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The Boulder JCC welcomed more than 300 people to join in the celebration of the grand opening of the Milk and Honey Farm on Sunday afternoon. The grand opening featured a dedication of the new Clairene and Lindsay Weaver barn, in honor of Butch Weaver’s parents; and renaming the street on the east side of the property Julie’s Way, in honor of Julie Shafer.
The Milk and Honey Farm at the Boulder JCC is a more than two-acre educational sustainable farm that brings the greater community together via experiential programs and activities designed to ignite wonder and discovery, grounded in vast Jewish heritage, tradition, and values. It provides a place for individuals to connect on the simplest level with soil, plants, animals, and people, for the health and well-being of themselves and the larger community. Milk and Honey Farm is located adjacent to the new Boulder JCC building on Boulder Jewish Commons. In the past year, more than 2,000 pounds of produce from the farm has been donated to local food banks.
Executive Director Jonathan Lev says:
“The Milk and Honey Farm is something that makes the Boulder JCC unique, nationwide. We are the only JCC in the country to have a working farm that impacts, not just the Jewish community, but all of Boulder County. We are a model of sustainability and connection to the earth that will impact community members for generations to come.”
The Milk and Honey Farm grand opening follows the grand opening of the new Boulder JCC in September of 2016. The farm represents the next phase of expansion and impact for the Boulder JCC. It serves as a way to expand programs and services provided by the JCC.