is JTA's former associate editor.
July 18, 2014 10:07am
Fear of insufficiency led to the planting of 1,000 — yes, 1,000 — tomato plants that are now beginning to ripen in the back of a borrowed box truck.
July 11, 2014 10:45am
Finding a small litter of bunny rabbits prompts a disagreement over how to protect the farm while upholding our respect for life.
July 6, 2014 3:40pm
Before he died last week at the age of 89, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi was one of the world’s most innovative and influential living Jewish spiritual leaders.
June 27, 2014 12:47pm
Countless warnings from neighbors spurred the purchase of electrified fencing to keep those beautiful — and damaging — deer away from the vegetables.
June 20, 2014 10:23am
After months of work and worry, eight vegetables were taken out of the ground, washed, packed into boxes, loaded onto a truck and delivered to CSA members.
June 13, 2014 10:52am
With the summer solstice fast approaching, it’s as if some magnetic force is drawing the energy up from the earth, swelling roots, expanding foliage and filling our fields with luscious green.
June 6, 2014 10:05am
The first farmers market of the season served as something of a coming-out party for Root Down Farm.
May 30, 2014 10:30am
Leaving New York for the suburbs felt like a fall from grace, but a farm’s demands on time and attention turned out to be surprisingly liberating.
May 23, 2014 9:22am
Farming takes a toll on the body, but the real measure of a day’s work is in the hands.
May 9, 2014 11:06am
Muddy fields too wet to work in, irrigation pumps that won’t move water, and other near-disasters from the front lines of Jewish agriculture.