Join us to celebrate the first fruits and harvests of Shavuot and connect with other local Jewish gardeners!  Sunday May 16th from 1:00-3:00pm at Temple Beth Israel in Waltham You’ll have the opportunity to ask for help from our garden experts, as well as peruse lots of seeds and select seedlings, and some fruit trees […]

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כ״ב באייר ה׳תשפ״א (May 4, 2021)

This past summer I built a greenhouse in my backyard. It was a Covid gift from a friend who was clearing out his shed. He texted me a picture and asked if I wanted it, and a couple of hours later it appeared on my porch, still in the box. After the disbelief, awe, planning, […]

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י״ט באייר ה׳תשפ״א (May 1, 2021)

In my neighborhood, at my shul Temple Beth Israel in Waltham, a 70-year-old native Dogwood tree anchors the front lawn. Every autumn, it bears loads of red ripe berries to offer. A dozen species of birds reply to this offering and then, in payment, deposit the tree seeds from their last meal. Hundreds of baby trees germinate each year, but the rabbit eats most and the landscapers would eliminate the leftovers.

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י״ד באייר ה׳תשפ״א (April 26, 2021)