I love the way the Jewish Volunteer Gardening Brigade brings Jewish themes into its work. These inspirational Shabbat words sent out each week are truly meaningful, and very needed right now. Often, these messages have brought out deep discussion about Torah and Talmud that I’ve had with other Brigade members. As citizens and as Jews, […]

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ח׳ במרחשון ה׳תשפ״ב (October 14, 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)

We have these seeds available to members of the Jewish Volunteer Gardening Brigade. Please contact leora@beantownjewisghardens.org if you’re interested in any of them. From our community members: “I have seeds of two heirloom lettuce varieties:  red oakleaf and black-seeded simpson, if anyone wants them.” From Louise Q. “I have some amazing Candy Roaster winter squash […]

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י״ז בניסן ה׳תשפ״א (March 30, 2021)