The Worm and the Beanstalk

The Worm and the Beanstalk

I think I have a worm. Or maybe it is a canny, selective squirrel. The bush beans (beans can grow two ways – on a bushy plant that is low to the ground, or as runner beans or pole beans, on lengthy vines that need to be trellised) are ripe and ready to be picked. And eaten. Yum. This is one of my favorite times of the season. All that hard work of cultivating the soil with compost, organic fertilizer and other amendments, of planting the beans...

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Feeding Each Other

Feeding Each Other

There is a Jewish story about a man who dies and meets an angel at the gates of heaven. The angel tells the man that he has the choice to go to heaven or hell, and the angel will take him to both places so he can decide. When he goes to hell, the man sees a large banquet table filled with every kind of food imaginable. Each person sitting around the table has arms with no elbows, so while they can lift their fork, try as hard as they may, they...

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Welcome to In the Gardens!

Welcome to In the Gardens!

Welcome to In the Gardens and our new blog. We have been awhile in the making. One year and one concussion later, we are finally launching our website and we are proud of it! In our blog we will be musing (short posts, mostly!) on topics that relate to the earth and gardening, to mindfulness practice and mindful living, and to our interconnectedness – each of us to one another. It is our experience that working the earth helps to bring us...

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