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Harriete Estel Berman working on her seder plate for TuBishvat
Recycle, Repurpose,
                             RETHINK Materials
On April 22, 2012, I held a workshop at the Contemporary Jewish Museum on Earth Day.

This workshop celebrated Earth Day by focusing on recycled and repurposed materials.

Pomegranate angle on my seder plate for TuBishvat by Harriete Estel BermanWhile at the museum, participants could take a peek at the exhibition Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought. Workshop attendees got to roll up their sleeves for ideas and inspiration with artist Harriete Estel Berman, then gather their own creativity to make samples and hands-on projects that bring post-consumer materials and eco-awareness into your classroom. Co-presented by SCRAP.

 

TuBishvat Seder Plate by Harriete Estel Berman is on display at the Contemporary Jewish Museum eite SAe
  TuBishvat Seder plate  by Harriete Estel
  Berman titled Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,
  Assiyah, Yetzirah, Beriyah,   
© 2001
  Post-consumer recycled tin can,
  Photo Credit: Philip Cohen

The workshop was inspired by my use of post-consumer, recycled materials for over 24 years to construct artwork ranging from jewelry and teacups to entire lawns and sculptures with social commentary.  Judaica focuses on the concept of Tikkun Olam (repair of the world) with the use of recycled tin cans.

This workshop was designed for teachers to gather ideas.

If you want to celebrate Earth Day with me on Saturday be prepared to work outside. I organize an Earth Day Clean Up for my neighborhood every year. Weeding for 8 hours is on the agenda, but help for only a few hours is completely fine. This is in San Mateo. Come help!

Fawn in the back yard
Fawn in my backyard.

California Quail in the front yard
Quail on my front steps.

Roots at Jekyll Island in Georgia2010
Amazing photo taken on Jekyll Island, Georgia.

This post was updated on March 12, 2022.

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