By Julie Meyer Farmer Jake inspires me. I also like to move or act aimlessly in a garden and he was working but in a way that did not feel like work, more like being “in” the garden. And yet. He was in a garden worthy of getting lost in. We almost did. Three of […]

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י״ז באב ה׳תשפ״א (July 26, 2021)

I recently finished reading Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. The author is a SUNY Professor of Environmental Biology and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She shares a journey of her training in the sciences with her indigenous community knowledge of ecological systems. She is […]

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ז׳ בתמוז ה׳תשפ״א (June 17, 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)