By Brad Baker The seed packet instructs to plant three inches apart in rows spaced one foot. Knowing each plant can produce six to ten fruits, I am salivating at the prospect of a huge pot of soup forthcoming just as the first frost occurs. But, alas, the garden seldom works out perfectly; the bugs […]

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י״ז באב ה׳תשפ״א (July 26, 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)

The garden is clearly a source of Jewish inspiration for her, “It’s beyond miraculous and feels very divine to me” she said, “and it puts me in touch with beauty, it elevates my spirits, and it opens my heart. That all seems to me like Jewish values.”

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ט״ז באייר ה׳תשפ״א (April 28, 2021)