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Bustan Brurya Community Garden

The Brurya Community Garden is situated between a nursing home and a public park. This is a unique corner of Jerusalem: an urban neighborhood brimming with both seniors and young families.  Too often these communities pass each other by. The garden’s goal is to promote ecological values of urban agriculture for all residents of the neighborhood while creating the conditions for cross-generational interaction and community-building.

As so often happens in a city with crowded apartment buildings and few gardens, residents lose any connection to the land. The public park is tended by municipal gardeners and in any case lacking any ecological agenda; and the tiny outdoor space in the nursing home is more an architectural feature than a location for residents’ interface with the outdoors. The Brurya Community Garden addresses all these problems and the shortsightedness they belie by providing a place that invites taking responsibility and showcasing our ability as a diverse community to come together and revive even the smallest plot of land to provide food and community context. 

Where it's at:

Rabbi Meir 12
12
93185 Jerusalem
Israel

Garden type:

community garden

Garden size (in square feet):

1500

Garden beneficiaries:

families and children

Number of people reached:

150

What this project needs:

seeds
seedlings
volunteer labor
soil
trellises
outdoor oven

Project leaders:

Tehila Cohen
Jessica Bon

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606