Risa Strauss is program director of Toronto’s Kavanah Garden, a Jewish, organic sub/urban community teaching garden. Located just outside the city, it offers hands-on experience using Jewish ecological and agricultural wisdom. Strauss is also involved in an emerging Jewish C.S.A. (community-sponsored agriculture) project (hence the pickles). For more information on the Kavanah Garden, check out www.torathateva.org.