is JTA's former associate editor.
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.
May 2, 2014 10:24am
After an unseasonably cold start to the growing season, everything seems to be happening at once.
April 25, 2014 9:59am
Jewish groups these days love to celebrate the rich tradition of Jewish agricultural law, but what do the rabbis have to say about watering the greenhouse on Saturdays?
April 18, 2014 10:38am
Watching the plow make its first pass through virgin fields seemed akin to what a new mother might feel offering up her son to the mohel, Ben Harris writes.
April 11, 2014 10:17am
The growing number of educational programs for beginning farmers signals a real problem for the organic movement: Lots of people want to farm, but they just don’t know how.
April 4, 2014 10:43am
It’s not easy entrusting your livelihood to nature at a time when the climate is changing.
March 28, 2014 9:56am
With other crops, you get a few chances to get them right. If one planting of lettuce fails, there’s another one two weeks later. But onions are a one-time deal.
March 21, 2014 11:47am
In a new weekly feature, former JTA associate editor Ben Harris chronicles his transition from New York journalist to Connecticut farmer.
January 30, 2014 4:26pm
JTA’s Ben Sales visited the plant last year and found hundreds of content employees.
January 28, 2014 10:42am
Pete Seeger, a man for whom the modifier “legendary” seems hopelessly inadequate, had many Jewish associations in a career that spanned seven decades.