Jewish Press of Tampa

Conservative youth groups plan ‘guerilla gardening’ project

On Sunday, May 23, youths from Conservative synagogues from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Sarasota will participate in a virtual afternoon effort to beautify the area.

These middle schoolers in Kadima and high schoolers in USY will be doing some “guerrilla gardening” and making their own seed bombs. Those participating will have the opportunity to interact with other Jewish preteens and teens across the area, says Maci Morse, youth director at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Tampa.

To make the seed bombs, the kids will be using materials that can easily be found around the house, as well as any kind of seeds.

The effort of the youth groups is to practice tikkun olam (“repairing the world”) by bringing communities together through the appreciation of nature. Around the world, guerilla gardening is about bringing people together, supporting environmental causes and preservation, and making locally grown fruits and vegetables more readily available.

Those interested should contact Morse at youth@rsholom.org.

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