By Shira Burns On a cold day in November 2020, I was given the opportunity to act like a child again and wander around a local farm, exploring the endless connections between Judaism and gardening. The farm was the Gann Farm at Gann Academy, a Jewish high school in Waltham. I went with Leora Mallach, […]

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כ׳ בכסלו ה׳תשפ״א (December 6, 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 […]

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ט״ו באלול ה׳תש״פ (September 4, 2020)

Janet Kolodner, a mentor with the Jewish Volunteer Gardening Brigade, has been growing vegetables on and off since 1980. She developed her green thumb as she helped her father plant his backyard gardens when she was growing up in the 1960’s. He planted tomatoes, beets, cucumbers, carrots, peppers, and mint. Her mother made borscht from […]

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ה׳ באלול ה׳תש״פ (August 25, 2020)