We are pleased to announce that Shani Mink will be joining our panel titled “Faith-Based Farming in the United States” at FORUM2021 Sacred Food ~ Blessed Earth Online September 9th, 2021.
Shani Mink (she/her) is the Executive Director of the Jewish Farmer Network. She currently resides on a farm on the East End of Long Island on Corchaug land. Shani Mink is a seasoned farmer, experiential Jewish educator and the executive director of the Jewish Farmer Network. At the age of 18, Shani began her farming journey at Even’ Star Organic Farm while earning her degree in philosophy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She has since studied at the Arava Institute, earned her permaculture design certificate at Hava V’Adam Eco-Education farm in Modi’in, Israel, worked as a farmer educator at Eden Village Camp, graduated from the Adamah Fellowship, spent time learning Torah in Jerusalem, and was part of the inaugural cohort of the JOFEE Fellowship. This last experience landed Shani as a farmer at the Pearlstone Center, where she managed annual production and the livestock operation for two years. Her work with the land has deepened her spiritual path, and the wisdom of the Jewish tradition has lent endless meaning and intention to her work as a farmer. Shani’s desire to share the depth and beauty of the connection between farming and Judaism led her to co-found the Jewish Farmer Network with SJ Seldin in 2017. The cultivation of this network is Shani’s proudest accomplishment to date.
FORUM2021 Sacred Food ~ Blessed Earth explores the ancient, respectful and regenerative ways of farming practices and our spiritual relationship to food by focusing on the Earth as an interconnected web of life. A moral and spiritual voice is essential in the transition away from the industrialized, fossil fuel and chemical intensive, global agriculture system which is degrading our Earth, contributing to the climate crisis and to the extinction of species, as well as creating severe health issues for all living beings.
Free registration opens on July 6, 2021. Donations welcome!
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