SPACES: Jewish Concept Gardens

There are many types of gardens: English garden, pollinator garden, native plant garden, even a food forest. These garden types use the collection of plants and the way they are planted to demonstrate a theme, a value or an experience.

With Jewish Concept Gardens we form gardens and plants are planted to create a story or illustrate a thread of Jewish life.

Genesis 2 inspires Possibilities for Jewish Concept Gardens

8 The Eternal God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and placed there the human whom God formed (out of the clay of the earth). 9 And from the ground the Eternal God caused to grow every tree that was pleasin3g to the sight and good for food, with the tree of life in the middle of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and bad.

10 A river issues from Eden to water the garden, and it then divides and becomes four branches: Pishon, Gihon, Tigris, and the Euphrates…

15 The Eternal God took and placed the human in the garden of Eden, to till it and tend it.


Remember, In One Pot You Can Do a Lot

You don’t have to grow bushels and bushels of any produce. Even if you only grow a few tomatoes or one bunch of dill, or a couple of cucumbers, you can still change the cooking and eating experience. Just the action of seeing one piece of your produce grow from seed/plant to the table and understanding the time and energy that goes into growing it, provides an important and invaluable perspective for appreciation of what we eat.