Community Supported Agriculture, otherwise known as CSA, is a growing international movement within which individuals and communities pledge to support local farms, with growers and consumers sharing the risks and benefits of food production.
CSA subscribers pay a set price for a share of the anticipated harvest and receive a weekly portion of fruit and vegetables based on availability. The model is based on alternative forms of economy and social relationships, viewing the close collaboration between the farmer and the consumer as the cornerstone of the endeavor.
Though CSA is fast gaining in popularity throughout Israel, Jerusalem is somewhat behind the trend. We anticipate that Kaima Organic Farm will provide an example of how to help advance the movement in the capital city.
Most importantly for our educational aims, it will teach our young participants about the multiple definitions of sustainability, specifically what it takes to sustain our physical environment, as well as our relationships to other people.