is JTA's former associate editor.
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.
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.
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