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CBE Vegetable Garden

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Spring 2020 Update


Back in early Spring, we decided to bring the CBE veggie plot back to life. We pulled all the huge weeds out of the garden beds at the top of the hill near the CBE entrance. We patched the fencing back together with some wire, hoping that would hold off the rabbits, and we added new loam and compost into the beds (with help from Elaine and Clayton and their trusty pickup).

In April and May, we planted a whole bunch of organic seedlings that were started right here in Acton at Daisy Hill Farm, including:

  • Pak Choy
  • Arugula
  • Broccolini
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Italian tomatoes
  • Bush beans
  • Red peppers
  • Hot peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Basil, sage, parsley, and chives
  • Buckwheat

They've all been growing quickly, and we're excited to see the progress! If you happen to be at the CBE grounds, do stop by and say hello to the growing things up there - they will appreciate your company.

Of course, we'd hoped that by the time the veggies were ready this summer, we'd be back to the normal CBE routine, and we could share fresh lettuce and tomatoes over the Shabbat lunches after Torah studies. Well, we're not quite there yet, but the veggies are of course continuing along, doing their miraculous thing regardless of what's going on in the human world.

We have a few volunteers taking shifts weeding and watering, but could always use more! If you're interested in helping out, write to Emil at

Sun, July 5 2020 13 Tammuz 5780