During the month of August, we issued a challenge to our Beantown Jewish Gardens community to volunteer for hunger relief. There are a broad array of agencies working to feed the food insecure in our community, through a combination of nutritional and financial support. Led by the Greater Boston Food Bank, we have a well […]

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

July 1, 2021 was one year since we launched the Jewish Volunteer Gardening Brigade. In 2020 we said: “The JVGB aims to support and engage new gardeners. As we’ve seen gardens sprout up in our neighborhoods around greater Boston, we want to ensure these gardens are productive the entire growing season. Beyond the increased self-sufficiency of […]

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י״ז באב ה׳תשפ״א (July 26, 2021)

By Sophia Adler Did you know it was estimated that about 40% of US’s crops go uneaten each year (NRDC.org)? Farmers grow excess crops to account for unpredictability and are often left with a surplus, unable to afford the labor to donate the food themselves. That’s too much food that could go to those in […]

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י״ב במרחשון ה׳תשפ״א (October 30, 2020)