Beth Sholom Village’s Micro Farm

September 2, 2021

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Farm to table has become accessible to Beth Sholom Village by way of a very futuristic-looking farm.

The “farms” are in towers that resemble modern art sculptures. The crops can be seen in the beautiful six-foot case that emits a warm light and varying hues of green.

One “farm” is in the dining room of The Berger-Goldrich Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, and the other is located in the Terrace living room.

Residents can watch the growth progression of red lettuce, cabbage, and herbs over time while dining. BSV’s food service team works the fresh vegetables into the daily menus. In addition, BSV’s Recreation Therapy team will incorporate cooking, planting, transplanting, and harvesting the crops into the weekly activities with residents.

This is part of a series of articles spotlighting local and overseas partner agencies that are beneficiaries of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s annual Community Campaign.

-Marcia Futterman Brodie
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