Environmental Action

 With the fires no longer active and the first rains underway, now is an ideal time to volunteer with Santa Rosa’s Creek Stewardship Program, which is hosting three upcoming Cleanup Events at Flat Rock Park on two Saturdays, November 11th and December 9th from 9:30am – 11:30am and at the Prince Memorial Greenway on Saturday, December 2nd from 10am — noon.  Volunteers of all ages are welcomed to help steward this natural riparian environment by removing trash pollution and tending to vegetation. All cleanup supplies and snacks are provided. Questions? Email CSTEnvironmentalAction@gmail.com

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CST Guide to Locally Grown & Produced Food

Food Guide Cover GraphicThe Shomrei Torah CSA (community supported agriculture) is now year round. Join with other CST families who love the experience and receive weekly boxes of fresh veggies direct from the farmer. Our beautiful farm partner since 2009 is Singing Frogs Farm. They are located just west of Sebastopol and have a unique hand dug, compost rich, and chemical free agriculture that generates tremendous production of tasty and healthy veggies and fruits. They welcome visitors on the farm, and have special events that include blueberry picking in early summer—a treat for the whole family. Besides a huge assortment of seasonal produce, they also offer eggs, brown rice, and olive oil.

Check out Singing Frogs Farm–go to www.singingfrogsfarm.com/Home.html. Sign up on-line at their CSA info site. Mention that you want CST as your drop-off site.

If you want to split an order (alternating weeks usually) and need help finding a partner, or if you have questions, contact Rick Reisman at rickcath@sonic.net.

CST Guide to Locally Grown & Produced Food / PDF

Every Day is Yom Mazon (Food Day)

Learn about Food Day and important reasons to avoid genetically modified foods (GMOs), as they have had specific changes introduced into their DNA by genetic engineering techniques.  Every day is an opportunity to be mindful about what you are feeding yourself and your family!  Click here: http://www.foodday.org



CST’s Greener Waste Management Program

As Guardians of the Torah (Shomrei Torah), we are implicitly Shomrei Adamah (Guardians of the Earth).  The Torah commands us to be good stewards and though it’s not easy to be green, if we each do our part, CST will become a lot greener and a little closer to becoming a zero waste synagogue! The information sheet provides all the information you need. Questions? Contact Susan Richter,  susanrichter@earthlink.net or Rick Reisman, rickcath@sonic.net

Waste Management Program


Things You Can Do To Save The Environment Around You

A compilation of environmental tips for use at home and in the community. These have appeared monthly in The Voice since October 2007.

Click here to download CST’s Environmental Tips Booklet