is JTA's former associate editor.
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.
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.