Counting the Omer – Feeding the Land, not the Landfill
Simple composting instructions developed by the Green Team for young and young at heart humans.
What can I put in my kitchen compost bucket?
|Fruits and veggies: scraps,peels, skins, stems, seeds||Meat, seafood,Cheese|
|Eggshells & small amounts of leftover food that does NOT contain meat/dairy/seafood||Stickers & labels,rubber bands,twist-ties, tags|
|Coffee grounds, tea leaves|
When your bucket is full! You can…
- Add it to your home’s compost pile!
- Take it to the TBI compost pile (behind the building)
- Take it to the Kalamazoo Farmers Market
- Arrange for pickup from “The Bike Farm”.
Blessing for Day Seventeen
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָֽׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו, וְצִוָּֽנוּ עַל סְפִירַת הָעֹֽמֶר.
Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu melech ha-olam asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav vitzivanu al s’firat ha-omer.
Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who makes us holy with mitzvot, and commands us concerning the counting of the Omer.
.הַיּוֹם שִׁבְעָה עָשָׂר יוֹם שֶׁהֵם שְׁנֵי שָׁבוּעוֹת וּשְׁלֹשָׁה יָמִים לָעֹֽמֶר
Hayom shivah asar yom shehem sh’nei shavuot ushloshah yamim la-omer.
Today is seventeen days, which is two weeks and three days of the Omer.