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  9/18/2013, Tishrei 14, 5774

Organic Recycled Eco Sukkah Competition in Jerusalem


On Sunday the organizers of the International Eco Sukkah Competition will hold a Sukkot party and display their organic, recycled "eco sukkah." Three finalists were chosen and designs from each one were incorporated into the sukkah, which currently stands at the First Station in Jerusalem. Paz Faigenbaum of Food Integrated Gardens, a professional permaculture company spoke to Arutz Sheva news about the event. "The contestants had to incorporate elements of permaculture and halacha," he stated, explaining that the laws of how a sukkah are to be built were followed to exact specifications.

"One wall is made of edible plants. One wall is made of papier mâché with recycled newspaper. A third wall is make of woven plastic bags. The door of the sukkah is made of organic, recyclable material as well. All material was harvested locally," Faigenbaum stated. All design entrees will be displayed at the Sukkah party on Sunday starting at 7:00pm. A local klezmer band will perform music. The eco sukkah is open to the public at the First Station, the newly refurbished grounds at the old train station at the beginning of Emek Refaim Street in Jerusalem.