2011 was an epic and fantastic year at the Kavanah Garden! Over 100 volunteers contributed over 1260 hours this season to help plant, maintain and harvest the garden. Over 2600 individuals participated in Kavanah Garden programs (such as school programs, weekly family-drop in programs, community events) and other Shoresh programs. We harvested and donated 500 lbs of Kavanah Garden vegetables to tzedakah plus 2500 lbs from The Cutting Veg CSA. We created this blog posting as a visual and chronological tribute to an incredible season at our beloved garden.
We got a new sign and we love it!
Our awesome interns: Bronwyn and Jenny.
Yoga session during our Jewish Environmental Educators Training.
We planted in our wheelchair accessible beds.
We built 18 new raised beds.
Little ones planting seeds.
A young farmer discovers a worm. Did you know that earthworms are not native to North America?
Summer chilling in the garden during Kavanah Kids Camp.
We love and know our farmer, Daniel Hoffman who blesses us with a fresh, weekly harvest at the Tikkun Adamah CSA from the Cutting Veg.
The Kavanah Kids are catching some shade under the bridge and over the river.
We built a bicycle blender and made smoothies all summer long!
Reading time in the garden is fun!
Yoga + Camp + The Kavanah Garden = AWESOME
Kavanah Kids Camp Graduation! Mazel Tov!
City Councillor James Pasternak acknowledged the work we are doing at the Kavanah Garden at the City of Toronto Council Chambers!
Fall harvest at the Tikkun Adamah CSA. Yummy.
Our Sababa Scavenger Hunt at our annual Harvest Festival.
Awesome kids from our School Programs help us close up the garden for the season.
Risa Alyson Cooper, Director of Shoresh, prepping students for an epic Fall garden clean up.