With knowledge, tools, and inspiration, Netiya empowers people to grow food on faith-based lands in LA. Rooted in ancient traditions of land stewardship and earth-based wisdom, together we plant - growing food to mitigate hunger and to nourish the spirit.
Netiya engages people in LA's faith centers to grow food for and with people in their communities so that a greater number of Angelenos have the access and the skills needed to advance stewardship, equity, health, and resilience. Netiya reframes the tenet of tithing to foster institutional-scale repair of the food system while mitigating food insecurity.
Netiya offers five diverse programs that Plant. Seed. Teach. Just Food & Gardens, Annual Food, Faith & Field Symposium, DIY-YID, Life Cycle Project, “Gardening the Soul” Women’s Circles, and Seedlings Sprout!
These programs respectively grow food based gardens and orchards on congregational land, convene LA’s food and faith community, encompass Netiya’s earth-based Torah educational workshops, curate plant based centerpieces for life cycle events, connect women with Jewish spirituality, and engage young families with gardening.