Nothing is as Sure as Change

Nothing is as Sure as Change

Dear Friends, One thing that any gardener or farmer learns is that nothing is as sure as change. Moving from winter to spring and summer we can all imagine changes in temperature and landscape. When we are growing trees and plants for food, we notice the intensity of the sun or cloud cover each day, the small and wide variances in temperature, rain or no rain, soil quality, beneficial critters and harmful ones. All of these bring about changes...

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Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path

My work for In the Gardens reaches out to many communities – schools, townships, businesses, nonprofits, and also to congregations, straddling needs in both the secular and spiritual community. As such, I was invited to join Kenissa, an organization that celebrates and creates connections for Jewish innovators. This past March I participated in its Communities of Meaning Network 2018 National Consultation Cohort. The Kenissa Network...

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It’s Spring at In the Gardens!

It’s Spring at In the Gardens!

Spring is springing! I don’t know about you, but I thought it would never arrive. We’ve been seeing parsley now for awhile, even pushing through the snow, but today its delicate frills have been joined by greening-up sage leaves, red-veined sorrel, onion spears, lots of green and red shoots on our rose bushes, oregano, and perhaps the most glorious just now: our apricot tree full of just-opening flowers. It’s a joy to see, touch, smell and...

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Mindfulness in the Garden

Mindfulness in the Garden

This weekend I had the opportunity to lead a session at the 2018 Good Food EXPO, a conference for all things garden, farming and fresh food related. It was my fourth year at the conference. The first year I attended, I met a young man – a high school student – named Lucas Zeidner. We were in a breakout session together. It turned out that while he was looking for an internship, I was looking for an intern. A partnership was made, which not only...

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It’s in Our Yard: Confronting the Reality of Climate Change

It’s in Our Yard: Confronting the Reality of Climate Change

On Sunday, February 11, I had the honor of presenting at a “Climate Reality Presentation and Discussion,” held at Temple Israel in Gary, Indiana. The brunch was open to all members of the community, to learn about current issues of climate change and actions we can take. I learned a great deal from my co-presenter, Linc Cohen, who trained in Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps to bring education about climate change to the...

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