What’s in season in New England for Tu B’shvat? Maple syrup! Join us for this fun, educational annual event for all ages! Tu B’shvat is traditionally a time to asses our fields and fruit trees. Led by the Land’s Sake and Ganei Beantown educators, we’ll explore the sugaring process, from tree-tapping, wood splitting, boiling and […]

Over the centuries there have been many ways to celebrate Tu B’shvat: property assessment, mystical connection to the natural world, planting trees to claim land, and laying foundations. It’s a holiday with roots in Biblical agricultural law and expressions to the divine. If we focus just on planting, we both diminish the — of the […]

Tu Bishvat is a busy time for Ganei Beantown! Tu Bishvat, the 15th of the month of Shvat, serves a legal purpose. Jewish law forbids eating the fruit of a tree in the land of Israel before it is three years old. Tu Bishvat was instituted as the day when all the trees aged a […]