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Shamu Fenyvesi Sadeh is is an environmental studies instructor, Jewish educator, writer, organic farmer and wilderness guide. As director of ADAMAH at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center located in Falls Village, Connecticut, Shamu integrates organic farming, sustainable living, Jewish learning, community building and contemplative spiritual practice. For more on the program visit:

Compost: An Incredible Transformation
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Blessing for the First Cucumber
One early July morning, the mist still rising off the Hollenbeck River, we found our first cucumber of the season resting on the dark, moist soil. One of the Adamah fellows spotted the short, tapered fruit covered with fine bristles, and quickly called the other dozen fellows together. We passed around the cucumber, admiring the harvest that represented two months of tilling, hauling compost, seeding, laying drip irrigation, mowing and weeding. For us Jewish farmers, this fruit stands for [...More]