole.

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And God planted a garden eastward in a Eden (Genesis 2:8)

“וייטע יהוה אלוהים, גן-בעדן--מקדם"
Netiya is an interfaith food justice network that cultivates gardens on unused congregational land to grow and tithe nutritious food.  Netiya advances institutional collaboration around food procurement and food relief, so that Angelenos of all faiths can have greater access to food that is worthy of a blessing. 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.      

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