Kavanah Garden Update

Hi everyone!

I’m Beth, one of the summer interns, and I’m so excited to be spending this growing season at the Kavanah Garden! I think it’s important to be aware of where our food comes from and how it was grown. I love how the Kavanah Garden brings the community together to grow food sustainably and engage in Tikkun Olam.

In the past few weeks we’ve been hard at work weeding, planting, preparing and running programs.  So far we've planted:
-strawberries in one of the raised beds
-beans in recycling bins with families from the Hillel Children’s Workshop
-barley and wheat in the first 2 Shemitah beds with students from Darchei Noam Supplementary School
-2 varieties of kale in one of the farm beds
-our Garden of Sages, featuring 7 kinds of sage planted alongside sagely words of wisdom

We have lots of programs and workshops coming up, and the first CSA pickup day/open garden time is this Thursday June 3rd from 3-7pm. Check out our Calendar of Events for details.

Looking forward to growing with all of you this season!
Beth with our first harvest of the season!  Rhubarb!

Five of the seven plots in our Shmitah bed....numbered and ready to be planted! 

Saying a bracha (blessing) on wild lilac growing in the ravine.

Serving raw chocolate banana coconut almond smoothie in Chocolate Making 101,
part of the Jewish Urban Homesteading Workshop Series, in partnership with Makom!

Seedlings!  10 different kinds of tomato, 6 different kinds of peppers,
2 different kinds of basil, ground cherries, tomatillos, wildflowers, and more! 
All ready to be planted by school, congregational, and volunteer groups
in the next couple of weeks!

Looking forward to an epic few weeks at the Kavanah Garden!!!