Welcome to JOFFICE SPACE, the new podcast series from Hazon, exploring the interdependent ecosystem of people and organizations shaping the world of Jewish Outdoor, Food, Farming & Environmental Education (AKA JOFEE) today. In episode 1 we interview the folks at GrowTorah: Yosef Gillers, Chief Soul and Soil Cultivator (AKA Founder, Executive Director) and Sara Just-Michael, Lashon HaTov ("good speech") Propagator (AKA Communications Associate + Garden Educator). Sara JM is also a fellow in the current cohort of the JOFEE Fellowship! We chat about: How GrowTorah was originally conceived, incubated, and founded; Why they're filling a pressing need in the Orthodox Jewish community; How Torah informs their work and programs; The four core curricular values at the foundation of all the nature-based Jewish learning experiences they cultivate; And much, much more. Come dig in! After you've listened, follow GrowTorah's award-winning* social media over on Facebook and Instagram. And join us at the 2019 JOFEE Network Gathering: Aug 30, 2019 - Sep 2, 2019 at Urban Adamah in Berkeley and Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma, CA. About Hazon: Hazon is the Jewish Lab for Sustainability. The Hebrew word Hazon means “vision.” Our vision is of a vibrant, healthy Jewish community, in which to be Jewish is necessarily to help create a more sustainable world for all. JOFFICE SPACE is co-hosted and produced by Yoshi Silverstein, Director of the JOFEE Fellowship, and Hannah Henza, JOFEE Program Manager. Season One is edited by our summer JOFEE programs intern Leora Nevins, and distributed by the Hazon Marketing & Communications team. JOFEE programs are made possible by a growing web of staff, participants, volunteers, lay leaders, donors, organizations, institutions, and foundations. In particular, our national JOFEE work at Hazon is made possible by funding from the Jim Joseph Foundation.