You don't need to have a green thumb, be a master gardener, or even be Jewish in order to reap the rewards from this book. In Growing Jewish Values: Cultivating Your Jewish Roots In Your Own Backyard, author Debbie Togliatti guides you through 10 basic values that you can implement in your own backyard, front yard, balcony, community, or school garden.
This simple handbook addresses common gardening practices and environmental concerns while creating awareness of Jewish environmental principles. With each value, you are given questions to consider: Are you ready to waste less water and compost more (Bal Tashchit)? Are you willing to create a Brit Adamah, a partnership with the earth? How can you promote a sense of Kehillah, community, where you garden?
Along with the questions, you are provided with sound suggestions in order to incorporate these values, no matter what your growing situation.
For parents of young children, seniors, or teachers, this hands-on gardening book inspired by Jewish text can make a difference in your garden and possibly your life.