Kavanah Garden Harvest Underway

Summer is drawing to a close which means we're gearing up for the high holidays and the return of school-groups to the garden!  The past couple of months have been extremely hot, but with the help of our dedicated volunteers and countless trips down to the stream, our plants have pushed through!  And while Sukkot, the harvest festival, doesn't begin for another few weeks, our harvest is well underway.  Here are some photos of what's been growing in our space (plant and critter alike) and what's already been harvested.

A beautiful patty-pan squash.  One of our several varieties of summer squash.
A kohlrabi of epic proportions - one of our first brassica harvests.
Our barley patch! (Barley is one of the 7 species of Israel)

Sunflowers are great for attracting many species of pollinator, especially bees!

Some of our livelier (yet mysterious) garden inhabitants.

A decorative gourd, which we'll use to decorate our Sukkah

Heritage corn.

A yellow garden spider protecting her web.
Two of our 400 or so heads of garlic

A damselfly resting near our stream

The bountiful offerings of the Cutting Veg CSA stand.

The prolific echinacea grove attracting more pollinators.