As a first generation farmer and photographer whose work focuses on the next generation of food producers and cultivators, my farming journeys have taken me across Canada. As a young Jewish farmer, I practice the value of pe’ah (leaving the corners of one’s field for those in need). I am currently based at Wheelbarrow Farm in Sunderland, Ontario, and help out at Shoresh—a Toronto based Jewish Environmental Organization—whenever I can.
Alex, a film student, turned professional tree planter, turned farmer, washes lettuce at Wheelbarrow Farm. Alex has gone on to start his own farm in Markdale, Ontario called Simple Riches.
Tal, a Jewish environmental educator, enjoys the breeze at Bela Farm, a collective that brings together farmers, artists, educators, and environmentalists with a Jewish lens. Bela Farm is located in Hillsburgh, Ontario.
Tal observes a honey bee on an echinacea flower at Bela Farm.
Taken from above while I climbed a tree, this photo overlooks a field freshly planted with a winter cover crop to protect the exposed soil from the elements.
Header image photograph (along with all the photographs in “Farming the next generation” captured by Karina Shnaiderman.
Karina is a first generation farmer and photographer whose work focuses on the next generation of food producers and cultivators.