Precious Pickling

Last week, we organized a pickling workshop with our friends and Baycrest. We harvested cucumbers from Baycrest's container garden and brought in beans from a local market. We all had a fabulous time and are excited to eat the pickled goods in two weeks at our end of season party.

The beans!

The cucumbers from our very own container garden.

The Garlic!

The Dill!

Filling the jars with beans, dill and pickling spices!

Tasting our fresh cukes!

Morris's beatiful jar of dilly beans.

Our not-so-secret recipe.

Morris the bean-master.

Oh my garden goodness!

Zucchinis! Tomatoes! Cucumbers! Oh my! The Kavanah Garden is thriving thanks to all of the many hands and hearts that have helped it grow and flourish.

Harvesting monster zucchinis for tzedakah.

Big zucchinis are fun to play with!

Art in the Garden

Our grape vines are happy! Only 1-2 more years until we can harvest them!
Harvesting our first batch of Kohlrabi for tzedakah

Weighing our cucumber harvest. Can you guess how many pounds?

Enjoying a wild black raspberry smoothies made on our very own bicycle powered blender.

Music in the garden at our Free Family Drop-In Program courtesy of Rythmic By Nature.

Making fresh mint tea in our solar oven at our July Family Festival

Black Raspberry harvest

Bicycle-powered blender at our July Family Festival!

Yoga courtesy of Marni Levitt at our July Family Festival.

Kavanah Kids are officially Shomrei Adamah (stewards of the Earth)!

Some of our 10 varieties of heirloom tomatoes. YUMMY.

Black-eyed Susans in our native pollinator garden.

Sampling garlic scape pesto at the Tikkun Adamah CSA.

Kavanah Garden Goodness

Kohlrabi in the Daled bed.

The Wandering Jews Are Looking to Root Down

We recently submitted an application to the Six Points Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund. The Fund did a call to visionaries in the Toronto Jewish community asking for their next big idea that would move the community forward.

In our application, we asked for support to help find a permanent home for the Kavanah Garden. UJA Federation generously donated the Garden's current land to us for 3-5 years. Now, in our third year, we have to make a plan to move somewhere else.

As organic gardeners, we spend a lot of time building and strengthening the soil so that our crops can flourish without the synthetic fertilizers. It is therefore very important that we find land that we can stay on for a long period of time and build the soil up over generations.

We hope you enjoy our video. You can view it below or by clicking here:

If you or anyone you know might want to be involved in helping us root down, please be in touch.