Category Archives: Community Gardens

Along the Road

Her name is Bernadette, and she’s been living in the same light green ranch house, around the corner from our rabbinical house in Norwich, CT, for more than 50 years. When she’s not tending her own garden, she’s beautifying the … Continue reading

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Harmony Farm: Back in Business

Last August, I sadly reported that Harmony Farm had gone to seed. This year, it’s coming back to life. This 3-acre CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture site) in Goshen, NY, about two hours from mid-Manhattan, began in 1993 as a project of … Continue reading

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Harmony Farm: One Year Later

Last August 30, I posted about Harmony Farm in Goshen, New York. I wrote that 50 area families go there every Tuesday and Saturday to pick up boxes and bags of just-picked produce. The farm manager, Matt Coombs, told me … Continue reading

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It Takes a Foundation to Revitalize a Village

Surrounded by farmlands and mountains, Grafton, Vermont, is the kind of place movie directors choose when they want the most idyllic location in America: restored colonial houses on country roads, a white-steepled church, red barns, covered bridges, cottage gardens. It’s … Continue reading

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MORE Gardens in the Hamptons: Where the Signs Say “Welcome”

The Hamptons are a land of high hedges and closed gates, as well as of open vistas of fields and water. It can easily seem as if most gardens there are off-limits to the average visitor, who can occasionally catch … Continue reading

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Harmony Farm: Community-Supported Agriculture

Fifty families who live in and around Goshen, NY, come to Harmony Farm every Tuesday and Saturday to pick up boxes and bags of just-picked produce. This week, they’re getting exotic varieties of eggplant and peppers, fat heirloom tomatoes, green … Continue reading

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(Sub)Urban Farmers

I’m as corny as New York in August. I’m as normal as blueberry pie. So sing the urban farmers who tend organic community gardens just off Broadway in Irvington, NY. Yep. Corn is growing 37 minutes north of Grand Central … Continue reading

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