I love the way the Jewish Volunteer Gardening Brigade brings Jewish themes into its work. These inspirational Shabbat words sent out each week are truly meaningful, and very needed right now. Often, these messages have brought out deep discussion about Torah and Talmud that I’ve had with other Brigade members. As citizens and as Jews, […]

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ח׳ במרחשון ה׳תשפ״ב (October 14, 2021)

You never know what’s going to be that sweet spot of your wonderus entry point. You could have fooled me on this one. Last summer I was a volunteer gleaner at Apple Field Farm in Stow, MA. The owner, Farmer Ray, began our glean with one of his spontaneous quick talks. One image permeated my attention. […]

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י״א בתשרי ה׳תשפ״ב (September 17, 2021)

By Julie Meyer Today I watered the morning glories that climb over the apartment window in Cleveland Circle three separate times, morning, noon, and afternoon. This is three times more than their daily water budget. For the last two seasons, we’ve planted an increasing number of vines to shade our apartment from the southern sun […]

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ט׳ באלול ה׳תשפ״א (August 17, 2021)