StartUpRoots encompasses all of its motivation and achievements within the context of our Jewish values. We see it as our imperative to inspire the next generation for a more sustainable future and a better world. By studying Shmitta and other Mitzvot through hydroponic farming, students really experience the lessons of the Torah hands-on. The practical aspects of the commandments and the deeper messages within, messages of food justice and preserving nature.

  • Man’s Place in the World: Rights and Responsibilities

  • The Agricultural Cycle: Implementation of Jewish Philosophy

  • Thou Shalt Not Waste: How to Reduce Food Waste

  • Environmental Responsibility: Composting

  • Conservation and Biodiversity

  • Shmitta: What, Why and How

  • Appreciating Nature

  • Judaism: Plants, Animals and Resources

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