• Friday, October 9, 2020
    At the end of Sukkot, Jews begin to include prayers for rain in our daily liturgy. In biblical times, this was when the winter grains were planted, barley and wheat, to be harvested at Pesach and Shavuot respectively. The prayers are to nurture the crops over the coming months. The sages teach that on Sukkot the world […]
  • Friday, October 2, 2020
    Tonight starts Sukkot, known as Z’man Simchatenu, a Season of Joy. It is a week-long celebration of the end of the summer harvests. It is a time of abundance, and of welcoming community. It is a time to take a deep breath and appreciate it all.  In biblical times, it was a celebration of harvesting olives, grapes, […]
  • Friday, September 11, 2020
    I’m reflecting on the weather a lot these days, as we see massive events around the country. On Sunday, folks in Colorado were frantically harvesting their crops amidst record high temperatures in preparation for snow the next day. It is wildfire season and large parts of the western US are facing smoke days that force people to stay […]
  • Friday, September 4, 2020
    In August the weeds may have slowed down a bit and we’ve moved forward in time when the sun isn’t quite as hot, and there can be a lot of produce ripening. Have you been wondering what you can do with excess crops from your garden? You missed National “sneak some zucchini into your neighbors […]
  • Friday, August 28, 2020
    We interviewed one of our JVGB mentors here and Janet starts off talking about gardening with her father and her family’s use of the garden bounty. The knowledge is passed from generation to generation, L’Dor V’Dor. In my garden, I think about what will pass along from season to season, my annuals vs. perennials. It is also this […]