Kavanah Garden Photo Update :: August

A lot has changed at the garden since our last update! We're harvesting! And the garden has been beautified by hand-crafted signage. We enjoyed a wonderful community festival day with all of you! And, did we mention the harvesting???

Volunteers helped us to paint signs showing all of our different vegetable crops.

The entrance way to our garden has been significantly improved with this Torah-full piece of art. It was painted by a bat-mitzvah girl who is working at the garden as her bat-mitzvah project.

Our garden beds are now labeled with Hebrew letters. We'll never get lost again!

Children of our CSA members often come along to pick up their boxes. They love hunting for snails on Thursday afternoons, while their parents choose their produce.

A volunteer helping us mow the pathways using a push lawn mower - with a bit of extra muscle we are limiting the amount of fossil fuel we need to maintain our garden.

These sunflowers are available through the Tikkun Adamah CSA.

This is a picture of Tamara building our solar oven, in honour of Birkat HaChama (blessing of the sun which occurs once every 28 years, which we did in February).

Harvesting: in keeping with the Mishnaic law of ma'aser (donating a tenth of one's harvest) we have been donating produce through United Chesed and to a local food bank and shelter.

Bok Choy

Crooked Neck Squash

Our apprentices went raspberry picking at a local organic farm and then learned how to make raspberry jam, which was sold at the community festival.